Sam Baker is an amazing singer who survived a terrorist bombing in Peru and overcame injuries to sing and play again. Sam is in Glasgow on Thursday 9 September for a gig at Live at the Star, St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow and before than he will be in studio 1 of Celtic Music Radio just after 4.00pm for a set and chat with Bill Morris.
In 1986, at age 32, Baker was traveling in Peru when, as he says “I got in the middle of somebody else’s war.” A terrorist bomb (the Sendero Luminoso or “Shining Path” Maoist group) blew up the train he and some friends were riding on. Several passengers died, including a German boy and his parents, who were sitting next to Baker. Though he nearly bled to death, Sam survived but suffered a constellation of injuries and aftereffects—shrapnel in his leg, renal failure, brain damage, even gangrene.
Sam Baker guests on Homeward Bound, Thursday 9 September, 4.00pm