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    Rayland Baxter on World Cafe What do Butch Walker, a Baltimore jail, Sallie Mae and an old rubber band factory have in common? They all played a role in shaping the music on Wide Awake, the new album from Rayland Baxter. We’ll get to know Rayland and he performs live on the next World Cafe.
A slick mix of power pop, rock, folk and even a little glam make up Rayland Baxter's latest album 'Wide Awake.'
The first single off Rayland Baxter's latest album Wide Awake is about a dysfunctional relationship. That's a near-universal truth we can appreciate. However, when you learn the woman's name is Sallie Mae, you realize he's not singing about a human being, but instead, the giant student loan corporation. That's how you get closer to the heart of Rayland Baxter.

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