When: Fri., Feb. 12, 8 p.m. 2016
Singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter has traveled all over the world to form his own music styling and aesthetic. He borrows from the folk music that he listened to while living in Israel, to the classic country music that’s pumped out of Nashville, where he lives now. This past summer, he released his second album, Imaginary Man, wherein Baxter blends his folk lyrics and guitar with synths and heavy bass, reaching for a more mainstream folk sound. Baxter has opened up for such bands as the Civil Wars and Grace Potter, but he is clearly ready to headline. He will be joined on tour by soulful folk-singer Margaret Glaspy, another up-and-comer who you won’t want to miss.