Tour Update 10-12-17

It’s tough being a Road Dog.

We’re in a Motel in Wichita, Kansas trying to get things done. Well I am anyway.

I’ve got a book signing at Watermark Books on Saturday October 14th from 2 – 4 pm. Here is a link to that signing. http://www.watermarkbooks.com/calendar-node-field-date/day/2017-10-14

Then on Sunday October 15th I’ll be at Bound For Glory Books in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 2 – 4 pm. Here is a link to that event. ow.ly/VHxa30fPL4Q

After that it’s off to Baylor University in Waco.

So far we’ve had rain, snow, high winds, heat, and high humidity but with the exception of losing one of my roof boxes we’re doing okay.

I want to thank all of my friends and supporters for coming out to see the Dog Face Boy and I so far.

I also want to thank Go Plug Bags, POLLARDdesign, and Cedar House Media for being such great sponsors.

Here is an older reading from Road Dog to amuse you.

If you want to add Road Dog to your book shelf you can order it right here. And I’d be happy to sign it for you.

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If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

Thank you in advance, I’ll be updating you all as we move forward.

Sincerely, Kelley

Tour Update 10-10-17

I’m sitting in a motel in Oxford, MS thinking about the last few weeks. Things have been up and down but I’m still on my feet.

One high point of the trip was Dubuque, IA. I had a nice crowd, sold books and had a couple nice meals with friends. It is what I had hoped this trip would be. Chicago was also great, hanging out with John Rangel and talking at College of DuPage. Another good crowd.

This last week I was in Nashville teaching for 3 days at NFI. I did a guest lecture at Belmont and got to spend some quality time with my buddy Will Akers (Author of Your Screenplay Sucks!). I also did a couple other readings that were enjoyable.

I think I have a love/hate relationship with touring. I like being on the road but get bummed when very few people show up to my gigs. It happens and I still do the same reading or talk for 2 people as I would for 200. It’s always important to bring your “A game”.

On the weekend the DFB and I drove down to Muscle Shoals with my buddy Hank. We drove the Natchez Trace, which was beautiful. We saw Meriwether Lewis’ grave and had lunch at this amazing little Amish deli we discovered.

In Muscle Shoals we went to the Muscle Shoals Recording Studio and I was in heaven. There was so much great music recorded there. I loved being in that room and feeling the vibe from so long ago. Hank snapped a couple really great photos of me in there. I’ll post one later.

We found FAME Studio as well but it was closed. I asked a woman in a liquor store if there were any good places to camp nearby and she sent us over to a campground by the Tennessee River. I wish it hadn’t been so humid it would have been nice to sit outside and maybe build a fire. I woke up early and the DFB and I took a nice walk along the banks.

On Monday I drove to Oxford and spoke at Ole Miss. I didn’t sell too many books but I met some great people and hopefully they’ll have me come back.

I messed up my schedule this week so I am without any gigs until Saturday in Wichita. I’m trying to get a reading somewhere between here and there but we shall see. I might just find another cheap motel for Mick and I to crash at and try to get work done.

Then things get hectic. Saturday at Watermark Books in Wichita, Sunday at Bound For Glory Books in Tulsa, Wednesday and Thursday in Waco at Baylor, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Houston with SWAMP doing a Master Sound Workshop with Scott Szabo, then Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Dallas/Fort Worth at The Wild Detectives, Funky Town, and I can’t remember the other place.

More to come. Here’s a video I put together on my phone …

If you want to add Road Dog to your book shelf you can order it right here. And I’d be happy to sign it for you.

It’s only $16.95 + free shipping and handling (U.S. Only)

Add to Cart

If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

Thank you in advance, I’ll be updating you all as we move forward.

Sincerely, Kelley

I am on the Road the Tour has begun

September 21st

I’m in Kansas City staying with my good friend Joe. The first two days of driving were the worst. From PDX to Salt Lake City was a lot of rain and wind. Outside Boise it was raining so hard I had almost zero visibility. I was up at 5 am on the road just before 7. Pulled in to SLC around 10 pm. My night vision isn’t what it once was so the last 2 hours were really stressful.

