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Read Southall Band

Oklahoma natives Read Southall Band are coming to Cleveland’s House of Blues on Thursday, December 2!

Read Southall Band is on tour in support of their third studio album, ‘For the Birds.’

You’re not going to find many albums that evoke both the likes of Waylon Jennings (“Here We Are”) or early grunge (“Out of My Mind,” which would sound just fine sandwiched between Temple of the Dog and an early Smashing Pumpkins record). 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.

One particular Birds standout: “Rose Gold,” an engaging and moody alt-rocker. “That’s the first love song I ever wrote,” admits Southall. “It’s love gone right! I’ve been really good at the heartbreak side, but I often backed down from writing a feel-good song. It’s cool to jump on that side of things. It’s something different, and I’m really glad we did it. It’s a band favorite.”

As for the album’s title? It describes excited uncertainty. “We came up with For the Birds because it’s been so long and we were worried that nobody’s waiting for us,” Southall says. “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.”

Ticket info

All tickets are for general admission and priced at $15 (plus fees). Tix can be purchased in person at the House of Blues box office or online via the link below:



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