Snake Oil Salesmen are trio out of Southern California that formed in the summer of 2012. Their musical genres ranging from punk rock, classic rock, blues, bluegrass and everything in between. They often identify as Americana.
Clay Coughlin is the singer/songwriter and guitarist of the group. He is also a multi-instrumentalist providing their album with piano/keys, banjo, mandolin, lap steel guitar, harmonica, Native American flute, and clarinet. He is a huge fan of Classic Country and The Beatles.
Tristan Cole-Falek is the upright bassist of the group. He is an accomplished bassist in the so-cal area having played with Phil Alvin, The Blasters, Eddie Nichols and The Chop Tops. Aside from being a prolific musician, he is also a master luthier, having built both his bass and Clay’s signature guitar.