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Rayland Baxter

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Followers 80,187
Category Alternative
Concerts
May
25
Musician's Corner 2024
Nashville
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Jun
14
Winnetka Music Festival 2024
Winnetka
Tickets
Jun
15
Winnetka Music Festival 2024
Winnetka
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Jul
26
Gambler's Run Music Festival 2024
Crystal Bay
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Jul
27
Historic Ashland Armory
Ashland
Tickets
Jul
30
The Commonwealth Room
South Salt Lake
Tickets
Jul
31
Chautauqua Auditorium
Boulder
Tickets
Aug
01
Mangy Moose Steakhouse and Saloon
Teton Village
Tickets
Aug
02
Sweet Pea Festival 2024
Bozeman
Tickets
Aug
14
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Newburyport
Tickets
Aug
15
The Loft at FTC
Fairfield
Tickets
Aug
16
Levitate Backyard & Rexicana Surf Cantina
Marshfield
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Aug
17
Upper Merion Township Building Park
King Of Prussia
Tickets
Aug
18
Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots 2024
Manchester
Tickets
About Rayland Baxter
It’s hard to pinpoint the moment that songs are born, the day casual hummers become singers or scribblers become songwriters. Rayland Baxter certainly can’t, and he wouldn’t want to. Though he grew up in Nashville to the sounds of his father’s pedal steel, he didn’t dream of being a rock star. He loved music, of course, but he liked other things, too: being outside, playing sports, working at the bait shop to make spare change. He’d always just let things settle into place naturally, following his gut from Tennessee to Colorado to Israel and back again, not knowing that when he returned home he’d have a handful of songs and the knowledge that, at the end of the day, he didn’t want to do anything else but make music. He leads a life without reigns, his work always echoing the ease in which it came to be. “All of my music has come in a very natural way, by following the organic process of life and letting it just happen,” he says. “I jumped my fair share of ships, and the pieces came together slowly, not by study or design.” The result is a record inspired by a life lived, not one struggling to inspire life. “Down the mountains and the valleys like the breeze,” he sings on “the mtn song,” “we’re going where we want to go, doing anything we please.” He’s done just that, writing songs that are reflections of what he’s seen, felt and lived; the metaphors found in the hills, the slow strums born at home but blossomed across the sea. Growing up, Baxter’s father Bucky (a multi-instrumentalist for Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and Ryan Adams, among others) made sure music was just a natural part of life, a soundtrack to childhood. “I grew up around pedal steel melodies,” Baxter says, “not knowing how later in life it would shape me and how I sing or place lyrics in a song.” He’d met Dylan and become friends with a young Justin Townes Earle—back then, they were just two kids who knew their dads were gone frequently. One day, while out on a motorcycle trip, Bucky bought his son a guitar: a used, blue electric one. He was in elementary school, no older than third grade. “I played it,” Baxter says. “But I also played Nintendo.” Most of the time, he just liked being out in the field, grass under his feet. While he spent much of his teenage years playing sports, by 21 he’d picked up the guitar again. The sound of six strings ringing had always been comforting, only now its draw proved stronger: it was a surprise, perhaps most to Baxter himself, how naturally and harmoniously songs came. Instead of finishing college he moved to the small town of Creede, CO, playing open mics at a taco bar and busking for tips. It was a gig as a guitar tech for the band Moonshine Sessions that led him to Europe. After a relationship in Paris went sour (though would later inspire the song “oLivia) he took his father’s old friend up on an offer to spend some time at his home in Ashkelon, Israel. “I was supposed to be there for two weeks,” he says. “I ended up staying for six months.” Life in Ashkelon, a coastal town close to Gaza, involved a cadre of sounds: bombs detonating in the cornfields, sirens going off so frequently that few took notice or cover. Baxter drowned the noise with his host’s enormous collection of records and documentaries: Townes Van Zandt, Dylan, Leonard Cohen. “I would spend my days and nights just studying all my favorite people and musicians, and that’s when it clicked.” One night he couldn’t sleep, so he went outside to a barn in the back of the house with his guitar. “When I came back in, I said to my friend, ‘I think I wrote a good one out there.’” The resulting song was his aching, pivotal folk tune “the woman for me,” which later became a road favorite and will appear on his debut, feathers & fishHooks. Baxter has a saying he likes to use a lot: “when you find the right river to float down, just keep floating.” That he did, using his time in Israel to craft the material that would become his Miscalculation of Song EP. He began recording his full-length in January 2011, produced by Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Caitlin Rose) and supported by his friends, including Eric Masse (producer/engineer), Jacquire King (mix) and instrumentals by his father, Bucky. The songs range from the solemn, steel guitar and harmonica anchored “marjoria”; to the locomotive, du-wop of “driveway meLody”; to the stark, Middle Eastern tinge of “wiLLow.” Each is thickly emotional, raw but supremely balanced, pulling reference not only from musical idols but from love had and lost, roads traveled and trials awaiting back at home. And, when you strip it all away, these are songs that could exist with just Baxter’s voice and guitar alone, timeless. He’s spent much of his time on tour: with The Civil Wars, who personally invited him to open, as well as Grace Potter & the Nocturnals. Now Baxter lives in a small, crowded house with five people, four chickens, a dog and a fish named okra near the Nashville fairgrounds, an industrial part of town on the west side of the river. He sleeps in a covered porch with no air conditioning or heat—“like camping,” he says, enthusiastically at that. His hometown has played a vital role in shaping him musically. “There is an incredible group of young artists, songwriters, painters and filmmakers here, just a huge community of really rad people. It’s been vital to have a great creative group of people I can feed off of all the time.” His songs are a calming force for anyone looking for change, for love, or wanting to walk in a different direction—because it was his own quest for all those things that motivated the music. “I had nothing to write about until I was 25. I had to live through a lot,” he says, “and I when I sing I don’t hold back. I’ll cry on stage if I came to it. It’s an emotional release for me, and there’s no makeup on it. It puts me at ease, and that’s what I hope it will do for those who listen.” Down the mountains and the valleys, like the breeze.
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What fans are saying
Shawn
5 / 5
First time hearing this artist. Spectacular introduction! I would gladly buy Tix for another show with Baxter. Clever and well written songs well executed.
Egyptian Room at Old National Centre Indianapolis, IN
Nov 21, 2023
Tommy
5 / 5
Band put ona a great shoe as expected. Venue prices are excellent and the sound is above average. Cool place.
Songbirds South Chattanooga, TN
Dec 09, 2018
Pat
5 / 5
Loved it, free which is a plus, great environment to just chill with friends and listen to some great music
Millenium Park Chicago, IL
Jun 15, 2019
Natalia
4 / 5
He sang Yellow Eyes, which my son was hoping for! Thank you for putting on a free show!
Fox Theatre - Outdoor Stage Boulder, CO
Aug 10, 2018
Sadie
5 / 5
even with a broken leg rayland knows how to put on a show! fantastic night! great lineup!
The Commonwealth Room Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 29, 2023
Aaron
4 / 5
Incredible performance- expected a somber folk experience, but Rayland and his band rocked! I loved it
Wild Buffalo House Of Music Bellingham, WA
Sep 12, 2018
Chloe
5 / 5
Rayland, his band, and the opener Flyte all were so impressive! Enjoyed the concert 10/10
1884 Lounge Memphis, TN
Nov 08, 2023
Braden
5 / 5
Rayland’s music was so good! He’s a super chill guy too! Highly recommend!!
Fingerprints Music (Free Performance + In-Store Signing) Long Beach, CA
Sep 20, 2018
Jiya Bhatia
5 / 5
Amazing venue! Great performance, Liz cooper as opener was amazing. Overall fantastic show!
3TEN Austin City Limits Live Austin, TX
Apr 09, 2023
Martha
4 / 5
Rayland Baxter is so fun to watch and listen to… pure authenticity!
The Hamilton Live Washington City, DC
Jan 09, 2023
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Rayland Baxter Tour Cities
Crystal Bay, NV Fairfield, CT Ashland, OR Winnetka, IL Newburyport, MA Manchester, VT Marshfield, MA Boulder, CO Teton Village, WY South Salt Lake, UT Nashville, TN Bozeman, MT King of Prussia, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Rayland Baxter

