March 18th, 2022. It was a big day in the music world, but you might not have been aware of it.
Cary Baker retired from a 42-year career as a music writer, performer, and a publicist for some of the most iconic musicians and entertainers. On this episode, Cary drops by Little Bar for a big conversation with Patrick Evans and Randy Florence. From hosting a Blues show on his high school radio station to more than four decades heading up publicity and artist relations departments at iconic companies like IRS Records and Capitol Records, Cary oversaw public relations for artists you may have heard of: REM, Bonnie Raitt, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Beastie Boys, and MCHammer just to rattle off a few. He started his own firm, too - Conqueroo, whose artists included Randy’s favorite: Tony Joe White. You’re going to love the stories and the musical history.
Cary really did try to retire, but as you’ll hear, he’s been incredibly productive and creative since retirement.