Meredith Baker‘s work as a journalist has seen her work in places as diverse as Brazil, Mozambique, Kenya, Cape Verde, Namibia, Honduras, South Africa, and Portugal. Each new step was seen as an opportunity to improve her songwriting craft.

These days the Texas-born performer calls London her home (when she is not touring Europe or playing festivals in Costa Rica).

This is Home” is her reaction the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December 2012. Her hope “is that the song will be part of a larger call-to-action to improve America’s gun laws to make it a safer home for everyone”. Emotionally it conveys all the frustration Baker feels over the issue and a mix of hope and anguish for what lies ahead.

Given the current political climate over there here is to hoping some people will consider the underlying message of this track.