Carley Baer 19


PDX OR US   Feb 2008  

Artist Bio

Influences:   Ani Difranco, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Carly Simon, Dolly Parton, Beyoncé.

Singer/ songwriter/ student studying to become a music teacher. (she/her)

It is my GOLDEN FAWM (which is what I'm calling 14 FAWMs of 14 songs. Has it really been 14 years?? Good lord). I’m still in music school, and I’m also teaching ukulele again, so music is basically all I do. I must say, I’m looking forward to creating it, and not just studying or teaching it. Those muscles are due for a stretch.

Current instrumentation:
-Tenor ukulele
-Baritone ukulele
-Bass ukulele
-Acoustic guitar
-Two accordions!
-All the sound patches in Logic Pro
-Weird percussion

I don’t have any intentions for FAWM 2021. It’s been such a year, and for the first time in 7 years I won’t have the Holiday Music Motel assist that usually adds 5 or 6 songs to the tally from the Love on Holiday festival. So I’m going to utilize the 2020 lesson of just taking things as they come.

In any case, I’m glad to be back, and I can't wait to hear everyone again! xoxo


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  • @kenmattsson  3 weeks

    @carleybaer Did you get my email about my Concert series?

  • @gm7  3 weeks

    Thx for the are probably the last to comment on my SOUNDBOARD for this year
    Stay safe and see / hear you in 2022

  • @wolfkier 5 weeks

    care to help a little?

  • @gm7  7 weeks

    I'm good for 4/.
    I listen to 2 previously but i have problem listening to another 4

  • @shelleroo1  8 weeks

    Totally cool with your schedule!

  • @shelleroo1  8 weeks

    Hey @carleybaer! You into a #tit4tat?

  • @nadine 8 weeks

    Ok I stuck here for some reason. You're a very creative person with lots of different styles of music. I like that! Hope you come back 2022 with your fuzz uke to make some noise! If you want to you can #tit4tat back but I wrote the reviews just for fun. Girl you rock!

  • @kenmattsson  8 weeks

    @carleybaer, I sent you an email re: my Virtual House Concert series. I look forward to hearing from you!

  • @wolfkier 8 weeks

    Good luck with your finals, my friend. Knock 'em dead! 😀

  • @davidtaro  Mar 8

    Hi @carleybaer, if you're not already tit4tatted out, do you fancy swapping some songs? Full disclosure, I've had a listen to the first couple of yours and will be leaving embarrassingly fawning comments regardless - they're awesome! 😀

  • @lizbrinker  Mar 4

    Hey there, @carleybaer ! You up for a little tit4tat?

  • @scottlake Mar 4

    Carly, yes it’s our Yamaha console piano with the ‘soft pedal’ felt on for the duration.

    Here’s a ridiculously easy way to use some EQ on your digital piano recorded parts to achieve
    The same effect. Use a low pass filter on it where you make the cutoff around 2kHz or so. Play around with the cutoff frequency to your ear’s liking. If that sounds to extreme to your ear use a shelving EQ on the upper end and play with the knee frequency and amount of attenuation for the shelving aspect of it. I do that all of the time in my DAW with the sampled Steinway I use a lot. It basically helps to mimic the response of an acoustic space where the high frequencies will get absorbed much more than mids and lows when it gets to your ear. My recording was direct to my iPhone and this piano can overwhelm my vocal so it was somewhat of a mixing choice. But also because the song was about night time I didn’t want to have it too bright. Give that DAW trick a try, you will be pleased I think.

  • @metalfoot  Mar 3

    That sparkling water really does taste as if somebody yelled at a tangerine.


    Hope you had a great FAWM! I will try to catch up on some of your music soon.

  • @wolfkier Mar 3

    Serge is da man, that's for sure. Email me if you think I might be able to help a little. see my profile notes.

