There’s a new face in country music that has quickly grabbed the attention of music lovers across the nation; Raquel & The Wildflowers. This energetic powerhouse band blends the sound of traditional country music with a rock and roll drive. The band formed in 2019 and are based out of NY. The group is composed of Raquel de Souza (Singer), Luis Cruz (Guitar/Backing Vocals), Cat Lines (Fiddle/Backing Vocals), Tommy Carlucci (Drums) and Steve Riccio (Bass).
Though relatively new, the band has accomplished a lot in a short time. Raquel made the transition to pursue her original music in 2017 by releasing her debut single “Run towards the Highway”. The song won a ReverbNation contest and was distributed for airplay. It charted #32 on DRT Top 50 Country AirPlay charts (2018) alongside global country stars such as Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan.
Raquel & The Wildflowers has opened for multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer, opened for international country star Jessica Lynn and joined together with emerging artists to sell out NYCs “The Cutting Room” theatre for the first “Urban Country Jam” music festival (hosted by Lauren Davidson). Raquel & The Wildflowers will be performing at Country Fest 2021 with headlining artists Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, and Thomas Rhett, and will be heading out on their first USA tour in 2021 to perform at state fairs, national level Music festivals and more throughout the nation!
Currently the band is performing live stream concerts in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Some notable virtual performances include NY's Country 94.7 FM for Raquel’s song “Money Ain’t Sane”, Central NY #1 Country station Big Frog, MD Country Station 94.7WDSD, Freedom Park “QuaranTunes” Summer Series and iHeart Radio KISS FM.
This high-energy band is so excited to retake the stage in 2021 and bring back the live music that fans have been missing.