Skip to main content

Book Direct for our most exclusive offers!

Book & Save

LIVE IN THE SKY RAYLAND BAXTER

Fri Jun 28
6 pm
@ ANGAD RAINBOW TERRACE SOUTH DECK

"Live in the Sky” is a ten-date rooftop concert series atop Angad Arts Hotel. The series will feature intimate performances by some of the most popular up-and-coming artists of today. Our rooftop is 13 stories above the city with sweeping views of the St. Louis skyline. Performers will be positioned right in front of our views creating a breathtaking backdrop like no concert has ever had before. This week we welcome RAYLAND BAXTER to our Angad Rainbow Terrace”

BIO

"Thoreau had Walden Pond. Kerouac had Big Sur. Rayland Baxter? He had an old rubber band factory in Franklin, Kentucky, and it suited him just fine. As one of the hardest-touring artists on the road today, Baxter’s spent most of his professional life in transit, but ever since he was a kid, he dreamed of creative seclusion someplace lonely and isolated, somewhere he could sit still and devote his every waking hour to writing without interruption or distraction. When the opportunity finally presented itself in late 2016, the Nashville native pounced.“I packed everything in my van and moved to Franklin for three months,” says Baxter. “It was the fist time I ever got to be alone and focus solely on songs like that. All I did was write, write, write all day every day. I was obsessed.”By the time Baxter emerged, he’d penned more than 50 tunes and crafted a detailed blueprint for his spectacular new album, ‘Wide Awake.’ Deftly produced by Butch Walker, the record infuses Baxter’s easygoing, soulful sound with British Invasion melodies and rock and roll swagger, marrying lean, muscular songwriting with adventurous, inventive arrangements. It’s a cutting, insightful collection, one that takes a sardonic view the violence, greed, and division that seem to define the modern American landscape. Rather than point a finger, though, the music holds up a mirror, offering a sober reflection of the times thoughtfully bundled in bright, infectious hooks. There’s no judgment here, only keen observation, and Baxter implicates himself as much as his neighbor through it all.“This is an album about decision making,” he explains. “It’s about being a human at the crossroads. Do I do good or do I do evil? Do I lie or do I tell the truth? Am I going to be happy or am I going to be sad? All of these questions and emotions are things I see in myself, and they’re the same things I see in everyone else no matter where I go.”

Baxter’s built a career on capturing those sorts of timeless, deeply human sentiments, bringing colorful characters to vivid life with equal parts humor and pathos. His debut album, ‘feathers & fishhooks,’ was a critical hit praised by Interview for its “well-worn maturity,” whileNPRdescribed “Yellow Eyes,” the lead single from his 2015 follow-up, ‘Imaginary Man,’ as “close-to-perfect.” Stereogumdubbed the record “an impeccable sophomore break-out,” and Rolling Stonehailed its pairing of “whimsical narrative with often deceptively complex arrangements.” The music earned Baxter festival appearances from Bonnaroo to Newport Folk in addition to tours with an astonishing array of artists, including Jason Isbell, The Lumineers, Kacey Musgraves, The Head, and The Heart, Shakey Graves, Lauryn Hill, and Grace Potter.

“The six months leading up to the release of ‘Imaginary Man,’ that was the first time I really started playing electric guitar and performing with a band,” says Baxter. “We did my first headline run and toured that album for a year-and-a-half, and the experience really opened up this whole new sound for me. It helped me figure out more of who I was as an artist and a songwriter and a traveler and a human being.”

 It was with that newfound sense of self that Baxter entered Thunder Sound, the abandoned rubber band factory-turned-studio in the cornfields of Kentucky that would become his home for three months of intensive soul searching and songwriting.

“I blanketed the windows so no one could see inside,” he explains. “I laid a mattress down next to an old Wurlitzer so I had somewhere to sleep. I had a guitar, a desk with a lamp and some paper and pencils, and that was it. For fifteen hours a day, I wrote.”

