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Kofi Baker’s Psychedelic Trip


Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published September 15, 2021

It’s arguable that Cream was the first supergroup. Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker joined forces and created songs like “Sunshine of Your Love,” “White Room,” “Dance the Night Away,” and, of course, “I Feel Free,” timeless classics that still receive airplay on classic rock stations across the world. Fifty years later, the band led by Ginger Baker’s son, Kofi Baker’s Psychedelic Trip, is a celebration of Cream’s genre-blurring virtuosity. Displaying many of the outstanding skills his late father had, Kofi Baker often performs with The Music of Cream, a band brought to life with the late Jack Bruce’s son, Malcolm, on bass and  Eric Clapton’s nephew, Will Johns, on guitar. Other times, Kofi Baker performs as a part of his own band, which you can see at Baker Street Centre in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Sept. 25.While not playing the music of Cream exclusively, Kofi Baker’s Psychedelic Trip still manages to capture Cream’s mood and energy while adding the distinctive styles of the original trio. They play many Cream hits alongside other gems of the era, including selections from The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Blind Faith, pulling the audience along for the ride into a vortex of psychedelic rock, blues, avant-garde, and hard rock. Across the board, these guys nail the sound and feel of Cream’s era without sounding or feeling like a tribute band.

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