Raelyn Nelson Band

Raelyn Nelson Band

Alika Arlynn

Thu · July 26, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Raelyn Nelson Band
Raelyn Nelson Band
As an emerging female country artist in Nashville, history suggests that the quickest path to success is somehow aligning oneself with one of the major publishers, producers, songwriters, labels, or managers that are the heart of Music Row. So what do you do if you are an emerging female country artist in Nashville, and also happen to be the granddaughter of musical icon, Willie Nelson?

You hook up with an independent producer and veteran of the rock/punk scene, write some songs that are part Loretta Lynn, part Cheap Trick, and form the Raelyn Nelson Band.

Raelyn Nelson has been singing since she can remember. Having been raised on a steady diet of traditional country and gospel music, a gift from her grandpa in the form of a guitar during her teenage years was the inspiration she needed to begin writing her own country and folk songs.

Looking for a place to record these songs, a mutual friend suggested
JB (Jonathan Bright), a veteran of the underground rock scene and independent producer. After recording some of these early songs, they decided to try to write some things together and see what happened.
The result? A completely fresh and original sound, a true hybrid referred to by some critics as "Country/Garage Rock."

When they aren't recording their songs or making music videos, they are on the road taking their high energy live show to the people. Having shared the stage with such diverse musical acts as country superstar Tim McGraw, indie rock icons Drivin' n Cryin', and jam band supergroup Hard Working Americans, the RNB is proving that you don't have to fit neatly into any particular "genre" to find success.

"I don't really have any desire to be a 'solo-artist'. Everyone in my family who plays music has always placed a lot of importance on band chemistry, on stage, off stage and in the studio. Our band can almost read each other's minds. Why would I mess with that? We try to keep it simple: Write songs we like, record them, make a video, then go out and play them for people."- Raelyn Nelson
Alika Arlynn
Alika (UH-LEE-KAH) Arlynn (AR-LYNN) (lead singer) is taking country to a whole new level! Her producer, Kevin Chalfant, stepped in as lead singer briefly for Steve Perry in the band ‘Journey.’ Bringing these two genres together, Alika, Kevin, and engineer/songwriter, Alby Odum, have created an awesome country rock sound! They have co-written 10 songs together. “My Devotion” was the first the first single released in March of 2017 and Pink Camouflage was released in May of 2018. Alika started performing at Valparaiso University where she graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Dylan Torres (lead guitarist) is a multi-instrumentalist, live/studio session musician from North Central Illinois. He has years of experience in the Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville areas as well as other areas around the U.S. John Nicoli (bass player) went to Columbia College in Chicago, IL for live sound engineering. John has been playing bass since he was 15 and performing live since age 16 until present. Scott Rexroad (steel guitar) started out early on guitar and vocals. In 1980, he started on pedal steel guitar and 5 string banjo shortly after. He has played in numerous bands, playing lots of upbeat country music. Today he plays 99% pedal steel guitar. Isaac Jewett (drummer) started playing 8 years ago. Isaac studied music at Evangel University and played in the worship band at his church.
Venue Information:
96 W Main St.
West Dundee, IL, 60118