When it came time to record his mountain of new songs, Baxter relocated to Santa Monica, California, where he wrangled an all-star studio band that included Dr. Dog’s Erick Slick on drums, Butch Walker on bass, Cage The Elephant’s Nick Bockrath on guitar, and piano wizard Aaron Embry (Elliott Smith, Brian Eno) on keys. A producer and artist equally at home working with massive pop stars and indie stalwarts, Walker immediately embraced Baxter’s vision for the album, and the result is a sunny and altogether charming collection. Scratch beneath the surface, though, and you’ll find it’s populated by a cast of characters who project a vision of the good life as they struggle to keep it all together behind closed doors. On the punchy ‘Casanova,’ the singer reckons with debts he knows he’ll never be able to repay, while the volatile “Amelia Baker” charts the narrator’s descent into near-madness as he pines for a starlet perpetually out of reach.

“We have this society where we’re obsessed with celebrity and living on the top of the mountain,” says Baxter. “But what’s at the top? Maybe it’s a lonely place to wake up.”

Late 2016 was a particularly tumultuous time in the country, and though Baxter did his best to isolate himself from the outside world while he wrote, it was inevitable that some of the chaos would seep in. On album opener “Strange American Dream,” a chiming piano and spare Motown groove give way to lush harmonies and unexpected melodic twists as Baxter sings, “I close my eyes and realize that I’m alive inside this strange American dream.” Meanwhile, the soaring “79 Shiny Revolvers” finds him reflecting, “you really wanna save the world, man / well, I wanna save it, too / we can blow ’em away / the American way.”

While ‘Wide Awake’ offers plenty of broad, wide-angle musings, some of its most arresting moments arrive bundled inside deeply personal memories and snapshots. The heartfelt “Everything To Me” is a tender tribute to family (Baxter’s father Bucky, who played pedal steel with Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams among others, contributes to the record), and the laidback “Let It All Go Man” is a reminder that there’s beauty in simply being alive.

“I actually started that song two years ago on a trip to South America,” says Baxter. “I was sitting on the porch of a house in this little town in Colombia, and I was all alone playing a gut-string classical guitar, just staring out at the ocean and the beach in the middle of the night. It made me realize how much unnecessary stuff we hold on to, all the grinding away we do chasing success and money and missing the big picture. It made me realize what an incredibly beautiful gift it is to be human.”

That empty South American beach may have been a world away from the rubber band factory in Kentucky, but for Baxter, the effect was the same. The solitude offered a chance to observe, to reflect, to grow, to appreciate, and most importantly, to write."

WEBSITE

https://www.raylandbaxter.com

 

TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOLLOW THE BELOW LINK

 


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Terms & Conditions

NONE

More Events

Fri May 319pm

Music is food for the soul. Dinner For Locals is a gathering of like-minded individuals seeking out a very specific language and passion spoken through perfectly curated sets of deep house. Join us each 1st and 3rd Friday for a beautifully crafted sonic journey.

Learn more

Tue Jun 045:30 PM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Fri Jun 149pm

Music is food for the soul. Dinner For Locals is a gathering of like-minded individuals seeking out a very specific language and passion spoken through perfectly curated sets of deep house. Join us each 1st and 3rd Friday for a beautifully crafted sonic journey.

Learn more

Thu Jun 138pm

Thursdays are all about the vibe and Mark Lewis is just the man to take you and your friends on that musical journey. You will find yourself singing along to songs that made you smile and heading over to the booth to ask, “What song is this?”.

Learn More

Wed May 296pm

Be a part of a "SKETCHY" drawing party overlooking St. Louis in the Angad Rainbow Terrace.
Every other Wednesday, starting Wednesday, April 3rd, join artist Terry Hinkle in the Angad Rainbow Terrace to DRAW & DRINK with a fun and creative crowd of artists and friends.
Brought to you by Angad Arts Hotel and Artmart

LEARN MORE

Thu Jun 068pm

Thursdays are all about the vibe and Mark Lewis is just the man to take you and your friends on that musical journey. You will find yourself singing along to songs that made you smile and heading over to the booth to ask, “What song is this?”.

Learn More

Sat Jun 019PM - 1AM

Spend your Saturday night 13 stories above St. Louis sipping on bubbly and craft cocktails with your friends as our DJs provide the ultimate soundtrack for the weekend.

