Coming Summer 2018 New Album; "Into Me You See" -Experience Art in Music - Organic and Intimately Bold!!

Debut studio Album, "Electric Blue Dandelion"! at Raveis Kole (wav, mp3 & physical cd), here on our site! on CD baby (mp3 & physical cd)! on iTunes and on Amazon !

  • Title track, "Electric Blue Dandelion" receiving Billboard airplay, hits #25 AC Top 40 / Top 200 Chart (FMQB) with 17 straight weeks in the Top 40
  • Top 10 on Radio Indie Alliance (US & International) - multiple songs.
  • Top 10 CMJ Radio 200 (multiple stations)
  • 5 award winning songs (US & UK)
  • Top 20 Roots Music Report Contemporary Folk Album, #3 WA State/All genres
  • Second single, "Wicked Game" rises to #17 on AC Top 40 / Top 200 Chart FMQB with 40 (and counting!) weeks in the Top 40
  • Third single, "Dawn Breaks Through" rises in the AC Top 40 / Top 200 Chart FMQB to #18!
  • NOMINATED for Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) 2017 - Best Song, "Fearless (All In) - Americana/Folk/Acoustic 

 

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    Previous events

    Date Event Location
    Bellingham Artwalk Bellingham Art Walk at the Crown, Bellingham, WA Bellingham Art Walk at the Crown, Bellingham, WA
    Raveis Kole Instrumental at The Lighthouse Hotel Bellwether, Bellingham, WA Hotel Bellwether, Bellingham, WA
    Raveis Kole at Anelia's Kitchen & Stage Anelia's, La Conner, WA Anelia's, La Conner, WA
    Laurie Raveis Ferndale Public Market Riverwalk , Ferndale, WA Riverwalk , Ferndale, WA
    Raveis Kole - FarWest Folk Alliance Coffeehouse Showcase Hyatt Regency - Folk Alliance Conference, Bellevue Hyatt Regency - Folk Alliance Conference, Bellevue
    Raveis Kole- New Voices Showcase at FarWest Folk Alliance Hyatt Regency - FarWest Folk Alliance Conference, Bellevue, WA Hyatt Regency - FarWest Folk Alliance Conference, Bellevue, WA
    Raveis Kole Bellingham Art Walk Crown Plaza , Bellingham, WA Crown Plaza , Bellingham, WA
    Sh'Bang! Festival Raveis Kole | Folk Rock | Bellingham Music Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham Lookout Arts Quarry, Bellingham
     —  — Crown of the Continent Guitar Festival & Workshop Flathead Lake Lodge, Big Fork, MO Flathead Lake Lodge, Big Fork, MO
    Classic Rock 92.9 KISM Radio Interview  
     —  — Laurie Raveis at Ferndale Public Market Ferndale, WA Ferndale, WA
    Blues & BBQ on Bellingham Bay Hotel Bellwether Patio, Bellingham, WA Hotel Bellwether Patio, Bellingham, WA
    Fresh local music series / Laurie Raveis Village Green in Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA Village Green in Fairhaven, Bellingham, WA
    CD Release Party - Electric Blue Dandelion Artifiacts at the Lightcatcher Musuem Courtyard, Bellingham, WA Artifiacts at the Lightcatcher Musuem Courtyard, Bellingham, WA
    Blues & BBQ on Bellingham Bay Hotel Bellwether Patio, Bellingham, WA Hotel Bellwether Patio, Bellingham, WA
    Private House Concert Bellingham, WA Bellingham, WA
    Bellingham Art Walk Crown , Bellingham, WA Crown , Bellingham, WA
    Blues & BBQ on Bellingham Bay Hotel Bellwether Patio, Bellingham, WA Hotel Bellwether Patio, Bellingham, WA
    Raveis Kole @ Birch Bay Music Festival Birch Bay Music Festival, Birch Bay, WA 98230 Birch Bay Music Festival, Birch Bay, WA 98230
    Raveis Kole @ Mt Vernon Farmers Market Mt. Vernon Farmers Market, Mt. Vernon, WA Mt. Vernon Farmers Market, Mt. Vernon, WA

