OXFORD – On Saturday, 7:30 p.m., 6 On The Square (6OTS) presents The Red Haired Strangers. This extraordinarily talented group has been playing together for the past 15 years, forging original music that contains hints of country and delta blues influences. Their music consists of original words set to driving melodies complete with evocative images of wandering, trains, sin and love lost.
The Strangers, a.k.a. “The RHS,” are Ryan Dunham on harmonica and vocals; John Rice on guitar and vocals; Joe Gumpper, lead and rhythm fiddle; Rick Morse on pedal steel and dobro guitars; and Chris Scharl on drums and percussion. They all were driven to music early in life and collectively have an eclectic mixture of educational backgrounds and musical experience. They worked independently in other bands until their paths crossed, creating The RHS. In time, they expanded and produced their sound – and it caught on! Together they create a blend of acoustic music which reflects blues, folk and Americana influences. Dubbed, “...hillbilly music with just the right amount of twang” the music boosts you up so you just can’t leave in a bad mood.