Raquel de Souza (pronounced De-So-ZAH) is a singer, songwriter and actress from NY. In addition, she is the front woman for NY’s rising country rock band Raquel & The Wildflowers.
Raquel entered the country music scene by releasing her debut single “Run towards the Highway” with a music video. 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. Soon after, Raquel opened for international country star Jessica Lynn (Oct. 2018) and by May of 2019, formed country rock band with her band mates Cat Lines (fiddle) and Luis Cruz (Guitar) in 2019; Raquel & The Wildflowers.
Since then, Raquel & The Wildflowers has opened for multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer, 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 country legend Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, and Thomas Rhett, and will be heading out on their first USA tour in 2021.
Raquel has made radio appearances with Country’s NY 94.7 FM, iHeart Radio KISS FM, Central NY #1 Country station Big Frog, MD Country Station 94.7WDSD and many others! Raquel is currently working on releasing new music with the band.
The best way to stay up to date with Raquel is by following her on Instagram, Facebook and to subscribe to her mailer list.