Rose Colored Glasses

Lannette Brasher

Lannette Brasher
Vocals | Acoustic Guitar | 

 

Lannette grew up singing in a musical family. She is the daughter of Clifford Brasher of the Brasher Brothers in the Alabama Bluegrass Hall of Fame and Pat Brasher who sang vintage country when country wasn't vintage at The Town N' Country Jamboree in Leeds Alabama. 

Marc Navez

Marc Navez
Bass * Vocals 

Marc Navez spent many years in the Los Angeles music scene performing at iconic West Hollywood music venues including Whisky a Go Go, The Troubadour, and The Roxy Theater. Marc’s bands have opened for Mr. Mister, Oingo Boingo, and Colin Hay of Men at Work. Marc has also toured France with French pop star, Lio. As a founding member of Birmingham band Crooked Road, Marc has recorded multiple albums and has performed at several music festivals including Birmingham’s City Stages, Mobile’s BayFest, and Huntsville’s Big Spring Jam. A multi-genre player.

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Roy Strickland
Pedal Steel Guitar | Band Historian

 

Roy began his musical journey when he was 8 years old. By age of 12, he was performing on weekly local radio shows with country and bluegrass bands.

 

By age 14, he was performing with his own country band at various events and venues in Alabama and Georgia. While visiting a music venue near Montgomery to inquire about booking his band there, he was invited to sit in and play with the existing house band. At the end of the evening he was offered a regular job at the venue to become the new lead guitar player for the Midnight Cowboys. While it meant giving up his own band, he knew it was an opportunity he had to take, and was a decision he never regretted. Playing three nights a week there for over 2 years, he was able to hone his guitar playing skills, and in addition began a new endeavor to learn pedal steel guitar. In pretty short order, he was playing lead guitar and pedal steel with the band.

 

After his two year stint as Lead guitar and Steel Player for the Midnight Cowboys, he decided to form another band of his own to get back on the road. The new band, The Travelers, performed the Alabama and Georgia circuit for next 5 years. The success of The Travelers resulted  in performing as an opening act for such legends as Emmy Lou Harris, Mickey Gilley, Chubby Checker, and Roy Orbison. Additionally, The Travelers became the staff band for a syndicated television program titled “The RB Melody Makers Hour” on Channel 40 in Anniston Alabama, that aired on Saturday nights for almost two years

 

Through the success of The Travelers, as well as teaching guitar, Roy was able to work his way through college, and achieved his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Auburn University Montgomery. Two months before graduation, he was invited to audition for country music star Charlie Louvin who was searching for a new steel guitar player.  While on one hand this seemed like a dream come true for a country musician,  his heart was leading him to finalize his education in honor of his mother who had  just passed away at the young age of 54.

 

After college, Roy continued to play in various bands while building his accounting practice. In 1983  he married the love of his life, Nita, and over the next 39 years they built a successful accounting and tax practice while raising two fine sons along the way.

 

Currently, Roy is enjoying semi retirement from the accounting practice and is having a blast as steel guitarist for the Rose Colored Glasses Band.



John Nuckols
Drums | Vocals | Guitar | Songwriting



Benton Robbins
Lead Guitar

 

 

Benton Robbins has been a fixture on the Birmingham music scene for years. Skilled in all musical genres and a frequent club musician, Benton can be seen almost any night of the week laying down anything from country rhythms and soulful blues to classic rock leads, and of course, intricate jazz melodies. Benton cites jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery as a major influence. The quietest member of Rose Colored Glasses, Benton prefers to let his playing speak for itself.


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