  • @lizbrinker  Mar 2

    Hey, @carleybaer ! Thanks so much for the lovely feedback on Marco?. That’s my tenor Kanile’a. It’s a thing of beauty and a joy forever. I bought it used from a friend.

  • @richaaaay  Mar 2

    Thanks so much for listening and commenting on Marco? and The Avenue. Your kind words were heartwarming. I somehow came across your work pretty early and put you on my Watchlist. When you would post a new song I was always excited to hear what it was and it was always a treat...I'm a fan.

  • @richaaaay  Mar 2

    Hi Carley, I've already listened to and commented on lots of your songs. I've really enjoyed them all. Thoughtful lyrics, incredible vocals and tons of musicality. All that said, I'm gonna ask for a tit4tat...Maybe you would be willing to listen to Marco?, which is a collaboration with @lizbrinker. And if you are game to listen to more just let me know and I'll work through what I have yet to listen to of yours...All of which I'm sure I would thoroughly enjoy...

  • @wolfkier Mar 2

    Thanks, my friend. I gotta sleep now, finally, been up for hours, including, nearly 50 tit4tats, but you can keep going and I'll catch up tomorrow, promise, or you can wait for one at a time, your choice, but be sure I'm trading all 7 with you, guaranteed! 😀

  • @pipewrench67  Mar 1

    Hope you got some time, it's 19 minutes ( it does change up (sloooowly)).

  • @jike  Mar 1

    Thanks for the inspiration Carley.
    If you ever get a chance to check out my stuff feedback would be appreciated. Good or "constructive".
    Hope to see you in the wonderful world of cheese this summer. Maybe we can do a bike ride!?

  • @natrin Feb 28

    Thanks for the kind words & congrats on finishing FAWM!

  • @estebanlartigue  Feb 28

    I need to catch up on your songs!!! I hope the site allows me to now relax and hear all of these good songs!

  • @elesimo  Feb 25

    Awesome! I just sent you an email with the details! Thank you so much!

  • @elesimo  Feb 25

    Hi, there! This might be a long shot, but... we're doing a 4-person video collab ( and one person had to drop out because their computer died. The song is beautiful and after listening to your Middle of the Road I think you'd be perfect to add some vocals and lyrics to it. Let me know if you'd be up for it! 😀

  • @skibum1066  Feb 18

    You are accomplished. Good voice, great instrumentation. Tight lyrics It's going to take light-years to catch up!

  • @splittybooms  Feb 15

    Just wanted to say thanks for the kind words in that collab thread in the forums. That helped 😀

  • @charliecheney  Feb 14

    Okeedokee! I'll send something over ASAP. Might be a couple days, my next day off is Wednesday.

  • @charliecheney  Feb 14

    Hey CB, could you possibly sing a backup vocal track on a song of mine if I sent you a WAV file? I should have one ready in the next couple days. Keep me posted, thanks.

  • @vuduluv Feb 14


  • @bandybum Feb 9

    "Hey @bandybum and scubed I’m up in the chain and I'll be getting to it in the next couple days, Friday at the latest. Just a heads up in case you’re gettin restless 😀"

    Thanks for the heads up! 😀

  • @vuduluv Feb 9

    hey! how did you post your 10 sec clip? id like to do the same. plz let me know. thk uuuuuu

  • @erbaer  Feb 6

    You bat! Have fun!

  • @jike  Feb 6

    Hey Carley. Giving FAWM a try with encouragement from @erbaer. Happy to see/listen to you. Cheers

  • @vuduluv Feb 4

    re corpse collab 😀

  • @vuduluv Feb 4

    hey sorry for the delay in getting back to you... post on my soundboard plzzzzz... thx!

  • @seemanski  Feb 3

    Hey, I believe you are next in #morph3, my seed is:

    verse (key of Am): A C D ... E
    chorus: F D E

  • @zeekle1998  Feb 2

    Hi @carleybaer, I have posted my Auntie (Anti) song - Smiling Rainbows - you're up next.... Have fun...

