Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Blog Tour: Classic: The Rock Album by Jenny Oaks Baker

Classic: The Rock Album
by Jenny Oaks Baker


When I heard about Jenny Oaks Baker's new album I thought it would be fun to review. I've never been great at identifying songs or artists, but I recognized most of these songs by their titles, and thought my husband would like it since the songs are right up his alley.

This album did not disappoint. I've only had it for a couple of days, but I'm totally content putting it on repeat to accompany me at work, in the car, or at home. I love the instrumental version of these songs. It's not distracting, and is great background music.

Classic: The Rock Album is a fun collection of songs, and very well done.


1. Liverpool Suite (Beatles Medley)
2. Everybody Hurts
3. Kashmir/Four Seasons
4. You are So Beautiful
5. Scarborough Fair
6. Stairway to Heaven
7. Fields of Gold
8. Pinball Wizard
9. Sweet Child of Mine
10. Yesterday

Purchase: iTunes | Deseret Book | Amazon

About the Artist:

Grammy Nominated Artist Jenny Oaks Baker is one of America’s most accomplished and beloved violinists.  Jenny began playing the violin at age four, and made her solo orchestral debut in 1983 when she was only eight years old. She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Hall, the Library of Congress and as a guest soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony, the Orchestra at Temple Square, and the internationally acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Over the years Jenny has collaborated with such luminaries as Gladys Knight, Kurt Bestor, Marvin Hamlisch, and the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Jenny Oaks Baker performed as a first violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra for seven years before resigning in 2007 to devote more time to her young family. She has released twelve albums since 1998. They have sold over a quarter of a million copies and consistently charted on Billboard, including the #1 spot on the Top Classical Albums chart. Her album Wish Upon a Star earned a nomination for the 54th GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Jenny, her husband Matthew, and their four children reside outside of Washington D.C.