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.
Raquel & The Wildflowers has opened for multi-platinum artist Andy Grammer, has opened for award winning bands and joined together with emerging artists to sell out NYC's “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 Dierk's Bentley, Kane Brown, and Thomas Rhett. They will also be performing at MUSIK FEST 2021 with headlining artists such as Darius Rucker, ZEDD, Sam Hunt, Black Violin, The Wood Brothers, The New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more. The band will be heading out on their first North American tour this summer (2021).
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the band has been performing virtually. 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.
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