east coast-based duo stan moeller and t.s. baker built a steady following throughout the 1990s with their eclectic brand of folk. the pair, whose sound owes as much to the diversity of pop and rock as it does to the folk scene (they tip their hat to the likes of the beatles, tom waits and kurt weill), released three cds filled with traces of folk, pop, light jazz, blues and latin rhythms.
moeller, whose percussive acoustic guitar injects a rhythmic energy into much of their material, originally hails from the midwest, as does baker, who, aside from playing guitar, piano, accordion, mandolin and percussion, played a major part in producing and arranging all three of their albums.
both are currently pursuing solo careers, with moeller following his other passion as a landcape painter, and baker recording her debut as a solo musician. visit their web sites for more information. --brett hartenbach
audiences and critics have named them...
what people have said about stan moeller and t.s.
"an example of the best singer-songwriter inventory in the country." (northeast performer magazine)
"stan moeller and t.s. baker are one of the most enjoyable duos on the folk circuit today. they have a nice balance of solo songs and harmonies, with each song coming through as a well-chiseled sculpture." (sing out! magazine)
"moeller can craft a rhythm so infectious that you'll dance to his tune, willing or not. t.s. sings acoustic pop and jazz, and writes sweet arrangements that add class." (victory review)
"they smoothly shift through a variety of styles from electric folk to latin-beat pop to acoustic love songs to torchy jazz." (dirty linen)
"the chemistry of beauty. wow!" (buddy mondlock, singer-songwriter/recording artist)
"beautiful ballads and intimate arrangements...songs that drift towards the experimental edge." (songwriter's monthly)
"the combination of baker's beautiful voice--with great
range and passion--with their dual acoustic guitars is exquisite. "
"baker and moeller connect beautifully, conjuring up
dazzling music and intriguing lyrics with apparent effortlessness."
"the songs are lyrically and musically stimulating,
and the performances are stellar. it's hard not to overuse superlatives..."
"they're terrific." (micah engber, host of "sometimes acoustic," maine public radio)
"if you ever get the chance to see stan & t.s. -- don't pass it up. they are equally as much fun to watch as they are to listen to!" (dick pleasants, wgbh)