Country Fried Rock: RayLand Baxter Interview

RayLand Baxter hails from royal Russian lineage or Nashville songwriter royalty -- or not.
RayLand Baxter
Imaginary Man

RayLand Baxter shaved his mustache and put the chicken down for his latest release, Imaginary Man. As he has grown as a songwriter and performer since his debut album, Feathers & Fishhooks, he has also honed his team and his flexibility in lineups, ranging from solo to trio with two fiddles, to a full nine-piece band… and a Grateful Dead cover band full of friends. With an engaging tale about why he capitalizes the “L” in the middle of his first name, and how the royal Russian family connects to the Grateful Dead, Baxter tells tales and writes songs that keep you listening.