Jun 13 18

Rayland Baxter’s New Album, Wide Awake, is Out Now!

Rayland Baxter’s new LP ‘Wide Awake’ has arrived with a tremendous splash and is out today on ATO Records. The album that Relix is calling “modern American rock music at its finest” has also had songs spotlighted by theNew York TimesRolling StoneNPR Music and GQ, which named lead single “Casanova” one of their “Songs of the Summer 2018.” “Casanova” has also been the #1 most added song at Triple A and Americana radio.


Rayland’s had a busy release week, appearing everywhere from the Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show to live sessions with PasteRelix, and WFUVRayland currently has more than 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify; he taped a Singles Session this week and performed a Fans First show in Brooklyn in May. Latest digital single “79 Shiny Revolvers” has been featured on many Spotify playlists as well, including New Music Friday and Fresh Folk, and also was placed on Apple Music’s Best of the Week playlist.


Watch the animated video for “79 Shiny Revolvers” here
Watch Rayland perform “Casanova” live at Paste Studios in NYC
Tonight, Rayland hosts an album release show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC to kick off a massive national headlining tour throughout the summer and fall, which also includes back-to-back hometown shows at Nashville’s Basement East July 18-19. He will open several shows on Shakey Graves’ tour August, and will perform alongside Shakey at Red Rocks on August 30.  Full dates below.


‘Wide Awake’ is produced by Butch Walker (Weezer, Pink, Pete Yorn) and features Walker himself on bass, Cage the Elephant’s Nick Bockrath on guitar, Dr. Dog’s Eric Slick on drums, and piano wizard Aaron Embry (Elliott Smith, Brian Eno) on keys. Rayland’s father Bucky Baxter contributes pedal steel, as does original Nashville Cat Lloyd Green.


Listen to ‘Wide Awake’ on all platforms here: http://wideawake.raylandbaxter.com/


12-Jul- Washington, DC – Union Stage
13-Jul- New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
14-Jul- Philadelphia, PA – World Café Live 
15-Jul- Richmond, VA – Broadberry       
18+19-Jul- Nashville, TN – Basement East
20-Jul- Birmingham, AL – Saturn
21-Jul- Atlanta, GA – Terminal West 
24-Jul- Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall
25-Jul- Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
26-Jul- Detroit, MI – Otus Supply
27-Jul- Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
28-Jul- Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall 
29-Jul- Chicago, IL – Taste of Lincoln Avenue 
1-Aug- Indianapolis, IN – Hifi
2-Aug- Davenport, IA – Triple Crown Whiskey Bar 
3-Aug- St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
4-Aug- Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck 
5-Aug- Omaha, NE – Slowdown 
8-Aug- Boulder, CO – Outdoor Hill Stage 
9-Aug- Denver, CO – Bluebird
– Crested Butte, CO – Public House
12-Aug- Ft. Collins, CO – Bohemiam Nights at New West Fest 
24-Aug- Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden w/ Shakey Graves
25-Aug- Missoula, MT – Big Sky Amphitheatre w/ Shakey Graves
26-Aug- Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory w/ Shakey Graves
27-Aug- Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory w/ Shakey Graves
28-Aug- Boise, ID – Knitting Factory w/ Shakey Graves
30-Aug- Morrison, CO – Red Rocks w/ Shakey Graves
1-Sep- Nashville, TN – Live on The Green
5-Sep- Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
6-Sep- Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo
7-Sep- Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
8-Sep- Eugene, OR – Hifi Music Hall
9-Sep- Portland, OR – Doug Fir
14-Sep- San Diego, CA – Belly Up
15-Sep- Los Angeles, CA – Moroccan Lounge
16-Sep- Templeton, CA – Whale Rock Festival 
19-Sep- Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s Night Club
20-Sep- Crystal Bay, NV – Red Room at Crystal Bay
21-Sep- Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst
22-Sep- San Francisco, CA – August Hall 
23-Sep- Sonoma, CA – Harvest Music Festival    
28-Sep- Roseland, VA – Devil’s Backbone Hoopla
30-Sep- Asbury Park, NJ – Sea Hear Now Festival