BILLY RAFFOUL’S | RISING ARTIST BILLY RAFFOUL’S
“I’M NOT A SAINT” DEBUTS TODAY
CONFIRMS SUMMER TOUR DATES WITH NEEDTOBREATHE
Photo credit: Jesse De Florio
“I’m Not A Saint,” the new song from rising singer-songwriter Billy Raffoul, debuts today. Listen/share the track here: https://bit.ly/2rwwEgu. Of the song, Raffoul says, “One of the first songs written for this EP and my first collaboration with Julia Michaels. I’ve been playing this song live for a few years now and I’m happy to say that I’m not quite sick of it yet…excited to share ‘I’m not a Saint’ with you.” Raffoul is continuing work on his forthcoming EP, with additional music to come shortly.
After spending the past two years on the road sharing the stage with Kings of Leon, ZZ Ward, Mondo Cozmo, Judah & The Lion and more, Raffoul is set for August tour dates with NEEDTOBREATHE. The tour includes stops at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, Washington’s The Anthem, Boston’s Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and Philadelphia’s Festival Pier. Tickets are available at www.billyraffoul.com/tour, see below for complete tour details.
Raffoul grew up in a creative family in the small farming town of Leamington, Ontario. His mother is an artist, writer and teacher and his father Jody Raffoul is a solo artist and hometown hero who has opened for everyone from Joe Cocker to Bon Jovi. Raffoul’s earliest musical influences come from his dad. “The Beatles were like Jesus in our house,” he recalls, adding that he also listened to soul singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. On his tenth birthday, Billy received a British Invasion-inspired guitar with a Union Jack on its front from Jody and started teaching himself to play. By 16 he had bought his first real guitar, a 1968 Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty.
BILLY RAFFOUL LIVE
August 10—New Braunfels, TX—Whitewater Amphitheater*
August 11—Oklahoma City, OK—Zoo Amphitheatre*
August 12—Memphis, TN—Mud Island Amphitheater*
August 14—Rochester Hills, MI—Meadow Brook Hall*
August 15—Toronto, ON—RBC Echo Beach*
August 17—Washington, DC—The Anthem*
August 18—Boston, MA—Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
August 19—Philadelphia, PA—Festival Pier*
August 21—Charlotte, NC—Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre*
August 22—Raleigh, NC—Red Hat Amphitheater*
August 24—Alpharetta, GA—Verizon Amphitheatre*
August 25—Nashville, TN—Ascend Amphitheater*
August 26—Indianapolis, IN—The Lawn at Great White River Park*