Rob Baker Biography – Rob Baker Wiki
Rob Baker is a Canadian guitarist, best known as the lead guitarist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. He has also released an album with the side project Stripper’s Union in 2005. Baker is a former student of Queen’s University where he studied visual art. Until Tragically Hip’s fifth release, Day for Night, he was credited in the liner notes as Bobby Baker. He designed many of the Hip’s T-shirts and album art.
He was inducted—as a member of the Tragically Hip—to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in April 2005 at the Juno Awards in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was also one of the winners of a 1999 Juno Award for Best Album Design, for The Tragically Hip release Phantom Power. On June 15, 2017, it was announced that Baker, along with the other members of The Tragically Hip, would be appointed to the Order of Canada for “their contribution to Canadian music and for their support of various social and environmental causes.”
In one of his first musical projects since the end of the Tragically Hip, he played guitar on much of singer-songwriter Justin Rutledge’s 2019 album Passages. Up until the mid-1990s, he used a 1970s burnt umber Fender Stratocaster, a thirteenth-birthday gift from his father, along with Mesa Boogie amplification and more recently Hamilton amplifiers. He now uses a variety of guitars such as Paul Reed Smith, Ernie Ball Music Man, and Ovation Guitars, as well as a cream-colored Fender Telecaster, and Garrison acoustics. Baker uses these specific guitar models on stage:Garrison: G-41-CE and G-50-CE and Ernie Ball Music Man: Silhouette Special among others. His amplifier and effects are Mesa Boogie Tremoverb and Pedals: Green Delay, distortion, modulation, wah-wah.
Rob Baker Age
He was born on April 12, 1962 in Kingston, Canada.
Rob Baker Wife
He is married to his wife, Leslie Galbraith. They have a child, an adult son together.
Rob Baker Children
He has a child, a son named Boris Baker. His son Boris Baker is a member of the rock band Kasador.
Rob Baker Parents
He was born in Kingston, Ontario. He is the son of the late Judge P.E.D. Baker and has not shared any information about his mother.
Rob Baker Instagram
Rob Baker’s Instagram account is @robertbakerguitar.