I feel Garth Baxter is evolving a very individual voice, combining old elements in
and fascinating ways. I look forward to hearing more of his work in the future.
Paul Hurley, Soundboard Magazine, Summer, 1990,
from the article The Guitar in Song, The 20th Century.
When I listen to the music of Garth Baxter, I am struck by the beautiful, rhapsodic writing.
He has perfected the art of blending words with music,
always with an emotional tug
that aims at the well-placed tear or triumph.
William Lee Ellis
Musicologist and former music critic for the Memphis Commercial Appeal
Garth Baxter has a genuine gift for lyricism, especially when it
comes to writing for the voice!
-Judah Adashi, Composer
It is nice to see romanticism alive and well in the 21st Century in the music
of Garth Baxter.
-Andrew Stewart, Pianist
Garth Baxter possesses a passionate and lyrical voice. His music is clear, direct, and emotionally
honest; these qualities are heard and felt regardless of the medium for which he is writing. It is
always a pleasure to hear a new work from him.
-Ronald Pearl, Guitarist and Composer
If Brahms composed in the 21st Century this is how his music would sound.
-Glenn Angus, violinist (on hearing From the Headwaters by Garth Baxter)
I want to thank you for posting Drummer Hodge on YouTube. This lovely combination
Thomas Hardy’s words, the charged music of Garth Baxter and powerful visuals
this a most delightful work for us all to enjoy.
-Julia Potter, Artist, UK
If I had a flair for writing, this would be what I wrote.
-Amber Rose Moss, flutist, Great Britain, commenting on The Silver Run
There are no words to describe the emotions I feel in this piece, which I feel is one of Garth's best. No truer notes of love have ever been spoken and none have pierced my heart so. Don't speak; only listen to notes so true as to never have known language at all, but have soared through the heart's center. The heart's desire. My heart's desire.
-Lea Johnson, Pianist, commenting on Could You Dream What I Dream?