Rick has spent most of his life making music in one way or another. The 70’s were spent teaching music and performing in the Pittsburgh area. The 80’s were a time of producing, writing and arranging for studio projects in Seattle and Pittsburgh. The 90’s found him working on many projects which included releasing two solo albums, producing two albums for the late Pat Travis, performing in many east coast coffeehouses and acoustic venues, and working as a church music director. 2000 until the present has included more writing and planning for a series of new albums beginning with Songs of the Spirit.
Over the years Rick has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some very talented musicians such as singing with Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary including two duets on Baker's Dozen; co-writing songs with Bob Flick of The Brothers Four; recording with the late Dick Kniss, bass player for PP&M and John Denver and, - -Rick Baker; singing with and playing guitar for the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.