True Strays

True Strays

True Strays

Orchard Stage – Sunday

True Strays are lifelong friends, songwriters and country boys – Joseph James and James Cameron – from Bristol, England, who are fast carving out a niche of their own in the UK Americana scene. Their music is a cathartic celebration of alternative roots americana and blues rock. Their songs focus on the dirt that life throws at you and how struggle can be transformed into something better. The prolific songwriting duo draw influences from classic sounds such as Muddy Waters, Fleetwood Mac and modern retro inspired acts like Alabama Shakes and the Black Keys. From the rock and roll circumstances of their first meeting, in a sand pit in playgroup 30 odd years ago, they have; completed countless UK tours, been jump started by Keith Allen, had radio support from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 4 and Planet Rock, played their first European, Swedish and Norwegian dates, survived 70+ festival shows at prestigious festivals like Glastonbury and Shambala, featured on the Spotify’s Nu-Blue and Modern Blues Rock playlists and showcased at the prestigious UK AmericanaFest and UK Blues Federation’s Blues Challenge. 2023 saw years of hard work behind the scenes coming to fruition with a prestigious invite to play alongside Joe Bonamassa on his Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea Cruise in the Mediterranean with blues legends like Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Blackberry Smoke.