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Rayland Baxter on tour?

Yes, Rayland Baxter is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Rayland Baxter concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Rayland Baxter tour is scheduled for 14 dates across 13 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Rayland Baxter scheduled to play?

Rayland Baxter is scheduled to play 14 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Rayland Baxter tour start?

Rayland Baxter’s tour starts May 25, 2024 and ends on Aug 18, 2024. They will play 13 cities; their most recent concert was held in Nashville at Musicians Corner and their next upcoming concert will be in Fairfield at The Loft at FTC.

What venues is Rayland Baxter performing at?

As part of the Rayland Baxter tour, Rayland Baxter is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

May 25 - Nashville, TN @ Musicians Corner
Jun 14 - Winnetka, IL @ Winnetka Music Festival
Jun 15 - Winnetka, IL @ Downtown Winnetka
Jul 26 - Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Casino
Jul 27 - Ashland, OR @ Historic Ashland Armory
Jul 30 - South Salt Lake, UT @ The Commonwealth Room
Jul 31 - Boulder, CO @ Chautauqua Auditorium
Aug 01 - Teton Village, WY @ Mangy Moose Steakhouse and Saloon
Aug 02 - Bozeman, MT @ Lindley Park Center
Aug 14 - Newburyport, MA @ Firehouse Center for the Arts
Aug 15 - Fairfield, CT @ The Loft at FTC
Aug 16 - Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Backyard & Rexicana Surf Cantina
Aug 17 - King Of Prussia, PA @ Upper Merion Township Building Park
Aug 18 - Manchester, VT @ Hunter Park
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