It's finally happening! Our third album has been through much patience, deliberation and trial and error, but now we're ready to introduce it to everyone. Just 4 songs, so not quite the double concept album we were hoping for ;) But we're very excited about these songs, having the full intention of sharing them with you to make you move and sincerely let it out!
We had our album release show last Thursday at the beautifully vintage Mockingbird Theater, where we shared the stage with our friends Alien Space Debris and Admiral Phunk Brass Band (headed by our buddy Matt from Matt Owen and the Eclectic Tuba). Side note -- definitely check these two bands out. They're music is meant for intergalactic space dancing.
New album Let It Out to be released digitally on all the platforms and streams this week!
Little Raven was formed in 2014 by vocalist/guitarist Rafael Green, bassist Keenan-Keaton Payne and drummer Kyle Edmonston. All three graduated from Berklee College of Music '13. In 2018, they added keyboardist/vocalist Brad Owens, Belmont University alum.
All coming from different locations -- Rafael from Europe and Tuscon, AZ, Keenan from Los Angeles, CA, Kyle from Atlanta, GA, and Brad from Cary, NC -- the fantastic four wanted to create music in Nashville, TN, that breaks traditional molds in genres and engages active listeners wanting to move. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2013, Rafael moved to Nashville to collaborate on a new project with college friend Keenan and they began practicing material late at night in Keenan’s room between indie horror film marathons and long fire pit talks. They then found Kyle who was hooked after hearing their demos. Within weeks he was ferried down country roads, over the lush green hills and past the galloping horses to Little Raven’s first rehearsal (like poetry), during which Kyle stomped the floor with his Chuck Taylors in lieu of a kick pedal (thus the nickname Thunderfoot...but don't call him that, he hates that). The three quickly bonded over their shared influences of Radiohead, The Mars Volta, Incubus, Jeff Buckley, and music that induces existential self-reflection, and concocted their sound of haunting tenor vocals and unique troubadour guitar picking, catchy bass grooves, and tight signature drum beats. But they knew there was still a certain something they were missing... enter Brad Owens. With an equal ear for unique music and sounds, Brad intensified and colored Little Raven's music further with his vibrant piano/synth work and Freddie Mercury-like vocals. And they all rejoiced.
During their time in Nashville, they've had the pleasure of playing Exit/In, The Basement and Basement East, Mercy Lounge and High Watt, The 5 Spot, and at Kimbro's Pickin' Parlor opening for TV Tramps (former members of Ween), where they also host their popular annual events Quoth The Raven Halloween and Mardi Gras Masquerade.
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Contact: Keenan-Keaton Payne