Left around noon the following morning as I had a bunch of work to do. Went through Wyoming and it didn’t disappoint. Wyoming is beautiful and I hate it all at the same time. The weather changes constantly. I hit a snowstorm as I was going over the mountains towards the eastern part of the state. Hardly any visibility and I was white knuckling it for about 90 minutes. I have front wheel drive but my tires aren’t exactly new. I never slipped but it never felt real stable either.

It’s at times like this I question what the fuck I’m doing out on tour. This part really stresses me out. I hate it. After the snowstorm there were 40+ mph winds for the next few hours and I was getting blown all over the highway. Continue reading “I am on the Road the Tour has begun”

New Podcast & Indiegogo Crowdfunding Update

Check out this wonderful podcast with me done by Chris Martin. He’s done a bunch of these where he talks about “Getting Work To Work”. Interesting guy and a pretty terrific site. I am honored that he chose to interview me. Thanks Chris.

Here is the link – http://www.chrismartinstudios.com/gwtw/interview-kelley-baker-gwtw84/

Please check out our Crowdfunding campaign over at Indiegogo (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-road-dog-fall-tour/x/17085859#/)

The DFB and I want to hit the road late next month and take our book, Road Dog, out on tour.

Right now my campaign is kind of sucking as I got swamped with family stuff and some shit I don’t want to go in to at this point. So please check out my Indiegogo campaign and help however you can. If you can donate $5, $10, $15, it all helps!

My total budget is $19,000 and I’m trying to raise half on Indiegogo and the other half through sponsors. Since I’m an independent I have to pay for everything, usually up front. What will your money be used for? I need to order books, fix the van and make sure it’s up for the trip, fix my laptop, pay for shipping, we have promotion costs, gas, food, lodging and many other expenses that come up when we’re on the road.

Here is a clip from our campaign –

I already have bookings in various cities, among them – Kansas City, Houston, Nashville, Oxford MI, Wichita, Salt Lake City, Fort Worth, Dallas and I’m still booking more!

Please check out our campaign and if you can afford to donate something I’d really appreciate it.

Please visit this site often as I’ll be updating our Fall Tour.

The Road Dog Fall Tour Crowd Funding Campaign is Live

Please check out our Crowdfunding campaign over at Indiegogo (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-road-dog-fall-tour/x/17085859#/)

The DFB and I want to hit the road late next month and take our book, Road Dog, out on tour.

My total budget is $19,000 and I’m trying to raise half on Indiegogo and the other half through sponsors. Since I’m an independent I have to pay for everything, usually up front. What will your money be used for? I need to order books, fix the van and make sure it’s up for the trip, fix my laptop, pay for shipping, we have promotion costs, gas, food, lodging and many other expenses that come up when we’re on the road.

Here is a clip from our campaign –

I already have bookings in various cities, among them – Kansas City, Houston, Nashville, Oxford MI, Wichita, Salt Lake City, Fort Worth, Dallas and I’m still booking more!

Please check out our campaign and if you can afford to donate something I’d really appreciate it.

What is Road Dog about? Well I’m glad you asked.

Road Dog Book Trailer from The Angry Filmmaker on Vimeo.

If you want to add Road Dog to your book shelf you can order it right here. And I’d be happy to sign it for you.

It’s only $16.95 + Free Shipping (U.S. Only)

Add to Cart

If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

Please visit this site often as I’ll be updating our Fall Tour.

Fall Tour Update 7-27-17

As most of you know we’re going to be heading out on tour in September. This tour is going to be a lot more expensive than I thought so next week we’re going to kick off a crowdfunding campaign.

I need your help because touring is expensive especially with no publishing house behind me. I have to pay for everything, most of it up front. I need to order books, get the van fixed, upgrade my laptop, get a new hard drive and some memory cards, pay for gas, food, lodging and anything else that pops up while we’re out on the road.

I tell people that I make films because I have to. There’s something that burns deep inside of me that needs to create. I feel the same about writing. I wrote Road Dog because I had to. I had a story to tell. What’s the good of having a story to tell when there is no one around to listen?

That’s why I’m doing this tour. I want to tell as many people as I can about Road Dog.

I’m hoping you can all help either by donating and/or sharing our campaign with your friends.

Fall Tour Announcement 6-15-17 from The Angry Filmmaker on Vimeo.

I’ve always felt very fortunate to have so many friends and people willing to help me out.

