“Rubberband Man” by Rayland Baxter

Rayland Baxter has shared his latest single “Rubberband Man.” The track, is off his forthcoming album, If I Were A Butterfly out November 4th on ATO. The song is an ode to Thunder Sound, where Baxter recorded the majority of his new album. Originally a rubber band factory, the Kentucky recording studio still has remnants of its former life. “There’s rubber bands all over the property at Thunder Sound,” says Baxter. “in the earth, in the concrete, used as insulation for the studio. I took a mishmash of images in my head, these flash scenarios, and wrote a short, fun song that’s really about staying flexible and rolling with the punches.” The single comes with a wild romp of a music video shot in Miami and featuring Baxter and a lady love wilding out in seedy hotel rooms, dancing in sunflower fields and generally being as free as the songs subject matter. The video was directed by Quincy Perkins.

If I Were A Butterfly is the fourth studio album from Rayland Baxter. The album examines loss and existential ruminations on happiness and freedom and was completed in the wake of his father, the legendary Bucky Baxter’s (Bob Dylan’s longtime pedal steel player and member of Steve Earle’s Dukes) passing. His late father appears on the album along with a host of collaborators including Shakey Graves, Zac Cockrell of Alabama Shakes, members of Cage the Elephant, Stella, Rose, Morning Teleportation’s Travis Goodwin, and Motown drummer Miss Bobbye Hall, among many others. If I Were A Butterfly was in large part recorded while Baxter was living alone at Thunder Sound, an abandoned rubber-band factory turned studio in Kentucky with later sessions taking place in California, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

Rayland Baxter
If I Were A Butterfly
Track Listing
ATO Records

Billy Goat
Rubberband Man
Dirty Knees
Graffiti Street
Thunder Sound
My Argentina

Rayland Baxter 2022 Tour Dates

Nov 4 – Nashville, TN – Grimey’s in-store
Nov 5 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
Nov 6 – Charleston, SC – The Windjammer
Nov 11 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
Nov 16 – New York – Brooklyn Made
Nov 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
Nov 19 – Washington D.C – The Hamilton
Jan 14 – Portland OR – Portland’s Folk Fest

Pre-order If I Was A Butterfly by Ryland Baxter HERE


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