​Born in northwest Ohio, Corey Baum became infatuated with Appalachian folk culture at a young age after multiple trips into the appalachian region.  This interest in folk, blues and country continued to develop and take hold as did his interest in songwriting as he found a voice within these styles. Ohio's harsh winters and crumbling economy pushed him south, relocating to Austin, Tx.  Over the last decade, Corey, Croy to his friends, has been developing his midwestern take on country and folk music.  As a songwriter and singer, he can be heard fronting his country band Croy and the Boys and his more light hearted garage rock project DUMB.  He also stays busy playing guitar and singing with local vocalist Jazz Mills and playing bass for Austin's premier country songwriter Leo Rondeau.  Corey Baum wrote this bio in the third person.