Road Dog Book Trailer from The Angry Filmmaker on Vimeo.

If you wish to purchase a copy of Road Dog please follow the link. http://www.angryfilmmaker.com/road-dog/

Thank you advance, I’ll be updating you all as we move forward.

Sincerely, Kelley

Tour Updates 7-12-17

I’m booking more dates on our Fall Tour (September 14- November 4, 2017). Things are looking good in Nashville, Denver, and Salt Lake City. I’ll have more details soon. We’re also talking to some possible tour sponsors and I am hopeful.

My goal is to get as many Road Dog readings and Signings in as many cities as possible on our route.

Here’s another clip from my reading at O’Connor’s earlier this year. This is about the Father-Daughter Dance and this section is called “I Have Two Left Feet”. Enjoy!

Thanks to Whit Draper and Don Campbell on guiter and bass, and to Enie Vaisburd for filming it.

If you want to add Road Dog to your book shelf you can order it right here. And I’d be happy to sign it for you.

It’s only $16.95 + Free Shipping (for a limited time) (U.S. Only)

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If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

Road Dog and FREE SHIPPING (for a limited time)

Now you can enjoy a copy of Road Dog at home and not have to pay shipping costs.

“Road Dog is exceptional, thanks to its author, Kelley Baker, and Moses, his traveling companion. It is a joy to share their adventures, to smile, to laugh, to cry. Kelley Baker has the talent to keep the reader with him and Moses, to explore the joys and difficulties of life on the road, and to have the reader be part of it. Kelley Baker is honest and open. He dealt with a lot of tough stuff and he lays it out and we absorb it and understand. Kelley Baker writes so beautifully I shake my head in agreement even if I have never been to Iowa or Texas, or been on the road for weeks at a time…with a wonderful dog. Road Dog is a gem. Read it…feel it…love it.” – Freddi Carlip, Runner’s Gazette

What is Road Dog about? Well I’m glad you asked.

Road Dog Book Trailer from The Angry Filmmaker on Vimeo.

“In my youth, I’ve had the opportunity to go on the road with a ska/reggae band as a roadie. I’ve always dreamt of how to translate that to the world of filmmaking. Kelley’s book allows us to live vicariously through his adventures. Lastly, I’m not gonna lie to you, but this is one of the very few books that brought me to tears. I think it could be the best work that Baker has done. Worth the read!” – Scott McMahon, The Film Trooper Podcast

If you want to add Road Dog to your book shelf you can order it right here. And I’d be happy to sign it for you.

It’s only $16.95 + Free Shipping (for a limited time) (U.S. Only)

Add to Cart

If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

Please visit this site often as I’ll be updating our Fall Tour.

Fall Tour Updates

The Dog Face Boy, Fiona, and I will be on the road from September 15th to November 4th. Right now cities we have booked include, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, and Wichita. We are working on many more and I will be updating this list again in the next week or so. So stay tuned.

Please visit this site often to get updates on our Fall Tour. There will be more coming soon. Very soon.

A special thank you to Fiona Baker, Marc Rose, Fuse Audio, Slim Pickens and The Dog Face Boy.

If you want to add Road Dog to your book shelf you can order it right here. And I’d be happy to sign it for you.

It’s only $16.95 + Free Shipping (for a limited time) (U.S. Only)

Add to Cart

If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

Thank you all for your support. Have a safe 4th of July and remember if you can’t be good, at least be original!

Film Trooper Podcast featuring Kelley Baker

Hey Everybody I was just on the most recent Film Trooper Podcast talking about touring the U.S. to show my independent films and of course my new book Road Dog. It was a great conversation.

Check it out! – Here’s the link – http://filmtrooper.com/136

Thank you Scott McMahon for including me in your great Film Trooper podcasts. I’m honored.

If you want to add Road Dog to your book shelf you can order it right here. And I’d be happy to sign it for you.

It’s only $16.95 + $3 shipping and handling (U.S. Only)

Add to Cart

If you live outside the U.S. please contact me at botherme@angryfilmmaker.com and I can get you a quote on what it would cost to send you a book.

And don’t forget that Fiona, The Dog Face Boy and I will be on tour this fall showing films, talking about films, reading from Road Dog, and generally having a good time. For more information keep checking back here.

Thank you for all of your support.