    Raveis Kole: it all starts with the lyrics! Unexpected and original stories that capture your attention and hold it within a rich tapestry of rhythmic and harmonic choices that surprise and delight. Expect the unexpected! Well crafted vocal and instrumental interplay that draws you in.  Experience Art in Music

    Raveis Kole (Laurie Raveis (Ray-viss) and Dennis Kole) is a singer-songwriter interplay melding Raveis’ caramel smooth, emotive vocals and groove driven acoustic guitar rhythms with Kole’s fingerstyle counterpoint and harmonic explorations.  Their style is “Artistic, Thoughtful and Connecting” - creating songs that turn left in a right-handed world.  Their new project, “Into Me You See” with Nashville co-producer, Jeff Silverman  (Allman Brothers, Prince, Rick Springfield) casts an organic, natural light on the beauty and grit of the intimately bold tracks.  The album celebrates truth, pain and transformation weaving a musical tapestry of lyrically focused, rhythmic and harmonic textures which invite the listeners to connect their our experience.  Pure collaborative trust was placed in fellow Nashville musicians; Matthew Burgess (Drum and Percussion), Tim Lorsch (Cello, Viola and Violin), Jeff Taylor (Accordian), Dave Flint (Bouzouki, Ukulele and additional Guitar), Brian Hinchliffe (Bass) and Austin musician Matt Smith (Bass) to enhance the organic feel of Laurie Raveis (Vocal, Guitar, High Octave and Sitar Guitar) and Dennis Kole (Guitar, Resonator, Stringed Instruments and Background Vocals) The “Into Me You See” album is slated for summer 2018. 

    Raveis Koles’ debut album “Electric Blue Dandelion” spawned three songs that rose into the Top 40 / AC Top 200 Chart (FMQB) and the album charted on college radio (CMJ), Roots Music Report and Radio Indie. Recorded in Austin, Texas by co-producer Matt Smith, the album showcases Raveis’ compelling vocals within a rich tapestry of rhythmic movement and melodic colors. 

    "5 out of 5 stars! This album has become one of my go-to albums in a very short time.  The songs are extremely infectious, largely due to the thoughtful and insightful lyrical content" 
      - Cheryl Hodge, Winner, "Best Jazz Song 2013”, Hollywood Music & Media Awards 

    Raveis Kole offers authentic, visceral lyrics that draw in the listener and engage the senses.  The emotional landscape for each song leads the listener to create their own narrative to the music.  Each song tells a different story, with themes ranging from love and loss, to family, transformation, and social commentary. Their music is drawn from an array of traditions: Folk, Rock, Reggae, Latin, and World music - and explores everything from altered tunings to jazz and vocal harmonies to create a fresh infusion that will stimulate your ear and your heart. 

    • Title track single, "Electric Blue Dandelion" is garnering Billboard airplay and hit     #25 on AC Top 40 / Top 200 Chart with 17 straight weeks in the Top 40 (FMQB) 
    • Second single, "Wicked Game" rises to #17 on AC Top 40 / Top 200 Chart (FMQB) and is currently on it’s 49th week on the chart 
    • Top 10 on multiple CMJ Radio 200 charts (US) 
    • 5 songwriting awards (US & UK) 
    • Top 20 Roots Music Report - Contemporary Folk Album, #3 WA State / All genres 
    • Top 10 Radio Indie hit #1 - US & International 
    • Third single, "Dawn Breaks Through” rises to AC TOP 40 / Top 200 Chart (FMQB) #18 
    • NOMINATED for Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) - Best Song,   "Fearless (All In) - Americana/Folk/Acoustic 

    Laurie Raveis is a voting member and district advocate of The Recording Academy for the GRAMMYS® (NARAS), as well as member of Folk Alliance International, the Americana Music Association and a BMI artist. She was 2014 Berklee Online Scholarship winner at the Crown Guitar Festival, and has served as a band coach at Bellingham Girls Rock Camp.  In 2013 Laurie launched her musical career with the release of her debut EP, 101, which was produced and recorded by Matt Smith in Austin, TX. 101 offered Laurie’s signature compelling vocals along with vibrant lyrics to serve notice that a new artist was on the rising on the horizon. 

