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Rayland Baxter At Newport

Rayland Baxter performs at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.
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Rayland Baxter, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

August 1, 2013 Nashville-bred singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter is your classic folk-rock rambler: He's traveled the world to find inspiration and written songs to reflect his observations along the way. Hear Rayland Baxter perform songs from his debut album as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

Nashville-bred singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter is your classic folk-rock rambler: He's traveled the world to find inspiration and written songs to reflect his observations along the way. Of course, when it comes to inspiration, it helps that Baxter's father — Bucky Baxter, who's played with Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and others — is a dynamite multi-instrumentalist and pedal-steel master who kept his son immersed in music.

Hear Rayland Baxter perform songs from his debut album — last year's Feathers & Fishhooks — as part of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Saturday, July 27 in Newport, R.I.

Set List
  • "Willy's Song"
  • "The Cold Easy Life Of A Loner"
  • "Olivia"
  • "Tower Song"
  • "The Mountain Song"
  • "Ghost Again"
  • "Dreamin'"
  • "I Do Bad Things"
  • "To Ramona" (Bob Dylan cover)

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About The Festival

George Wein's Newport Folk Festival celebrates over 50 years of live music in picturesque Newport, R.I. The Festival celebrates folk traditions and innovations from all generations. For information on attending this year's Festival, visit their official website.

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