Sounds Like: David Ramirez, Noah Gundersen, JBM
Bio: Multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter Kollin Baer grew up in The Woodlands, TX. Music was a part of him from an early age.
He explains, "I remember buying my first stereo off the older kid on the street and listening to the box of cassettes that my dad gave me. Stuff like Steve Miller, early ...See Full Bio
“A smoky room is thick and swarming with the humidity of underlying chatter. Purple, blue and a touch of soft yellow lights patch the stage littered with gear. In the center is Kollin Baer and his guitar. Baer’s EP “The Woods” sounds exactly the way this feels – warm and familiar, but still commanding attention. He describes himself as an indie/folk artist, but I don’t think this sound can easily be classified as such. There’s a catchiness to the songs, but it’s never quite pop music. If pop took the earnest vocals of folk music, that’s maybe what this would be. The vocals in “Climb” are just that – earnest with catchy lyrics. Baer’s voice reigns gently above the instrumentation, never heavy except where needed for emotional effect with an occasional scratchy throat. These effects are typically overused in both the indie and folk realms, but Baer’s use is never that. It’s honest with purity but still showing skill and tons of practice.”