The Baker’s Basement is a two piece band from Cleveland, Ohio that creates music rooted in space, dynamics, humor, and the unpredictable nature of life as a human. Members Kate Dedinsky and Adam Grindler are obsessive songwriters, composing more with a specific emotion, story, or image in mind rather than a particular genre. They record music that includes a range of instruments: 2 voices, drums, tempeh pocket kit, paint bucket, shot glasses, acoustic guitar, banjo, train whistle, synth, keyboard, guillele, electric guitar, kazoo, beats, harmonica, loops, drum pad, and sound effects. The instrumentation and style are simply vessels to portray the certain feeling needed for the composition at hand.
The duo first met in January of 2011 among the odd smelling mixture of evergreen and paper factory in Chillicothe, Ohio where they attended the Recording Workshop and learned about sound engineering. Their shared passion for songwriting and other artistic pursuits led Adam to relocate from his home in Northern Virginia to Cleveland where the two began collaborating and writing songs under the name ‘the Baker’s Basement’ in July of 2012. Since then the duo has explored heavily the challenges and possibilities of writing and performing as a two-piece band. After two years of developing their chemistry through writing and recording as well as performing in Cleveland venues including Mahall’s, Beachland Tavern, Happy Dog, Negative Space, and Brothers Lounge as well as non-traditional venues of all varieties, the duo released their debut album entitled “Island” in March of 2014. Like much of their work, these songs reflect the Baker’s Basement’s everyday encounters with fragmented conversation, spontaneous laughter, awkwardness, hopeful discouragement, Metropark imagery, eavesdropping, baked goods, dogs, daydreaming, and an overall desire to extract the most human part of themselves and others and put it into their music. For tBB, Songwriting is a perpetual process, hence their old tagline “Freshly Baked Music.”
Time rolled on and 2017 ushered in a new era for tBB with the release of their 2nd LP "Seasonings" and the introduction of their 'Tempeh Kit' - a miniature percussive array the duo designed to help provide their acoustic shows a greater sense of dynamic, inertia, and coloration. Paralleling the performance style marked by this new percussive tool, the "Seasonings" album captures the duo's more acoustic and lively sensibilities with songs sounding in the spirit of the changing seasons.
This Autumn of 2019 marks the release of tBB's 3rd full length album entitled "Buck." An odd collection of songs created over 4 years time, "Buck" is a temperamental sonic journey that offers the tiniest of acoustic numbers side by side with songs reaching toward darker peaks. Autumn 2019 represents not only a special season of sharing music by the Baker's Basement, but also Kate & Adam's other musical endeavors that fall below the umbrella of their newly formed company, Rubadub Productions. Dedicated to the development of an array of sonic & visual projects, Rubadub Productions features the live and recorded works of:
the Baker's Basement
Fiddlin' Cricket (Adam's solo works)
rub-a-dub [ ruhb-uh-duhb ] noun the sound of a drum when beaten.