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Raelyn Nelson Band on Tour

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Mmhmm on tour! with Raelyn Nelson and Hannah Fairlight

Monday, February 4th, 2019

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mmhmm tour dates:

  • february 7 2019   red light cafe     atlanta, georgia
  • february 9 2019    mercy lounge     Nashville, tn
  • march 24 georgia theatre athens,  Georgia
  • may 4 georgia theatre athens,        Georgia

See the Raelyn Nelson Band in Ashville, NC (Jan 4, 2019)

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

www.goupstate.com
by:  Jason Gilmer

For a while Raelyn Nelson used a more traditional instrument — the acoustic guitar — as she fronted her band.

Then she discovered the ukulele.

“The most fun part is that I can move around and it looks like I’m a rock star with all of the moves I can do,” she said. “I can move around like crazy and it looks cool because it’s a tiny little instrument.”

She found the instrument because her bandmate, Jonathan Bright, in the Raelyn Nelson Band, which plays at 9 p.m. Friday at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, N.C., had just finished a recording using the instrument. It was a a tribute to The Replacements, done completely with the ukulele, and Nelson began to pick on the four-stringed, typical-Hawaiian guitar.

“Country music fans in Hawaii might beg to differ that the ukulele isn’t a country (music) sounding instrument,” she said.

But, honestly, Nelson and her band can’t be considered all that country.

“It’s country grunge rock. It’s caffeinated,” said Nelson, who is the granddaughter of country legend Willie Nelson. “It’s basically Loretta Lynn-style country melodies with a backing rock band.”

Rolling Stone Country magazine once described the sound as music that “mixes old country and dirty garage rock.”

Want to go?

Who: Raelyn Nelson Band with Drunken Prayer
When: 9 p.m. Friday
Where: The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville, N.C.
Tickets: $12 (advance), $15 (day of show)
Info: 828-232-5800 or www.thegreyeagle.com

The group has released several singles and an EP, and have a new album that will be released this year, Nelson said.

Some new songs will make it into the upcoming setlist, Nelson said, but she isn’t sure about some of the slower, or mid-tempo, songs like “Everything Falls.”

“I don’t know if I’ll play that, it will just depend on the vibe,” she said. “I hate bringing (the vibe) down because it always takes a few songs to bring everyone back up and dancing again.”

This won’t be the Nashville, Tenn.-based group’s first foray into Asheville.

“We played in Asheville once at Salvage Station and loved it,” Nelson said. “I didn’t get to spend much time in Asheville but I hear all this good stuff about it, like it’s this trendy little hippie town.”

Nelson isn’t just a country-rock act, as she has another project called Mmhmm with friend Hannah Fairlight. The folky duo’s self-titled debut was recently named Best Folk Rock album by the website Folk N Rock.

“Mmhmm doesn’t take anything seriously,” she said. “We’re doing the Smothers Brothers bit. Their’s is more of a comedy bit with a little bit of music, while ours is the opposite. It’s a lot of fun and it makes people laugh.”

See the Raelynn Nelson Band in Athens, Georgia (Nov. 9th)

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

www.Flagpole.com
by:  Bobbie Moore

The Raelyn Nelson Band is both an homage to its namesake’s outlaw grandfather and a fine-tuned rock and roll band. Willie Nelson’s talented kin Raelyn’s talents make her the unabashedly Southern element of an aptly labeled country-rock project. She’s joined by guitarist Jonathan Bright—from fellow Nashville act Defense Wins Championships—and the rocking rhythm section of bassist Preach Rutherford and drummer Angela Lese Gregory. Some have likened the four-piece to Loretta Lynn fronting Cheap Trick. That’s a fair assessment, based on “Mama Cry,” “Mason Jar” and other originals—not to mention that infectiously fun cover of John Michael Montgomery’s “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident).”

 

See the Raelyn Nelson Band at the Muddy Roots Music Festival tomorrow (8/31/18) in Asheville, NC

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Happy Birthday, Raelyn Nelson

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

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Happy birthday to the talented and beautiful Raelyn Nelson, Willie Nelson’s granddaughter.

Raelynn Nelson at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic 2018

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

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All the way from Nashville, the Raelyn Nelson Band at Whiskey A Go-Go in LA (July 6, 2018)

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

The Raelynn Nelson band at the Whiskey A Go-Go
8901 Sunset Boulevard West
Hollywood, CA

Preorder new music from Raelyn Nelson Band

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The Raelyn Nelson Band on Tour!

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Raelyn Nelson: Willie Nelson’s Granddaughter Brings Her Brand of Rock & Country to Gainesville

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

www.wuft.org
by: Glenn Richards

WUFT’s Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, speaks with Willie Nelson’s granddaughter, Raelyn Nelson, about making her own way in Nashville with the Raelyn Nelson Band and her new Americana acoustic duo, mmhmm.

Besides her music and Papa Willie, Raelyn is passionate about the Humane Education Initiative she started with her Aunt Bobbie, “Willie’s Kids.”

The Raelyn Nelson Band performs Thursday night at 8:00 with Gainesville’s Company Man and Carey Matthews at High Dive in downtown Gainesville.

 

 

Willie Nelson and Family, Hard Rock Cafe (June 6, 2013)

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

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Thanks to Willienelson.com for these great photos from the Willie Nelson & Family Family Show at the Hard Rock Café, in New York City, on June 6, 2013. The concert was a benefit for Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance and the Animal Welfare Institute.

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Willie Nelson Family Art

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Lukas, Willie, Raelyn

Family Fun at Luck, Texas

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Happy 420

Friday, April 20th, 2018