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Cherry Pop

Title - Moment of Truth
Artist - The Red Clay Strays

For those not in the know, with a sound as classic as the crackling of a Sun Records vinyl still spinning somewhere in Memphis, yet as fresh as the musical stylings of the 21st century, The Red Clay Strays are busy making waves with their spellbinding and genre - bending brand of tunes.

Reminiscent of the vibrant heyday of southern music, the band finds their origins in the styles of classic country, rockabilly, and gospel - fed soul all the while ushering in a new era of rock and roll that is as distinctive as the men who form it.

Born and bred in the red dirt clay of south Alabama, Brandon Coleman (lead vocals/guitar), Drew Nix (vocals/electric guitar/harmonica), Zach Rishel (electric guitar), Andrew Bishop (bass) and John Hall (drums), blended their unique individualities and influences together to create a band with a rare sincerity that isn’t often seen in today’s industry.

After spending the past five years cutting their teeth in the Gulf Coast music scene while simultaneously running the roads discovering who they are and where they belong in the world, The Red Clay Strays are prepared to take the world by storm as they reveal their Moment of Truth in the spring of 2022.

So ... How ‘bout you come on and join the ride?

1. Stone’s Throw
2. Moment of Truth
3. Do Me Wrong
4. Wondering
5. Forgive
6. Heavy Heart
7. Ghosts
8. She’s No Good
9. Don’t Care
10. Killers
11. Sunshine
12. Doin’ Time

This quite stunningly orchestrated, wholly ambient, and tremendously atmospheric new album opens on the foot-tapping AOR of Stone’s Throw and backs that up with the languishing, Twin Peaks-esque Moment of Truth and then brings us the low slung, Motown-imbed, and dutifully soulful Do Me Wrong, the rhythmically melodic one-step of Wondering, and then comes the aching balladry of Forgive and the lonesome troubadour-adorned gossamer of Heavy Heart.

Up next is one of my own personal favorites, the gentle funk and guitar-led AOR of Ghosts, which is in turn followed by the heat getting turned up for the joyous honky tonk of She’s No Good, the unpretentious burn within Don’t Care is along next, the album rounding out on the hurt, yet heartfelt storytelling within Killers, the gently enduring Sunshine, coming to a close on the smoothly rambunctious Doin’ Time.

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