Best known as the lead guitarist of the iconic Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip whose enjoyed success with nine of their albums reaching number one in Canada. They have also won 14 Juno Awards, including Group of the Year in 1995 and 1997.
He studied visual art at Queen's University and used to design many of the band's T-shirts and album art.
He and the Tragically Hip were inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Game in April 2005.
He was born in Kingston, Ontario to former judge P.E.D. Baker.
He and Johnny Fay were both members of The Tragically Hip.