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Portland, OR
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Portrait of Carley Baer
After one listen to Carley Baer's latest album, You Can't Control The Weather, it's clear that she is no stranger to picking directions and heading for the horizon. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, she always had a feeling that she didn't fit in with the college-to-cubicle crowd. She was raised by musicians and friends of musicians, and showed a talent early on for hamming it up in front of an audience. She spent a few years denying her destiny before she finally had to admit that she could only ever be happy as a musician, and so she set out on her way. In January 2006, she moved to the more fertile musical climes of Portland, OR and began to make a name for herself as a clever songwriter possessing "a talent for bending your emotions with the pitch of [her] voice" (Kris Foster, The Sleeping Giant).

Carley has been slowly cultivating her musical following, mostly by word of mouth and the Internet. With the release of this album, she has also kicked off her own label, Ursula Music. She's written and self-released two EPs and an LP (The Carley Baer EP, *Spare Change, and Still Life, respectively) and she has successfully booked and performed tours around the Midwest and East Coast. In 2009 she wrote "Underneath the Mistletoe" for the sole purpose of entering a Christmas song competition given by Paramount Music of Nashville, TN, and won the Grand Prize. Her finest achievement in her own mind is the fact that she has quit her day job and can now dedicate herself entirely to music; this album is hard evidence that she can indeed overcome any obstacle, whatever the weather.

**Check out the new album at www.carleybaer.com**
 
 
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