Polly Baker On The Chris Top Program
September 28, 2014•77 min
One of Polly Baker's earliest songwriting memories was re-writing the lyrics to "Hotel California" by The Eagles, in the basement of her house, playing dolls with her best friend, Carolyn. "I was around 8 years old, and 'Hotel California' was one of my favorite songs. Mostly because I had this obsession with all things California related. I didn't even know all of the words to the original song, but I knew the tune. So, I just took the song and put in my own lyrics to come up with my rendition entitled, 'Seashores of California'. And I think that's where my love for songwriting started."
Polly grew up in a family of musicians who instilled within her a love for music from a very young age. Her parents, Glenn and Paula, met singing in a Top 40 nightclub band together, which performed in nightclubs from Maryland to D.C. to Virginia. Along with Polly's two older brothers, Tommy and Arthur, her parents formed their family band and sang at a church in Bethesda, Maryland. "I remember my f