Clara Baker’s Debut Album

Clara Baker's kickstarter campaign video

Clara Baker is a singer-songwriter living in Corvallis, Oregon. She developed a love of singing at a young age as a part of a musical family. Clara’s lyrics and melodies express strong emotions and poetic observations of the world around her. On stage she is charismatic, sincere and at ease, and expresses great joy while sharing her music. Clara’s lyrics and melodies express strong emotions and poetic observations of the world around her. Her personal, heartfelt lyrics draw you into each word; at times you may feel she is telling your own story. On stage she is charismatic, sincere and at ease while performing, and clearly finds great joy in sharing her music!

“I’m so excited that my musical journey has brought me to this point– recording an all-original album! I grew up singing harmony with my mom, competing at old-time fiddle contests, and singing and playing instruments at school. But it wasn’t until I was 18 that I started loving music. I taught myself how to play guitar, saved up for a year to buy one, and moved to Beloit, Wisconsin for college where I started taking classical voice lessons, jamming at open mics, and writing songs about everything around me. 

Now, I’ve been writing and performing my own music for over six years, and I finally have the opportunity to record and share my songs with the world.”

Clara Baker

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Rehearsing before we record! – Clara Baker

 Your support will help Clara cover the expenses for

  • Studio time at Big Owl Studios in Salem, OR
  • Compensating studio musicians and album artists
  • Mixing and mastering the album
  • Printing and pressing the album
  • Mailing albums and making and mailing other Kickstarter rewards

By donating $10 or more, you are pre-ordering the album, helping to make this project possible!

Support Clara Baker by pledging on kickstarter here

About Clara Baker

 

Clara Baker posing for her father when she was little - circa mid 90s
Clara Baker posing for her father when she was little – circa mid 90s

 

Clara Baker, originally from Portland, OR, grew up around music. She sang harmonies with her mom in church, learned fiddle from her dad, and spent summers camping at bluegrass festivals and fiddle contests. It wasn’t until she turned 18 though, that Clara really found her own voice and passion for music.

Listening to her parents’ old Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell and Dixie Chicks albums inspired Clara to save up enough money to buy a beautiful Martin 000-16 guitar to accompany her singing. Since then, Clara has spent the past four years learning licks and writing songs while performing in Oregon, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas and beyond.

Now Clara is living and working in Corvallis, OR and performing when and where she can. At just 22, her collaborations with veteran songwriters and performers in the acoustic/americana scene are impressive. She’s shared the stage with Chicago bluegrass outfit Henhouse Prowlers and Americana flat picker Eric Lambert. Her first stint in recording original work featured internationally acclaimed celtic singer Ashley Davis, and last fall, Clara guest sang harmony with the acclaimed singer-songwriter The Reverend John DeLore on his latest album.

Join Clara as she continues on her bright journey in music

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