About Marc Baker
With a career starting in his teenage years as an Elvis impersonator, Marc Baker has devoted his life to pleasing and providing the best experiences and entertainment for all his audiences, young and old alike!
Marc Baker!! Born in Garden City, KS on March 6th, 1989. Marc spent a lot of time with his grandparents where he was exposed to the Legends: George Jones, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings. In the evenings they would gather around the television to watch the Grand Ol’ Opry and Hee Haw. Marc fell in love with the sounds of the steel guitars, fiddles, guitar pickin’ and the stories that were told through country music.
As a young child, Marc would stand on the coffee table with a black cowboy hat, western shirt, shorts, and a plastic green guitar singing "Friends in Low Places" and "Achy Breaky Heart". Marc’s fascination with Garth Brooks eventually got him the nickname "Little Garth" from his relatives. There was not a family gathering that you couldn’t find Marc performing. It was at this time they knew music would be an inspiration throughout his life.
When Marc was five years old his family moved to Wichita, Kansas. While growing up Marc was very active, participating in several activities such as Baseball, Soccer, Shooting Sports Competitions, Tae Kwon Do, Choir, Band, Hunting, Fishing, and spending time with friends. His knack for performing did not surface again until middle school at the age of thirteen when Marc discovered Elvis and decided to start his own business.
Thanks to a church deacon, Mr. Seitz, and Cornbread, a local disc jockey for KFDI, Marc brought back Elvis for Elvis fans all over the Midwest and even as far south as Texas. Marc became known as "Teenage Elvis" and enjoyed performing Elvis' greatest hits.
In the midst of getting "All Shook Up", Marc’s country roots found themselves coming out. Marc then turned his blue suede shoes in for a pair of Ariat boots, his fringe jumpsuit for Wranglers and a pearl snap, and his long hair and sideburns for a Stetson hat!
In the year 2006 Marc started the band "Untamed Country" which consisted of band members Jerry Schultz (Drums), Kevin Clem (Bass Guitar), Bryson Deewall (Lead Guitar), Larry Jensen (Piano), and Amanda Crawford (Vocalist).
By the time that Marc graduated from Wichita West High in 2007 he had already become a local celebrity. He had not only been performing at fairs and festivals, but he had already been on local radio and televison. Marc also donated his gift to help several local charities: Race for the Cure, Alzheimer’s Association, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cytisitc Fibrosis, Special Olympics, and several others.
In 2008 Marc spent the next year focusing on studying the Music Business, writing and co-writing songs, performing, and the making of his first album "Keeping It Country". Marc also took this time to attended Butler Community College and Friends University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Management, and Leadership.
The summer of 2009 hit and Marc was ready to get back out on the road. After placing a few phone calls, Untamed Country was back at it, this time consisting of original member Jerry Schultz (Drums), Bob Wildt (Bass Guitar), and Kurt Shobe (Lead Guitar).
In 2010 Lane Gray (Steel Guitar) and original member Larry Jensen (Keyboard) joined the band and Marc began working on the album "Love, Hurt, and Honkytonk".
April 23rd, 2011 Marc married Nichole (Albright) at the Grand Chapel in Wichita, KS. They also found out they were expecting their first child.
Marc’s son, Shane, was born August 19th, 2011. Shane’s due date was not supposed to be until November but he decided he was going to come three months early. Marc and Nichole spent several weeks in the NICU at Wesley Medical Center until Shane was able to come home. Shane was born 1Ib 14oz and 13.5 inches long.
April 4th, 2014 Marc’s daughter, Paislee, was born. Paislee was 7Ibs 1oz and 19 inches long.
In 2016 a change in band members for the band "Untamed Country" now currently consist of Mike Nichols (Drums); Phil Reeves (Bass Guitar), Tyson Oxford (Lead Guitar), Andy Ebert (Keyboard/Vocals), and Lane Gray (Steel Guitar/Vocals).
To this day Marc can be found playing at Honkytonks, Festivals, and Fairs. KFDI disc jockey and longtime friend Mike McQuilliam continues to support Marc and promotes his music.
Marc has wrote/co-wrote several songs through the years. His songs vary from the songs of the heart to songs that talk of the wilder side of life. Some of his songs include: "What Do I Need To Do", "Redneck Folk", "She Ain't Comin' Back", "Ring on your Finger (Just Weighed Too Much)", "Music, Women, and Whiskey", and "My Woman, My Dog, and My 4x4". Nashville Songwriter and friend Lance Carpenter allowed Marc to record two of his songs "Paint Perfection" and "I Know Jack".
Marc's performances are packed with energy. You will find that he loves to interact with his audience and delivers a performance that will be remembered. When asked what he wants the audience to remember he replied "I want the crowd to see my compassion for life and for my music. I want a personal connection."
There is no better way to describe Marc Baker than through his own words when he said "I'm just a good ol' country boy that is ready to get out there, get noticed, work hard, and still have some fun!"