Rayburn Brothers Band
The Rayburn Brothers Band, with their rough-hewn folk-rock sound, is comprised of gifted singer songwriter Craig Rayburn, a well-seasoned musician with a powerful voice and lyrics, and brother Keith Rayburn, also a talented singer songwriter, who brings his stellar dobro and slide guitar playing to the mix. The Rayburn Brothers voices blend and intertwine as only brothers can, with graceful harmonies and poignant singing. Deftly combining acoustic and electric instruments, they play songs ranging from heart-rending ballads to foot stomping rockers. They each bring their particular style to the mix, creating a soulful and eclectic mix of music; from Americana to rock, to alt country.
Adding to the group on powerful lead guitar is long time friend and band member of Craig’s previous bands, Nick Heinz. Driving drumbeats are provided by local legend Jimmy Norris (Lacy J. Dalton, Larry Hosford). Dick Tacklind adds tasty bass licks and Kevin Taylor weaves keyboards throughout to complete the tapestry.
Exceptional harmonies are provided by Sharon Allen (Sherry Austin), who recently released her first CD and by Eliza James. Their dual harmony voices combined with Craig and Keith’s create a rich vocal tapestry.
Craig and Keith have been playing and singing together all their lives. Recently, they formed the Rayburn Brothers Band and have been bringing their rich, soulful, California roots music to the Santa Cruz area since 2008.