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?
Use just one word to describe your own songwriting style.
What’s the one thing you can’t go to Austin without?
Who do you most want to hear at SXSW?
What’s your favorite venue to play?
What YouTube clip best represents you?
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