This week we welcome DJ Carlos Suarez to the Angad Rainbow Terrace

LEARN MORE

Fri Jun 289pm

Music is food for the soul.

Dinner For Locals is a gathering of like-minded individuals seeking out a very specific language and passion spoken through perfectly curated sets of deep house. Join us this bonus Friday for a beautifully crafted sonic journey.

 

LEARN MORE

Thu Jun 208pm

Thursdays are all about the vibe and Mark Lewis is just the man to take you and your friends on that musical journey. You will find yourself singing along to songs that made you smile and heading over to the booth to ask, “What song is this?”.

Learn More

Fri Jun 219pm

Alexis Tucci will keep your body moving and your soul smiling as you take in sweeping views of the downtown skyline and the Arch in the Angad Rainbow Terrace or sit down to sip cocktails in the Chameleon lounge. 

Learn More

Thu May 306pm-8pm

We welcome you to experience the Renaissance of Rhythm and Jazz and witness its Evolution in The Chameleon Lounge with Robert Nelson, where “music heals, laughter is medicine and love is ours to share.”

LEARN MORE

Sun May 2611 am - 3 pm

Grand Tavern introduces a “ Blues + Brews ” themed brunch Sundays which will feature a lineup of live musicians and spotlight local craft breweries. Guests can enjoy select "bottomless" beverages including Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, House Cocktails, House Wine and Beer for two hours during Sunday brunch service from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for $15. 

This week we welcome BLUES by ODDS LANE 

LEARN MORE

Sat Jul 069 AM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Thu Jun 276pm-8pm

We welcome you to experience the Renaissance of Rhythm and Jazz and witness its Evolution in The Chameleon Lounge with Robert Nelson, where “music heals, laughter is medicine and love is ours to share.”

LEARN MORE

Thu May 308pm

Thursdays are all about the vibe and Mark Lewis is just the man to take you and your friends on that musical journey. You will find yourself singing along to songs that made you smile and heading over to the booth to ask, “What song is this?”.

Learn More

Tue Jun 115:30 PM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Fri Jun 286 pm

"Live in the Sky” is a ten-date rooftop concert series atop Angad Arts Hotel. The series will feature intimate performances by some of the most popular up-and-coming artists of today. Our rooftop is 13 stories above the city with sweeping views of the St. Louis skyline. Performers will be positioned right in front of our views creating a breathtaking backdrop like no concert has ever had before. This week we welcome RAYLAND BAXTER to our Angad Rainbow Terrace”

LEARN MORE

Wed Jun 2612:30pm

Join us in the Grand Ballroom for this free intimate roundtable series of speakers loaded with career scaling insights and expertise. This week we welcome Phillip Hamer Photography

LEARN MORE

Tue Jul 165:30 PM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Sat Jun 019 AM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Tue Jul 025:30 PM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Sat Jul 209 AM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Fri Jul 126 PM

"Live in the Sky” is a ten-date rooftop concert series atop Angad Arts Hotel. The series will feature intimate performances by some of the most popular up-and-coming artists of today. Our rooftop is 13 stories above the city with sweeping views of the St. Louis skyline. Performers will be positioned right in front of our views creating a breathtaking backdrop like no concert has ever had before. This week we welcome JAKE WESLEY ROGERS to Angad Rainbow Terrace”

LEARN MORE

Fri May 249pm

Alexis Tucci will keep your body moving and your soul smiling as you take in sweeping views of the downtown skyline and the Arch in our Angad Rainbow Terrace or sit down to sip cocktails in the Chameleon lounge. 

Learn More

Sat Jul 139 AM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Sat Jun 159 AM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Sat May 259 AM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Fri Jul 196 PM

"Live in the Sky” is a ten-date rooftop concert series atop the Angad Arts Hotel. The series will feature intimate performances by some of the most popular up-and-coming artists of today. Our rooftop is 13 stories above the city with sweeping views of the St. Louis skyline. Performers will be positioned right in front of our views creating a breathtaking backdrop like no concert has ever had before. This week we welcome CHRISTONE "KINGFISH" INGRAM to the Angad Rainbow Terrace”

LEARN MORE

Sat May 259 pm

Join us as we welcome Vinny Troia to his new home the last Saturday of every month, we are sure he will keep your body moving and your soul smiling as you take in the sweeping views of the downtown St. Louis skyline and the Arch atop our Angad Rainbow Terrace.

