Rayland Baxter

The Deli Nashville's Weekend Itinerary

If you're all dressed up with no place to go this weekend, we've got some suggestions for you...


Tonight, the Exit/In is hosting a sweaty roots rock show, highlighting two local acts and one out-of-towner. The Blackfoot Gypsies kick things off with a solid dose of rock swagger and are followed up by fellow Nashvillian, Joshua Black Wilkins and his gritty brand of whiskey folk. Headliner American Aquarium is set to take the stage around 11 pm. You can find the details for this one here.

If you'd like your Friday night activities to be a little more laid-back and bank account-friendly, the free show at the Basement is your jam. Further exemplifying that Nashville is a goldmine of musical talent, TORRES will be hosting her record release show. Sharing the stage with her is the erotically-named, immensely-talented BF/GF Sex and former Floridian, surf rock band Catfish. Get all the info on this show over this way.


Keeping the album release theme going, Sol Cat are heading to the Stone Fox to unveil their self-titled debut. After what felt like an eternity of teases and video premieres, the band are finally unveiling their LP. Joining them for the event are The Weeks and Junior Astronomers. Getcher tickets here.

If you plan to head to the Mercy Lounge on Saturday night, act fast. The venue is sure to fill up with Kopecky Family Band, RayLand Baxter, and indie rock Texans, The Eastern Sea, taking the stage together. All three acts spent 2012 catching a decent amount of heat and hype, so get your tickets early and expect an explosive and fun show.


Typically a quiet day for venues, Butterfly Boucher keeps the party going for one more night over at 3rd & Lindsley. Joe Pug joins her on the bill and, according to the Facebook event, the show will air live on Lightning 100.


Rayland Baxter Releases Video for "The Mtn. Song"

For a song that successfully blends the Nashville vibe with a California feel, Rayland Baxter's video for "The Mtn. Song" takes the theme literally and features the singer-songwriter in a cross-country voyage from, yep, Nashville to California. With seemingly little more than a couple of friends, a camera, the spirit of adventure, and probably a road map crammed into his '69 Plymouth Valiant, Baxter documents the trip while hitting all of the proper landmarks: the wide open highway, an obligatory stop in Vegas, more highway, a gig, some beach, and then more highway. But, caution: Some of the shots he grabs along the way are truly breathtaking and may cause a sense of wanderlust. If you start school soon, you may want to get that dreamy sense of adventure on lock before you press play.

You can grab Feathers and Fishhooks on August 28th via ATO. —Brianne Turner