Raveis Kole Electronic Press Kit

Dennis Kole and Laurie Raveis
 
A Venue's Perspective, "Raveis Kole has been a "home run" selection for me at our summer concert series for the last three years. In that time our attendance has more then doubled and Raveis Kole has helped to create a dedicated fan base, while providing a consistently excellent level of performance and professionalism."  - Jim Haupt, General Manager Hotel Bellwether, Bellingham, Washington

 
Label: Raveis Kole LLC
Genre: Americana, Singer-Songwriter, Folk Rock/Pop
RadioAmericana, AC, Triple A, Indie
Hometown: Bellingham, WA
Similar Artists: Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, Willy Porter, Ed Sheeran's X, Joni Mitchell, Iron & Wine, Adele & Cowboy Junkies

Billboard Charts: New Album, "Electric Blue Dandelion Nashville Sessions" debuts on Billboard Heatseekers Chart at no. 11, the Billboard Americana Folk Album Sales Chart at no. 18 and the Billboard Independent Albums Chart at no. 41, 

Radio/Stream: Top 10 Radio Indie hit #1 - US & International 
200+ terrestrial and internet radio stations - AMA charts

Average 7K monthly listeners on Spotify in over 60 countries

Awards: 3X NOMINEE  - Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) in the Americana/Folk/Acoustic category for Best Song; "Fearless (All In)", "Thanksgiving (Feel Like Home)" and "Into Me You See (Here & Now)..
Grammy Awards: First round ballot for "Best Americana Album"

Fans: Strong fan mailing list along with 3K+ Facebook followers.

Raveis Kole LIVE performance as a duo

Raveis Kole Band Videos

MUSIC LISTENING - "Electric Blue Dandelion Nashville Sessions

An Insider's Look of our latest album - Get to know Laurie & Dennis

The Rave is Raveis Kole

SHORT DESCRITION: 
Armor piercing lyrics that float like a butterfly and sting like a bee! Raveis’ caramel smooth, emotive vocals and percussive, groove driven acoustic guitar rhythms meld with Kole’s fingerstyle and harmonic electric guitar explorations to interject world music influences into original, contemporary Americana/Folk songs that playfully invite you to listen with your head and your heart.
 

QUOTES: (more press quotes here)

“Beautiful melodies ... powerful vocals ... creating soulful and heartfelt music. ” 
— Guitar Girl Magazine

“What is absolutely certain, however, is at the moment when Laurie Raveis and Dennis Kole first met, a synergy was born that would blossom into one of the most talented singer/songwriter duos around today. ” 
- KC Cafe Radio

BIO: 
Expect the unexpected! Armor piercing lyrics that float like a butterfly and sting like a bee! A cultural cross-pollination mixing Southern California freedom, Middle Eastern mystery, European panache, with a gypsy's adventurous spirit embedded within a matrix of Americana instrumentation and a homage to the unprocessed purity of the great singer/songwriters. 

From their home in Bellingham Washington, Laurie Raveis and Dennis Kole create and perform music that is inspired and nurtured by the ocean and honed by the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Their proximity to Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver Canada, adds an alternative and multicultural dimension and willingness to experiment as they create Art in Music featuring caramel smooth vocals and original songs that turn left in a right handed world.  

Laurie Raveis and Dennis Kole are voting members and district advocates of the Recording Academy for the GRAMMYS® (NARAS), as well as members of Folk Alliance International, the Americana Music Association, and are BMI and Indie Collaborative artists. 

Their most recent project, Electric Blue Dandelion - Nashville Sessions, was released on August 24th, 2018, while the duo was attending and performing as "emerging artists" and Artists-in-Residence at the 9th annual Crown Guitar Festival and Workshop in Bigfork Montana. Raveis Kole was honored to kick off the Festival’s concert series by opening for 3 time Grammy winner Cory Henry, and for legendary blues/rock multi-instrumentalist Edgar Winter and the Edgar Winter Band. 

Their songs “Fearless (All In)” and “Thanksgiving (Feel Like Home)” have each been nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media award (HMMA) for best song in the Americana/Folk/Acoustic genre. 

Electric Blue Dandelion - Nashville Sessions debuted on the Billboard Magazine Charts at Heatseekers Album #11, Americana/Folk Album Sales #18, and Independent Albums #41. 

The duo was recently featured on KING 5 (NBC) TV show New Day NW (9/17/18), and in print in the Flathead Beacon (9/28/18) and the Valley Scene Review (8/03/18); and Laurie was independently featured in Guitar Girl Magazine (9/12/18 and 9/30/18). Recent live on-air radio shows have included KC Cafe Radio from Folk Alliance International in Kansas City (2/17/18), KKCR Community Radio in Princeville Kauai (1/16/19), Radio Messina (4/11/18 in NYC for broadcast in Italy), and KERR Mornings with Dean August in Polson Montana. Raveis Kole was also featured on Nashville’s Music Mix Daily (11/13/18) and in the Daily Country Essential 8 (12/05/18).  Full articles on our BLOG here

Electric Blue Dandelion - Nashville Sessions is currently receiving national and international radio airplay on over 170 stations spread over 13 countries and 5 continents.  It has also been streamed to over 60 countries through Spotify and we are currently averaging in excess of 7,000 listeners per month on Spotify. 

Electric Blue Dandelion - Nashville Sessions finished 2018 on Roots Music Report’s annual chart for Top Contemporary Folk Album in position 79 even though it was not released until 8/24/18. 

The duo has appeared in a wide variety of venues in 2018 ranging from Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, the Bebop in Boston, the Avalon at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville CT, Kalispell’s Thursday!Fest in Montana to busking at the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver Canada. 

Read more on Electric Blue Dandelion Nashville Sessions Release and Bio HERE

Contact: Laurie Raveis & Dennis Kole  
Email: info@raveiskole.com 
Phone: 857-406-5998  
Website: http://www.raveiskole.com/  

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4O3lYxQaa3dj4gGaya7UYU 
Apple:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/electric-blue-dandelion-nashville-sessions/1434233080
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Electric-Blue-Dandelion-Nashville-Sessions/dp/B07GTYLFWD

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Stage Plot for Raveis Kole Duo