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2

    Your choice. Email is fine. Soundboard is fine.

  • @metalfoot  Feb 2

    Here's the 10s for you to build off of for the Acoustic LoFi corpse. Try to write the next minute or so of the song, send the minute to me, and the final 10s only to the next person in the chain... and have fun! Chords I was using were E and G, if that helps. 😀

  • @jinx  Feb 1

    Carleyyyy! Great to see you back. And relieved to hear I'm not the only one who'll be "taking things as they come" in terms of what I accomplish this month, haha 😉

  • @bradbrubaker  Feb 1

    Thank you for sharing the images that came to mind while listening! We need more comments like that, especially for instrumentals.

  • @chariotbaldwin  Feb 1

    Golden FAWM? Wow - that's something to aspire to - only 5 more years for me to go to be able to brag about that! #bucketlist

    Its' good that you say your songwriting muscles are due for a stretch n workout. Me too - 2020 was my least productive songwriting year for FAWM and 5090.

    So sharpen those pencils, line up them notepads and have fun this February creating something out of nothing 😀

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Feb 1

    Happy Fawming, Carley! (from down here in Bend)

  • @taracraig  Feb 1

    Happy GOLDEN FAWM!

  • @cynthiawolff  Feb 1

    Hiya Carley...still much respect and was because of you
    I found FAWM and I’ll be forever grateful...
    I’m not making any plans here and letting what will be, be.
    Hope your well up there...take care and see you in the trenches..

  • @wacha  Jan 31

    Happy FAWMing, I always look forward to your songs!

  • @mikegtz  Jan 30

    Hi and good to see you, Carley!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 30

    Merry FAWMwas Weekend to you!
    It's upon us! 😀

  • @mikeskliar  Jan 29

    welcome back!

  • @dasbinky  Jan 28

    Awesome to see ya back here! 😁

  • @erbaer  Jan 27

    Hi Carley!!

  • @joshbelville  Jan 27

    Eastsiiiiiiide! Happy FAWMing!

  • @charliecheney  Jan 27

    Carley? Carley Baer? 😄

  • @wolfkier Jan 27

    Bring your yummy stuff!
    Have a great FabFeb21!

  • @standup  Jan 27

    Looking forward to this, hope you get some cool cakewalks in!

  • @splittybooms  Jan 26

    Good seeing you here, too! Here's to making some noise!

  • @petemurphy  Jan 26

    I hope all is well with you.

  • @andygetch  Jan 26

    Hi Carley and a have a great Golden FAWM!

  • @coolparadiso  Jan 26

    Good to see you, happy fawming!

  • @ericdistad  Jan 26

    Hey neighbor! Glad to see you back again. (waves from OC)
    Have a great FAWM!

  • @candle  Jan 26

    Hello again! Happy FAWMing Carley!

    See You In The Shadows…

  • @cts  Jan 26

    Howdy! Enjoy your FAWM!

  • @robynmackenzie  Jan 26

    Hey Carley! Happy FAWMing!!!

  • @fuzzy  Jan 26

    I will try to make Fumblecore a reality for you. 😀

  • @nancyrost  Jan 26

    Thanks, Carley, much anticipated and much needed!

  • @pipewrench67  Jan 26


  • @metalfoot  Jan 26

    It's all good. I'm consistently impressed by your music and it's a delight to listen to your stuff! Here's to a good FAWM for all of us!

  • @bradbrubaker  Jan 26

    Howdy howdy! Excited to FAWM!

  • @zecoop  Jan 26

    Yay - glad to see you back and looking forward to hearing your FAWMing! 😀

  • @tamsnumber4  Jan 21

    Hi, Happy FAWMing!!

  • @mikeb Jan 18

    HI Carley, looking forward to hearing your FAWM 2021 songs!

  • @leslie  Jan 17

    From one pandemic-grounded performer to another, I hear you. Hope this FAWM revitalizes that link to the stage for you and congrats on all your hard work this past year!