Rayland Baxter Confirms Concert at The ELM with Liz Cooper

Indie/Alt-country artist, Rayland Baxter, will perform live at The ELM in Bozeman on July 18, 2023 with support from Liz Cooper.

Hailing from Nashville, TN, Rayland Baxter is a singer-songwriter and guitarist known for his soulful voice, thoughtful lyrics, and genre-bending approach to music, effortlessly blending indie rock, folk, and country. In 2012, he released his debut album, feathers & fishHooks. He followed with Imaginary Man in 2015 and Wide Awake in 2018, which continued to showcase his unique sound and storytelling abilities. In 2019, he released Good Mmornin, a collection of seven Mac Miller covers.

His latest album, If I Were A Butterfly, came out in 2022. No Depression said “Baxter has never sounded more alive” and Americana Highways called the album “another great addition to an already solid catalogue from Rayland Baxter.”

This will be Baxter’s first time performing at The ELM. Fellow Nashville-based folk rocker Liz Cooper will be opening the show. Liz actually headlined The ELM last year. It’s going to be a full, talent-packed evening!


GROOVE PRESALE: Limited Groove presale tickets will be available online only (while supplies last) from 10am – 10pm Thursday, May 4th, 2023. A password will be provided via email after completing the Groove Presale sign up form where it says GET TICKETS below. PLEASE NOTE: Logjam Gift Cards cannot be used for presale purchases. Learn how to purchase tickets with your Logjam gift card here.

PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5th at 12pm at The ELM box office, the Top Hat box office, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Reserved balcony loge seating, reserved premium balcony seating, and general admission standing room tickets are available. All ages are welcome.

About Rayland Baxter

For the making of his fourth album If I Were a Butterfly, Rayland Baxter holed up for over a year at a former rubber-band factory turned studio in the Kentucky countryside—a seemingly humble environment that proved to be something of a wonderland. “I spent that year living in a barn with the squirrels and the birds, on my own most of the time, and I discovered so much about music and how to create it,” says the Tennessee-bred singer/songwriter. “Instead of going into a studio with a producer for two weeks, I just waited for the record to build itself. I’d get up and go outside, see a butterfly and connect that with some impulsive thought I’d had three months ago, and suddenly a song I’d been working on would make sense. That’s how the whole album came to be.”

The follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed Wide Awake, If I Were a Butterfly finds Baxter co-producing alongside Tim O’Sullivan (Grace Potter, The Head and the Heart) and Kai Welch (Molly Tuttle, Sierra Hull), slowly piecing together the album’s patchwork of lush psychedelia and Beatlesesque pop. In addition to working at Thunder Sound (the Kentucky studio he called home for months on end), Baxter recorded in California, Texas, Tennessee, and Washington, enlisting a remarkable lineup of musicians: Shakey Graves, Lennon Stella, several members of Cage the Elephant, Zac Cockrell of Alabama Shakes, Morning Teleportation’s Travis Goodwin, and legendary Motown drummer Bobbye Jean Hall, among many others. Continue reading…