Banjo, Fiddle, Steel guitar.


STROKER RED is an outlaw country band based in Dekalb, Illinois. Started in 2009 by lead singers/guitarists Grant "Stroker" Stoker and Chad "Red" Carlson, we in STROKER RED endeavor to pay tribute to the honest, no-frills roots of country and dissent from the over-polished, soulless drone of contemporary Top 40 country. STROKER RED embraces our idols in classic country and the anti-Nashville surge of roots country out of Texas/Oklahoma. We pull from our influences to enthusiastically cover killer country and hammer out our own material, all with a raw (but TIGHT) edge. We are set with our core lineup, but would love to hear from fiddle and steel guitar players. Find us on FB, check our events tab and head out to a show near you. GET SOME!!

Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 01 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
38 years


Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard, David Allan Coe, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr, Hank III, Jamey Johnson, Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, Blackberry Smoke, Stoney Larue, Fred Eaglesmith, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Steeldrivers, Turnpike Troubadours, Chris Knight, Jason Isbell, Drive By Truckers, The Damn Quails, Corb Lund, Reckless Kelly, Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, Sturgill Simpson, Whitey Morgan and the 78s, Wayne Hancock and, oh, so much more.

Members Of Band

Andrew Wood: Lead guitar/backing vocals
Grant Stoker: Lead vocals/guitar
Chad Carlson: Lead vocals/guitar/mandolin
Cory Moore/Mark Walters: Drums
Aarron Minson: Bass guitar/upright bass/backing vocals


We have everything we need. Except maybe YOU!!