The Red Clay Strays
Hailing from Mobile, Alabama, The Red Clay Strays, led by front man Brandon Coleman, demonstrate a southern-soul alternative that combines heart felt lyrics and exquisite instrumental interpretation. Influenced by many such as Wilson Pickett, Sturgill Simpson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Eagles, Waylon Jennings and Elvis Presley. The wide range of their influences creates the diversity of their style, which consists of anything between mo-town soul, Americana, outlaw country and southern rock.
The Red Clay Strays exemplify an old, familiar style that has been compared to the Swampers of Muscle Shoals during the mid to late 60s. Their sound boasts a tight, funky rhythm section between the bass player Andrew Bishop and drummer John W. Hall that is complemented by extraordinary lead guitar by Zach Rishel. Front and center, Brandon Coleman is the heart and soul of a foot stomping, high energy show with mannerisms of rockabilly legends such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis.