Red Clay Strays
With a sound as timeless as the lingering crackle from a Sun Records vinyl emanating from a forgotten jukebox in Memphis, yet invigorated by the vibrancy of the 21st century, The Red Clay Strays are revolutionizing music with their captivating, genre-transcending melodies. Evoking the golden era of Southern music, the band’s roots reach deep into the fertile soils of classic country, rockabilly, and soul nurtured by gospel, while propelling rock-and-roll into an unprecedented epoch. Crafted in the red clay of South Alabama, the band members – Brandon Coleman (lead vocals/guitar), Drew Nix (vocals/electric guitar/harmonica), Zach Rishel (electric guitar), Andrew Bishop (bass), and John Hall (drums) – have harmoniously intertwined their unique personas and influences to form a band of exceptional authenticity, a rarity in today’s music industry.
Having spent the past five years honing their craft in the Gulf Coast music scene, and tirelessly journeying across the nation, they have laid down roots in towns, big and small, setting each stage ablaze with their vibrant energy and compelling performances. Their dynamic stage presence is as captivating as their melodies, yet they masterfully modulate to a tender cadence when a song demands it. Be it the toe-tapping, hip-swinging beats of “Good Godly Woman” and “Doin’ Time,” or the heartfelt strains of “Wondering Why” and “Heavy Heart,” their knack for storytelling shines through every lyric. For The Red Clay Strays, music is not just a passion but a lifestyle, one that permeates every facet of their existence and is testament to their artistic integrity.
Having made their mark in major festivals such as Bristol Rhythm and Roots, Hangout Music Fest, and Mile-0 Fest, The Red Clay Strays have shared stages with iconic acts like Blues Travelers and Drivin’-N-Cryin’ and are gearing up to perform alongside The Steel Woods and Midland. Their commitment to their craft, evident in their relentless touring and dedicated performances, has helped them forge a distinctive sound while fostering invaluable relationships with their growing fan base.
With a multitude of accolades under their belts, including showcasing a song in a major motion picture and earning numerous fan-voted awards, The Red Clay Strays are increasingly commanding attention from the industry and audiences alike. As they prepare to unveil their “Moment of Truth,” the world is not just watching—it’s listening. So, why not join the exhilarating ride with The Red Clay Strays? Come on, it’s going to be quite the journey.