Band: The Red Clay Strays
Date: Sunday, July 22, 6 p.m.
Venue: Bluegill Restaurant, 3775 Battleship Parkway (Spanish Fort), www.bluegillrestaurant.com
Tickets: Call 251-625-1998

Sunday afternoon is one of the most popular times to visit The Bluegill. With the Mobile River Delta as a backdrop, patrons tend to leisurely fill this outdoor mini-amphitheater to enjoy delicacies from the Gulf of Mexico, cold libations and great music. The Red Clay Strays’ performance at The Bluegill will be the perfect opportunity to see why this venue continues to be a Nappie Award winner, and be a homecoming of sorts for the band’s dedicated fanbase.

The Red Clay Strays will arrive at The Bluegill fresh from a two-week tour that took them from Texas to Virginia, their longest stint on the road yet. The band has been paying its dues on a variety of levels, and to say the tour was uneventful is an understatement: Their tour bus, “The Breeze,” experienced a few mishaps, and a power outage at a venue in Fayetteville, Arkansas, forced them to perform unplugged. However, the band has persevered and returns home a little wiser and more experienced.

The Red Clay Strays will provide an electrifying musical experience featuring sounds from some of the greats of rock and country. However, their most powerful musical weapon is their repertoire of originals. The crowd will love this band’s edgy, homegrown mix of Southern rock and alt. country that is all their own.