Although Shooter had only heard stories about the brothers, his long-time bassist (and a fantastic solo artist in his own right), Ted Russell Kamp had a much more "up close and personal" brush with one of the Strykers. He offered one of my favorite quotes about the brothers, "When you get close to the flame, it's hard to control."

During our search to find out who the Stryker Brothers were, it never crossed my mind to consider they might have children out there but the more word of #BurnBand circulates, the more we are hearing stories like BJ Barham's.

With the recent release of #BurnBand, stories of the Stryker Brothers are flying into our inbox. As I mentioned from the beginning - I have no proof of what is disclosed here. I make no claim to the validity of the information these artists disclose.

You can read the whole story about how I met Lloyd Maines at strykerbrosmusic.com In the meantime, here is his take on the Stryker Brothers and what it was like to be in the studio with them.


There isn't much that happens in the state of Texas in the music scene that Brendon Anthony is not aware of. As a working musician himself, he had access to insider information (maybe more than we need to know) about Coal and Flynt from his touring days.

John Dickson has been an integral part of the music scene as a promoter and champion of artists and the music they create. His long standing Steamboat MusicFest is heralded as one of the premier festivals in the country offering music from the "well traveled" to the new kids on the block. Seems Mr. Dickson got to experience the brothers' love of pyrotechnics first hand. It's good to hear him reference the Stryker Brothers as tribute worthy...it is, after all, just about the music.

The full album, Burn Band, releases everywhere on Friday, September 7th. Get it here: https://ffm.to/burnband

Vid: Cameron Gott


There aren't many artists who are better versed on the history of music from all genres than There aren't many artists who are better versed on the history of music from all genres than Cody Canada. When I began my search, I was told by multiple people that I should reach out to him because, most likely, he would have a story. Boy did he. Luckily, while shooting video for another project, our great cameraman was able to capture Cody's recollection of meeting the brothers. Unfortunately, several edits were necessary before sharing. Special thanks to Cody (and Willy) Canada for contributing to our search.

Vid: Cameron Gott


Radney Foster sat down with us to talk through his memories of Coal and Flynt Stryker. He has quite a version of who they are and how they made their way into the scene. Radney was the first to mention Willie's picnic and the burning of REK's car, although I heard that from a few others. I am indebted to Radney for his time and his contribution to the #SearchForTheStrykers.

Vid: Cameron Gott


The #SearchForTheStrykers has taken me to many places to meet many people. The stories are disconnected for the most part, but grand to say the least. There quite possibly is not a more acclaimed story teller than Todd Snider. And he tells them like he sees them. Todd was the second person we interviewed to bring up "an infamous fight." I'll have to look into that one a little more.

Vid: Cameron Gott


Perhaps the greatest gift I have received from this journey was the opportunity to meet the legendary astronaut, Mr. Charlie Duke. It's hard to wrap my mind around the idea that, not only was he one of only 12 men to walk on the moon...but that he is such an important part of this #SearchForTheStrykers story. His letter, found along side the tapes, must have been a turning point for Coal and Flynt in their efforts to send their music out into the world. Words can not express my gratitude for Mr. Dukes generous and sincere addition to our research.


Bruce Robison is an avid and earnest appreciator of music. He has either been a part of or witnessed some of the most impactful and creative projects in the music scened. His knowledge of musicians, songwriters and the history of those crafts is endless. It was an honor to sit down with him to discuss our #SearchForTheStrykers (once we clarified who we were talking about).

Vid: Cameron Gott


Because of the other contents found in the trunk which included an old tour book from The Highwaymen, our initial thought was to reach out to the members of that Supergroup and their families. Shooter Jennings was the first to respond to our requests. As we suspected, he had heard of the infamous brothers...but not in the "light" we had anticipated. I started to understand why they may have gone undercover (if in fact they had not expired in the fire). We were elated at the chance to capture his story on video.

Vid: Cameron Gott