Rexton Lee

Rexton Lee has come a long way from the small textile town of Alexander City, AL where he grew up, but it was a childhood event that might have foretold his future. At the age of 13, Rexton’s family home was devastated by a fire, and while his family came out unhurt, nearly all of their belongings perished. The only item belonging to Rexton that survived was the old guitar his brother had passed along to him years before… and Lee hasn’t looked back since.

Today, he’s speaking with VP’s at Sony/BMG and working on his “soulful rocking twang”, as Rexton himself puts it. Check out Lee and his band (Justin Dodge, Morgan Thaxton, Jeffrey Freeman) live on the road for yourself, and keep reading for all the answers to the XXQ’s.

XXQs: Rexton Lee

PensEyeView.com (PEV): What are your favorite genres to tackle when it comes to creating your sound?

Rexton Lee (RL): I'm a huge fan of classical music, old school R&B, and country.

PEV: How did you first get started in music?

RL: My brother had an old guitar and one day I just decided I wanted to learn to play… SO I kind of confiscated it.

PEV:  How would you describe your sound and what do you feel makes you stand out over the others in your genre?

RL: A soulful rocking twang…I guess having a unique vocal arrangement makes me stand out..

PEV:  Tell us how you developed your musical journey.   Why did you decide to run with this?                                                                             

RL: It kind of just happened. I got real fortunate up in Nashville and that gave me a really good boost into the music field

PEV: What can fans expect from a live Rexton Lee  show?

 

RL: A lot of energy!

PEV:  What is the first thing that comes to mind when you write a song?

RL: Usually a catchy melody

PEV:  Tell us about your creative process like?

RL: Just depends on how I'm feeling...could be me and a guitar at first... or it could be me just singing lyrics to myself.

PEV: What was the underlining inspiration for you?

RL: I watched a Keith Urban DVD of one of his live shows -- that really gave me the fever of wanting to play.

PEV: Thinking back to when you first started out, do you ever look back at your career and think about your earlier days and how you’ve arrived where you are today?

RL: Sometimes… it's nice to think back to when everything got started and see how it has all derived from me spending hours hoarded up in my bedroom just practicing playing the guitar and singing..

PEV: What’s one thing we’d be surprised to hear about you?

RL: I hardly ever listen to the radio unless it is classical music. I drive hours upon  hours usually in silence...I don’t know why that is.

PEV: Was there a certain point in your life when you knew that music was going to be a career for you?

RL: I don’t think there was a certain point... I love what I do and I'm just too stubborn to quit it.

PEV: What one word best describes Rexton Lee?

RL: Hungry.

PEV: How is life for you in the music world? Best and worst parts?

RL: The best part is I get to wake up every day and play music. The worst part, well, I don’t know a worst part to be honest.

PEV: Is there one area you wish you could travel around and play?

RL: Probably over seas.

PEV: What can we find you doing in your spare time?

RL: Just catching up on busy work. Oh yeah, and sleeping too.

PEV: Name one present and past artist or group that would be your dream collaboration? Why?

RL: Either Al Greene or Keith Whitley.

PEV: Is there an up and coming band or artist you think we should all be looking out for now?

RL: I have so many talented friends in the music world, it's hard to name just one. If I had to though, I'd say there's this band out of Columbus, Georgia called Classic Addict...WATCH OUT!!!

PEV: So, what is next for you?

RL: Just to keep on keeping on and hope that everything I keep on doing is something good.

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