Raquel Cole started playing guitar and songwriting at 12 years old. She placed in the top 30 in the International Music City Songwriting Competition, and USA Today listed her song “Gone” in their weekly “Playlist.” Check out her summer tour here.
BIRTHDATE: March 22, 1993
HOMETOWN: Vernon, BC
CURRENT LOCATION: Nashville
AMBITIONS: I want to make music that lets me travel the world.
TURN–OFFS: Airlines telling me I can’t bring my guitar on board.
TURN–ONS: A cup of English Breakfast always makes for a better day.
DREAM GIG: To take home a Grammy would be a dream come true.
FAVORITE LYRIC: “I don’t love you, but I always will.” – The Civil Wars
CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: I’m going to interpret the word “craziest” as “coolest” and say I got to meet Bryan Adams once. I know every single one of his songs, so meeting him was pretty dang cool.
SONG I WISH I WROTE: “Yesterday” by the Beatles
5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Michael Buble, because he’s both charming and funny. Taylor Swift, I’d like to find out who she really did and didn’t date. Margeret Thatcher (Iron Lady), she is one of the most courageous and intelligent women. Queen Elizabeth II, except for tea not dinner. Does One Direction count as one? I’m a little obsessed with British accents..
MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Keith Urban & Vince Gill guitar soloing with Jimmy Olander from Diamond Rio at All For The Hall concert in Nashville.