Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Rayland Baxter's Wide Awake is a dream realized. Since he first started writing music, this roving rock 'n' roll philosopher dreamed of a space where he could devote every waking hour to creating. The hard-touring musician finally found it in the form of an abandoned rubber band factory in Franklin, KY, where he covered the windows, threw a mattress on the floor, and with guitar and piano in tow, spent three straight months writing. At night, he would sit and listen to the sounds around him: coyotes, the howling wind, the faint prattle of the nightly TV news. The result of this isolation quest is Wide Awake, a ten-song collection that celebrates the best aspects of humanity and grasps at understanding the worst.
Track List: 1.1 "1. Strange American Dream 1.2 Casanova 1.3 Angeline 1.4 79 Shiny Revolvers 1.5 Amelia Baker 1.6 Without Me 1.7 Hey Larocco 1.8 Sandra Monica 1.9 Everything to Me 1.10 Let It All Go Man"