clara baker

AUTHENTIC NEW ROOTS MUSIC FROM PORTLAND, OREGON

Five Letter Word

Mix three singer-songwriters, several stringed instruments, and a variety of percussive techniques, and you get Five Letter Word. This Portland, OR-based trio of powerful women includes Leigh Jones (guitar, percussion), Clara Baker (fiddle, guitar, banjo) and Audra Nemir (bass), who blend their signature harmonies into original songs that span folk to bluegrass to blues and beyond. Recent winners of the 2018 Northwest String Summit Band Competition, Five Letter Word takes inspiration from the harmonic tradition of groups like the Wailin' Jennys, the Dixie Chicks, and the Wood Brothers, but add their own special flair to create a sound that is "uniquely infectious” and a show that is “delightful, with a few unexpected twists.” Five Letter Word’s debut album, Siren, will be released in January 2019.

www.fiveletterwordband.com