Americana, Bluegrass , Country
When Christiane and The Strays joined forces in September 2014, they knew they had something special on their hands. They all grew up listening to various forms of bluegrass- Christiane was introduced early on to the music of Flatt & Scruggs, Josh heavily influenced by Sam Bush and the Tim O’Brien, Rachael honed her skills on old-time fiddle tunes, and Ben grew up jamming to mountain music and rockabilly. By joining together, magic happens every time they perform. Playing together, Christiane and The Strays experiment with rhythms, volume and speed, and performing Christiane s original songs, along with an array of often surprising covers, they’ve found that their varying musical backgrounds together result in an interesting and energetic chemistry.