Jumping right in, after quite some time primarily listening to various types of rock music, I’m back to my roots with acoustic, back-porch, folksy music. And with that in mind, it’s time for you to meet Rayland Baxter, a singer-songwriter from Music City.
Though raised around music (his dad was a multi-instrumentalist who played for the likes of Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and Ryan Adams, among others), he didn’t really start writing & playing until his mid 20s – after bouncing from Nashville to Colorado to Israel, and back again.
I, for one, am incredibly happy he eventually followed the call of the music muse. I just recently came across his songs, and haven’t been able to stop listening. His music is beautiful: both instrumentally and lyrically, every, single song evoking true emotion. As his label, ATO, put’s it,
“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.”
To kick things off, what is probably my favorite of his songs, “The Woman For Me,” followed by a few more tracks to dive in to. Do yourself a favor & give him a listen.