LEARN MORE

Tue Jul 305:30 PM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Fri May 316pm

"Live in the Sky” is a ten-date rooftop concert series atop Angad Arts Hotel. The series will feature intimate performances by some of the most popular up-and-coming artists of today. Our rooftop is 13 stories above the city with sweeping views of the St. Louis skyline. Performers will be positioned right in front of our views creating a breathtaking backdrop like no concert has ever had before. This week we welcome CHARLIE BURG to our Angad Rainbow Terrace”

LEARN MORE

Sat Jul 279 AM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Tue Jun 185:30 PM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Fri May 03to Fri Sep 13

“Live in the Sky” is a ten-date rooftop concert series atop Angad Arts Hotel. The series will feature intimate performances by some of the most popular up-and-coming artists of today. Our rooftop is 13 stories above the city with sweeping views of the St. Louis skyline. Performers will be positioned right in front of our views creating a breathtaking backdrop like no concert has ever had before. By the end of the summer, this will be one of the most talked about event in St. Louis

LEARN MORE

Sat Jun 229 AM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Tue Jul 235:30 PM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Thu Jun 278pm

Thursdays are all about the vibe and Mark Lewis is just the man to take you and your friends on that musical journey. You will find yourself singing along to songs that made you smile and heading over to the booth to ask, “What song is this?”.

Learn More

Fri Jun 079pm

Alexis Tucci will keep your body moving and your soul smiling as you take in sweeping views of the downtown skyline and the Arch in the Angad Rainbow Terrace or sit down to sip cocktails in the Playroom or Chameleon lounges. 

Learn More

Tue Jun 255:30 PM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Fri Jun 146 PM

"Live in the Sky” is a ten-date rooftop concert series atop Angad Arts Hotel. The series will feature intimate performances by some of the most popular up-and-coming artists of today. Our rooftop is 13 stories above the city with sweeping views of the St. Louis skyline. Performers will be positioned right in front of our views creating a breathtaking backdrop like no concert has ever had before. This week we welcome Clark Beckham to our Angad Rainbow Terrace”

LEARN MORE

Wed Jun 1912:30pm

Join us in the Library for this free intimate roundtable series of speakers loaded with career scaling insights and expertise. This week we welcome Marquise Knox & Alonzo Townsend

Learn More

Thu Jun 136pm-8pm

We welcome you to experience the Renaissance of Rhythm and Jazz and witness its Evolution in The Chameleon Lounge with Robert Nelson, where “music heals, laughter is medicine and love is ours to share.”

LEARN MORE

Sat Jun 299 AM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Wed May 2912:30pm

Join us in the Grand Ballroom for this free intimate roundtable series of speakers loaded with career scaling insights and expertise. This week we welcome Allyson Ditchey

LEARN MORE

Sat Jun 089 AM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Tue May 285:30 PM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE

Fri Mar 29to Tue Dec 31

We think our rooftop lounge is the perfect place to meet up after work or on the weekend and watch the sunset over the city with friends. Our new Happy Hour menu will have you agreeing... See you soon 

LEARN MORE

Fri Aug 096 PM

"Live in the Sky” is a ten-date rooftop concert series atop Angad Arts Hotel. The series will feature intimate performances by some of the most popular up-and-coming artists of today. Our rooftop is 13 stories above the city with sweeping views of the St. Louis skyline. Performers will be positioned right in front of our views creating a breathtaking backdrop like no concert has ever had before. This week we welcome GREAT GOOD FINE OK to our Angad Rainbow Terrace”

LEARN MORE

Tue Jul 095:30 PM

Join Sumits Yoga St. Louis for an inviting all level yoga practice. Classes will focus on music, movement, meditation for self-awareness and reflection. We will explore effort and ease through the connection of movement and breath.

 

LEARN MORE