Event Details

Rayland Baxter

AC Entertainment Presents

Rayland Baxter

Chrome Pony

Thu, April 20, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

1884 Lounge

Memphis, TN

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is 18 and over

Rayland Baxter
Rayland Baxter
Rayland Baxter - is a gentleman, a singer of songs, a teller of tales, a picker of strings, a thinker of things. Born in the untamed hills of Bon Aqua, Tennessee, he tells a story unlike any other, a story that is true and full of unraveling emotion. There are no lines drawn, no box to be found, in the world of rayLand Baxter. He is who he is and he tells the unmatched story. Whether it be the story of love, the story of struggle, or the story of joy, the road that he travels on is full of dust and flowers, fire and ice, comets and dreams, and he walks with stars in his eyes, leaving the scent of wild magnolias for those on his trail...and for those of us at the end, we are fortunate to find him smiling. Tradition is a staple in Rayland's music. In any given song, one can hear the nuances of his favorites from Dylan to Van Zandt, Johnson to Hopkins, or anyone else on the musical map that has tickled his fancy at one time or another. His reconstruction of song is mesmerizing in its own right...a true artist...a humble man...a dreamer.
Chrome Pony
Chrome Pony
Call it fate, call it karma, call it supreme chance. Tyler and Kyle Davis are brothers born on the same date two years apart; and since they could build tree houses and race BMX in their Indiana hometown, the duo have been a spectral musical unit radiating energy and prolificacy.

This magic thread, strung between them since birth, allows them to unleash overwhelming volleys of sonic power and control them with spine-tingling precision. Embracing the hip-shake and the head-bang, picking and choosing from punk, psych, garage, world music and rock n' roll, Tyler and Kyle have used the intervening years to add dimensions and secrets to their tunes. Years of triumphant two-piece rock had proven that they are well capable of astonishing fullness on their own, but there was more to be explored. Working with a rotating cast of Nashville's best instrumentalists, the duo continue to take their songs to new depths of arrangement and dynamic, without a shred of pretense or hesitation.

Tyler delivers searing guitar structures with meticulous detail. Kyle's drumming boasts a seemingly limitless physical display, underpinned by prodigious accuracy. Bassist Jota Ese crafts grooves sufficient to render anyone's inhibitions powerless, and Ric plays the rhythmic field with tumbling, tasty organ currents. Already comprising a hefty discography, Chrome Pony's one EP and one full length release (Illegal Smiles and Lazy Bones) reveal an evolution that gives way to more complexity and arrangement in 2014's "You are the Pisces" EP. Further maturity is set to be released in the form of one or more records slated for 2015.

Whether dedicating a song to their grandmother's organ, engaging in vicarious death-baiting in tales of rural biker gangs, or longing to shut out the demands of the world with one forever lover, the two are charging the curves of the life-coaster with a high flying optimism only a pair of wild Midwestern brothers can show.

Chrome Pony just played Bonnaroo and their next release will be later this summer.
Venue Information:
1884 Lounge
1555 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN, 38104