Music  |  Video

Video Premiere: Rayland Baxter - "driveway meLody"

June 18, 2012  |  2:45pm

Rayland Baxter’s “driveway meLody” is a warm video for a warm, personal song—engaging and inviting without ever being intrusive or overbearing.

Ryan Holmberg directed a video that looks an awful lot like a fuzzy, warped home movie from the ‘70s, which works really well with Baxter’s vintage look and down-home sound. He looks entirely at home frolicking among cacti in the desert, and “driveway meLody” is the perfect background song for weather above 70 degrees. Members of The Civil Wars liked Baxter’s music so much that they personally invited him on tour as an opener.

Starting today, “driveway meLody” can be downloaded for free from Baxter’s website. His full-length album, feathers & fishHooks, will be out on Aug. 28 courtesy of ATO Records. Check out his video below and his upcoming tour dates underneath that.

feathers & fishHooks Tracklist:

1. the mtn song
2. oLivia
3. marjoria
4. teLL me Lover
5. the woman for me
6. good friend
7. dreamin
8. wiLLy’s song
9. driveway meLody
10. hoot owL
11. troubLe
12. wiLLow

Tour Dates:

June
17 – Wilmington, Del. @ World Café Live at the Queen*
21 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. @ House of Blues*
22 – Knoxville, Tenn. @ Tennessee Theatre*

July
6 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Bowl †
7 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert †
8 – North Stonington, Conn. @ Jonathan Edwards Winery †
9 – Amagansett, N.Y. @ Stephen Talkhouse †
10 – Nantucket, Mass. @ Chicken Box †
11 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall †
12 – South Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground †
13 – Clifton Park, N.Y. @ Northern Lights †
14 – Salisbury, Mass. @ Blue Ocean Music Hall †
16-17 – Wellfleet, Mass. @ The Beachcomber †
18 – Norfolk, Conn. @ Infinity Hall &
20 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ Stone Pony †
29 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Unplugged in the Park @ Park Tavern

- * = supporting Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
- † = supporting Donavon Frankenreiter
- & = supporting Donavon Frankenreiter and Elizabeth Cook

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