The Familiar Strangers play an Americana grab bag of songs from western swing to blues to country, bluegrass and even a little bit of roots rock! Perfect for smaller venues (no drums) they nevertheless generate a big response from audiences with their friendly banter and responsiveness to requests from audience members. This is a band with a sense of humor but can easily move between material designed to get you up on your feet dancing or tugging at your heart to buy another beer and lose your sorrows.
Candy Girard – fiddle, vocals & killer smile
Tim Sarter – bass, vocals & infectious friendliness
Kevin Russell – guitar, vocals & set list maker
In January 2021 the band presents their first collection of western swing and Americana favorites called Masquerade 2020. This project features material from Bob Wills, Russell Smith, Willie Nelson, Lieber & Stoller, Radney Foster, Hank Penny, Leon Russell, Django Rhienhardt, Lennon & McCartney and others.
Fasten your seatbelts for this wild romp through music styles & genres as the trio play a jukebox full of both well-loved familiar songs, as well as equally stellar lesser-known material. See