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Rayland Baxter On Tour with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

September 27, 2012

 “…songs will absolutely bring you to your knees,” — American Songwriter

Emerging Nashville singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter will join Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on tour this fall, including a date at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on October 13 (see reverse for complete details). The tour will celebrate Rayland’s acclaimed debut full-length album, feathers & fishHooks, which is out now on ATO Records (available at iTunes, Amazon and indie retailers nationwide). Of the record, Interview Magazine praises, “its 12 tracks…betray the studied, well-worn maturity of a songwriter who has done his fair share of living,” while the Nashville Scene asserts, “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.”

The album follows Rayland’s previous grassroots EP, which received widespread praise—The Tennessean asserts, “Baxter is quickly becoming one of Nashville’s most buzzed-about singer-songwriters.” The EP also prompted The Civil Wars to personally invite Rayland to open their sold-out nationwide tour. Of Rayland, John Paul White of The Civil Wars comments, “Rayland is one of our favorites. A true artist. Whether it’s his guitar playing, his songwriting, or his voice, he makes everything look and feel effortless. That is definitely a compliment.”

The new album was recorded in Nashville and was produced by Rayland along with Skylar Wilson (Justin Townes Earle, Caitlin Rose) and Eric Masse (Madi Diaz, Kyle Ryan). Grammy Award-winning producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Modest Mouse, Kings of Leon) mixed the record and served as its executive producer. Additionally, the album features Rayland’s father, Bucky Baxter (Bob Dylan, Steve Earle, Ryan Adams), on guitar/steel guitar as well as background vocals from Madi Diaz, Mikky Ekko and The Bridges. Of the album, Rayland comments, “Making this record was effortless. The songs formed themselves; we started with no goals in mind other than making music that myself and everyone around was moved by. It’s an emotional record that puts into words a lot of what I, or anyone longing for change, could go through.”


For further information please contact
Asha Goodman 615.383.3110 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co., or


October 4                                                    Asheville, NC                                       The Orange Peel†

October 5                                                    Charlotte, NC                    Time Warner Cable Uptown†

October 6                                                     Atlanta, GA                                           The Tabernacle†

October 7                                                     Mobile, AL                                                         Bayfest

October 13                                                  Nashville, TN                                   Ryman Auditorium†

October 14                                                   Mobile, AL                      Callaghan’s Irish Social Club

October 18                                                  Roanoke, VA            Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre†

October 19                                                     Cary, NC         Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency†

October 21                                               Wilmington, NC                          Satellite Bar and Lounge

October 24                                                 Memphis, TN                                   New Daisy Theatre†

October 25                                               Kansas City, MO                                       Uptown Theater

October 26                                                   Denver, CO                                              The Fillmore†

October 27                                              Salt Lake City, UT                                             The Depot†

October 31                                                 San Diego, CA                                       House of Blues†

November 3                                                 Oakland, CA                                               Fox Theater†

November 7                                                   Tulsa, OK                                         Cain’s Ballroom†

November 9                                                  Austin, TX                                               Stubbs BBQ†

November 10                                                Dallas, TX                                           House of Blues†

†supporting Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

For further information please contact
Asha Goodman 615.383.3110 or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co., or