The Courtyard Saints @ The Red Bar
The Courtyard Saints is a band founded by Mike Whitty of The Thompson Brothers Band and Pale Blue Dot on lead vocals, guitar and bass, and Brad Shankwiler on vocals and percussion. Their 2012 debut “Sunshine State” is a spirited tribute to the early days of rock and roll recorded by Grammy-nominated producer Andrijah Tokic. They enlisted the help of Micah Hulscher, (Wanda Jackson, Los Colognes) on piano, organ, and accordion , Trey McLemore, (13 Ghosts and Birmingham rock and roll legend) and Graham Fitzpenn, (Majestico and other East Nashville bands) on drums. to help capture the “live in the studio” sound of the fifties and sixties. Their influences range from the “folk gone electric” songs of Bob Dylan to the surf bands like Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys. The group performs regularly in the 30A/South Walton County area.