READ SOUTHALL BAND w/ Reid Haughton and The Johnny Hayes Trio

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January 27, 2022

Doors: 7

Show: 7:00 pm

Tickets: $15 PRESALE/ $20 DOS

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A very isolating 2020 needed shifts in musical direction to get to a place where new music, let alone the Read Southall
Band’s crowning achievement could even exist. Their third studio album, For the Birds, is ambitious and captures vigorous, rock ‘n’ roll energy with elements of country and southern rock. From classic to contemporary rock, these are songs that could appeal to the disparate fanbases of Gary Stewart, Joe Walsh, Rival Sons, or Chris Cornell. American Songwriter called For The Birds, “Exploratory… Traversing through uncharted sonic territory” and Raised Rowdy proclaims, “There is a ton of excitement building around Read Southall Band at the moment.”
Riff Magazine notes, “Read Southall Band combines the heavy
guitars of the late and post grunge era with southern rock vocals and a country music sensibility to create a sound outside the expectations of any of those genres by themselves.”
“I don’t think we would be a band without this album,” says frontman Southall. “I think for a while we were just focused on touring, getting out there and we didn’t take care of the music as
needed. In a way, we needed that
year off the road. We made an album and just worked. We refocused and decided this is what we want to be doing.”

Southall and his bandmates understand that the album’s long gestation and their sonic shifts may take some adjustment for fans. But that excited uncertainty is reflected in the new album’s title. “We came up with For the Birds because it’s been so long and we were worried that nobody’s waiting for us,” says Southall. “So maybe this record is ‘for the birds.’ If you like it, you like it. It is what it is. For us, it’s six individuals making tunes


Raised in small-town Haleyville, Alabama, singer/songwriter Reid Haughton mixes contemporary country melodies with modern, red dirt vocals. Haughton’s influences were shaped by his father’s vast taste in music, which included everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd to The Grateful Dead, while his mother introduced him to mainstream country music on the way to school. Long before his dreams of taking center stage developed, Haughton picked up a guitar during church lessons and followed the guidance from his music teacher to hum some melodies as he played.

In his map dot town that’s home to only 4,000 people, and until recently a dry county, there were not many opportunities for Haughton to hone his craft. But Haughton stayed the course, continuing to develop his musical style. In 2017, he moved to Auburn, Ala. to attend college at Auburn University, focusing all his free time to knock on business doors with the offer to play at local bars for free. As the gigs brought crowds, Haughton quickly became immersed in the college circuit, performing in towns throughout the Southeast.

Haughton’s ambition and ability to evolve has shown through his music career. After releasing the second song he had ever written titled “Make You Mine” in 2018, Haughton began participating in co-writes working with writers such as Adam Craig and Jordan Walker. In 2021, Haughton released his latest single “Got the Girl” and toured throughout the South with rising artist Jordan Rowe. Haughton plans to release new music in early 2022.

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