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BMI @ SXSW: 9 Questions with RAYLAND BAXTER

Posted in Blog on February 28, 2011

Winsome Nashville singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter is slated to perform at BMI’s Acoustic Brunch. Baxter answered BMI’s rapid-fire round of questions about songwriting, heroes, and SXSW anticipation.

What’s the name of the first song you ever wrote?
“Stanley Merona, The Dreamer”

If you could only name one favorite songwriter, who would that be?
Bob Dylan

Use just one word to describe your own songwriting style.
Flying

What’s the one thing you can’t go to Austin without?
My socks

Who do you most want to hear at SXSW?
Bob Marley

What’s your favorite venue to play?
The Basement…Nashville

What YouTube clip best represents you?
YouTube

Name five songs you wish you’d written.
1) “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain,” Willie Nelson
2) “Here Comes the Sun,” The Beatles
3) “Fixing a Hole,” The Beatles
4) “Ramona,” Bob Dylan
5) “When the Morning Comes,” Neil Young

If you had to compose only one Tweet of advice for bands trekking to SXSW, what would it be?
tour in. tour out. shut up newbie