One could make a strong argument that Smith's is the best small-venue music room in the city. An intimate space that lets fans get right up next to the musicians and an eclectic mix of bands are two great reasons to make Smith's a regular stop. Decent bar eats, too.
The Red Clay Strays, or âthe Straysâ as they are affectionately called by their friends and fans, started playing together only a little over a year ago, but they are rapidly developing a devoted following around the Southeast with a reputation for delivering solid, highly energized shows with a sound that is part Southern rock, blues, country and soul with a hint of gospel. The Strays is currently nominated for a 2018 Nappie Award âBest Local Bandâ in Lagniappe Weeklyâs annual âReaderâs Choice Awards.â They were also named âTop 25 Essential Alabama Musicians To Know in 2018â on AL.com and were the winners of South Sounds Music Festival in Mobile.