Rayburn Brothers Band

Rayburn Brothers BandSinger-songwriters Craig and Keith Rayburn bring a broad range of influences to their music. Hailing from the Monterey Bay, they play songs that are mix of folk, rock and Americana. Their voices harmonize as only brothers can, with graceful melodies, poignant singing and deft instrumentation. The Rayburn Brothers Band has created a brand of California roots rock that has depth and energy. Their songs convey the essence of love, longing and pain that only seasoned songwriters can express in such heartfelt terms. The Rayburn Brothers sing from the soul, touching in their audiences a chord of the human experience. Their new album “Back to California” is a compelling collection of songs ranging from the honest portrayal of long-term relationships in “Go Down Easy” to the hopeful, upbeat “Back To California”. “Ordinary Love” tells of finding extraordinary love, while “Lonely Train” speaks of love lost. “Te Propongo” and “Hole InRayburn Brothers Band My Heart” mix Spanish and English lyrics in a way that reflects the brother’s California heritage.
The entire collection of songs is infused with elements of rock, folk, country, reggae and jazzy blues that channel the musical influences the brothers gained growing up in the Golden State. All songs feature the effortless harmonies of brothers Craig and Keith, augmented by the dulcet voice of Eliza James that give the vocals texture and intimacy. Long time lead guitar player Nick Heinz adds fluid guitar lines evoking classic rock greats. Drummer Ryan Sills loves keeping time and getting you on your feet. Nephew of Craig and son of Keith, Kito is a bass player who loves to put the thump in your favorite grooves. He has been playing with his dad and uncle since before he even knew how to play. Key board player Kevin Taylor weaves in and out of the songs with grace and harmony. Together the combination is magic and will make you an instant Rayburn Brothers Bandfan. Drummer Ryan Sills loves keeping time and getting you on your feet. Nephew of Craig and son of Keith, Kito is a bass player who loves to put the thump in your favorite grooves! He has been playing with his dad and uncle since before he even knew how to play.
This powerful and moving CD is full of surprises and unexpected twists. Eliciting comparisons to bands such as The Eagles, Neil Young, Los Lobos and Jackson Browne, the Rayburn Brothers Band’s CD “Back to California” is well worth a listen. They have built up a strong local following and are expanding their range along the Central Coast.

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