Billy Raffoul’s soulful voice doesn’t disappoint yet again with his latest EP, The Running Wild. These songs are so personal and it lets you get another perspective of just what Billy is going through. This is coming just in time for his tour with band, Parachute. We caught up with him just as he made his first tour stop.
Tell me about this EP and the inspiration behind it. Was this process any different?
For this EP, I tried different sounds and recording techniques. However, the inspiration was same - stories of personal experiences, my family and friends.
Which song was your favorite?
The title track, Running Wild. For this we got to go to Capitol records to record live streams with David Campbell. The EP was very personal for me and I’m glad it’s out there. The cover is actually my father and uncle. We found an old polaroid and it just made sense.
How did you prepare for this tour?
Alex and I are always trying to find new creative ways for the show and for this one we have been rehearsing and prepping for these shows.
Excited to play the new songs/new moments in the set / see people react
What city are you most excited about seeing?
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Catch Billy on tour supporting Parachute this summer in the following cities:
June 1 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
June 4 Seattle, WA Neptune
June 5 Portland, OR Star Theatre
June 7 San Francisco, CA August Music Hall
June 8 Fresno, CA Strummers
June 9 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
June 11 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
June 12 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
June 14 San Diego, CA House of Blues
June 15 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
June 18 Austin, TX 3Ten at ACL Live
June 19 Dallas, TX Grenada Theatre
June 21 Bryan, TX Grand Stafford Theatre
June 22 Houston, TX Heights Theatre
June 24 Birmingham, AL The Saturn
June 25 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
June 26 Charlotte, NC The Underground
June 27 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
June 28 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
June 30 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe @ Old National Center