Red Haired Strangers: "Doc Roots Elixir" (2016). New Album.

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The Red Haired Strangers are pleased to present Doc Roots Elixir, their first album in five years, & their first full-band recording, with special guests Joe Gumpper on fiddle, & Greg "Capt. Squeeze" Speck on accordion. Continuing the tradition of the Hilltown Sessions, Doc Roots Elixir presents a variety of styles and tempos, while calling on americana, country & blues influences.


John & Ryan of The Red Haired Strangers have been playing together for over 20 years, forging original music with Country, Blues, & Bluegrass influences. Beginning as a guitar & harmonica duo, the sound of the Red Haired Strangers has been enriched with the addition of fiddle, drums, bass, dobro and pedal steel guitar.

 Since 2003 the band has been performing their own mix of covers & original Country-Blues—perfect for the bar-room or the back porch—at numerous festivals, watering holes, & gatherings throughout the Northeast.