    Dennis Kole Dennis is a member of Folk Alliance International, the Americana Music Association and a BMI artist.  Dennis has studied with multi-instrumentalist Matt Smith, funk master Dennis McCumber, and jazz improvisationalist Mark Dzuiba. 

    Raveis Kole is based in Bellingham, WA.

    "I have had Electric Blue Dandelion on loop since I first heard it. The female vocals are so clear, so bold, right in the pocket, and such a perfect vessel for the thoughtful and unique lyrics...This album from start to finish is expertly produced, and the melodies are so well written that they are instantly familiar. Something about Ms. Raveis as a vocalist reminds me of a more classic-sounding Liz Phair...The accompanying instrumentals are all so expertly played and mixed... I loved the whole album...my overall favorite has to be Electric Blue Dandelion. Genre-wise I hear tones of rock and blues with a bit of Americana that is at times a nostalgic throw back to your favorite production styles of the past.
    Buy this album! You will be so happy you did."  
    -- White Sun, 2017, Grammy-Winner

     “Such an amazing album. I have a CD for my personal collection at home. Her vocals are reminiscent of Natalie Merchant. Raveis Kole is a duo to be watching.”  --Stu Wright, Program Director, WORG 

    "Raveis Kole exemplifies all that is beautiful about music -- love and compassion with thoughtfulness and imagination.  I love this album!"  -- Matt Smith, Internationally Acclaimed Educator/Producer from Austin, TX  

    "5 out of 5 stars. This album has become one of my go-to albums in a very short time. The songs are extremely infectious with highly thoughtful and insightful lyrical content"  -- Cheryl Hodge, Winner, "Best Jazz Song 2013", Hollywood Music & Media Awards 

    "The lead singer does an excellent job on this song (Electric Blue Dandelion) and the arrangement is put together very well.  I was very impressed.  Her voice is dreamy and demanding at the right moments.  I'm very impressed with the arrangement (Wicked Game). I compared it to Chris Isaak's version and this version is more upbeat, creative and possibly better than the original. I gotta say its one of the best covers I have ever heard. The lead singer does a fabulous job." --Art Durivage, Program Director, WIDE

    "The Rave is Raveis Kole" -  Julia "Joules" Martin, artist  

    About RAVEIS KOLE

    Raveis Kole: it all starts with the lyrics! Unexpected and original stories that capture your attention and hold it within a rich tapestry of rhythmic and harmonic choices that surprise and delight. Expect the unexpected! Well crafted vocal and instrumental interplay that draws you in.  Experience Art in Music.

    Raveis Kole (Laurie Raveis (Ray-viss) and Dennis Kole), present a fresh yet timeless singer-songwriter interplay, a chemical reaction that ignites the human spirit by melding Raveis’ caramel smooth, emotive vocals and percussive, groove driven acoustic guitar rhythms with Kole’s fingerstyle and harmonic explorations.  The award winning duo's new album “Electric Blue Dandelion” has secured two singles in the Top 40 / AC Top 200 Chart (FMQB) with a 3rd rising on the charts, hit Top 10 Radio Indie and is charting on Roots Music Report and college radio (CMJ).  Drawing from diverse influences ranging from folk, rock, Reggae, Latin and Hip-Hop, to blues and jazz, "Electric Blue Dandelion” weaves a musical tapestry of lyrically focused, rhythmic, harmonic and sensuous textures that coalesce together to form the signature concept that is Raveis Kole.  Read more