Nashville’s RAYLAND BAXTER announces London headline show on 8th July – New album, Imaginary Man out 14th August via ATO Records‏

June 9, 2015




Announces London headline show in July

Imaginary Man out 14th August via ATO Records

A beautiful storyteller and singer…someone I think we’re going to hear
from a lot
.” —Bob Boilen, NPR Music
Songs will absolutely bring you to your knees”—American Songwriter
Betray the studied, well-worn maturity of a songwriter who has done his fair share of living.” —Interview Magazine
Play your kid Mozart—maybe he’ll grow up to be a math genius. Play your kid Steve Earle and Bob Dylan’s steel-guitar melodies—maybe he’ll grow up to be Rayland Baxter.”—Nashville Scene

With his new album, Imaginary Man due out this August, Nashville’s Rayland Baxter is bringing his beautifully crafted songwriting to London, for a very special performance at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen on 8th July:

Wednesday 8th July – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London – Tickets

New single “Yellow Eyes,” premiered at NPR Music last week and can now be purchased at iTunes. Of the song, NPR Music’s Ann Powers praises, “Many musicians can craft about one-third of an excellent pop song. Some write beautiful bare melodies that drip into your head like honey into cake. Others are masters of tone, using genius arrangements and technical wizardry to craft a sound that transports, no matter the shape of the tune. Still others employ wit to craft characters that feel like friends. Rarely, a musician manages to do all three. On the new ‘Yellow Eyes,’ Rayland Baxter comes pretty darn close to such perfection.”

Recorded in Nashville, the 11-track album was produced by Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Diamond Rugs) and Eric Masse (Andrew Combs, Robert Ellis) and features Bucky Baxter on pedal steel as well as Jessie Baylin, Isaaca Byrd (MYZICA), Mikky Ekko, Jordan Lehning (Caitlin Rose, Steelism) and Matt Vazquez (Delta Sprit) on background vocals.

Of the album, Baxter comments, “To me, Imaginary Man is an audible record of my journey down the bright blue river of imagination. It is a multicolored dream of song, a sonic birdbath if you may. The sounds and songs are as visual as they are tactile and it shows a bit more of who I have become as an artist, as continual and never ending as that process is.”

Imaginary Man follows Baxter’s highly praised debut feathers & fishHooks, which was released in 2012. Since then, Baxter has toured alongside Grace Potter and theNocturnals, Kacey Musgraves, The Head and the Heart, Shakey Graves, Boz Scaggs and Tedeschi Trucks Band, among many others. In celebration of the new album, Baxter will embark on a series of tour dates this summer and autumn, including an appearance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. See below for more details. Additional dates to be announced shortly.
June 10—Nashville, TN—Basement East
June 23—Bergen, Norway—Ole Bull Teater*
June 24—Oslo, Norway—Vulkan Arena*
June 25—Trondheim, Norway—Byscenen*
June 26—Ostersund, Sweden—Gamla Teatern*
June 27—Uppsala, Sweden—Katalin*
June 28—Stockholm, Sweden—Mosebacke Establissement*
June 30—Falkenberg, Sweden—Hwitan*
July 3—Berlin, Germany—Monarch Berlin
July 8–London–Hoxton Bar and Kitchen
July 24 & 25—Floyd, VA—Floydfest
August 6—Boulder, CO—Triple A Radio Conference
August 25—Sparta, KY—Nifi Festival
October 2-4— Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 9-11—Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Music Festival



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