Bonnaroo Artist | Rayland Baxter
Bonnaroo History | 2013
Stage & Time | TBA
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2016 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Local alt-country artist Rayland Baxter has come a long way since he collaborated with Caitlin Rose on her 2010 track “Shanghai Cigarettes.” He’s the son of multi-insturmentalist Bucky Baxter, who has played alongside everyone from Bob Dylan to Ryan Adams. Just like his father, Rayland is a versatile performer who has a style all his own. His debut album feathers & fishHooks earned exposure outside of the Music City, and helped him secure spots opening for acts like the Civil Wars and Grace Potter. In 2015, he released his celebrated sophomore album, Imaginary Man. The record’s infectious lead single, “Yellow Eyes,” blew up inside the blogosphere and rightfully landed on many best-of lists.
Although his music is regularly categorized as Americana, his live show is purely rock and roll. Even with an impressive band of Nashville players behind him, Baxter’s abilities as a guitarist and his entrancing vocals make him impossible to keep your eyes off of. Make sure you don’t miss him when he heads back to Bonnaroo this June.
LISTEN | “Mr. Rodriguez”
WATCH | “Yellow Eyes” (Official Session Video)