Raquel de Souza
Raquel de Souza (pronounced De-So-ZAH) is a singer, songwriter and actress. In addition, she is the front woman for NY’s rising country rock band Raquel & The Wildflowers.
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. Soon after, Luis Cruz (Guitarist) and Cat Lines (Fiddle player) joined Raquels backing band. They opened for international country star Jessica Lynn (Oct. 2018) and by May of 2019, the three formed country rock band, 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 to perform at state fairs, national Country Music festivals and more!
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 and also under her solo artist name. When a song Raquel writes does not make the cut for the band, she records and releases it under her solo artist name.
The best way to stay up to date with Raquel is by following her on Instagram, Facebook and to subscribe to her mailer list.
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