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Rayland Baxter, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2013

NPR icon by Stephen Thompson

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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