I got the chance to see Rayland open for the Civil Wars at The Fox Theater in Boulder, CO. It was one of my favorite live performances I’ve ever seen. He completely captivated the entire crowd.
I got to see this guy open for The Civil Wars at the Fox Theater in downtown Boulder a few years back and I became an instant fan. He is a talented songwriter and is an incredibly entertaining performer. Really wish this song would have been in existence back then. Would love to see him play this live. “Bad Things” is the first single off “ashkeLon”, a new live EP set to be released next Tuesday, August 30th. The EP takes its name from a city in Israel where Baxter first started writing songs. Take a listen to the stream of “Bad Things” and then you can also trade your e.mail for another track off the new record, called “Driveway Melody.”
photo credit: Joshua Black Wilkins
Last week The Civil Wars released a limited edition photo book, that documents the past year since the release of their debut album Barton Hollow, on February 1st 2011. The photography was done by Allister Ann and Tec Petaja and depicts the life on the road for this crazy busy duo that has been selling out shows all over the US and Europe for the past 12 months. You can purchase the booklet here: To Whom It May Concern
Our favorite folk-rock duo recently paid a visit to the fellas over at Daytrotter and delivered a pretty stellar performance, as has become expected. Over six months after its release, I still can’t get enough of their debut album, Barton Hollow. If you still haven’t listened to this record, you can get it for only $6 on AmazonMP3 right now. The highlight of their Daytrotter session is their incredible, stripped down and intimate version of The Smashing Pumpkin’s rock hit, “Disarm.” You can listen to that song below. Head over to Daytrotter to hear the rest of the session.
The Civil Wars – Disarm (The Smashing Pumpkins) (removed 7/21/12)