For those of you who know Stratton, there is not a descriptor needed to illuminate the man. He’s one of those gems spread upon the golden sands of this great beach we call Chattanooga. I met Stratton at Chattz and, upon his recommendation, ordered the French press French roast coffee. I now recommend that drink to you, it is worth the cost.
But before we go any further, allow me to explain the photo. Stratton plays with Prophets and Kings, an electro-pop band, based here in Chattanooga, but already on the rise in the region and on the verge nationally. The P&K members have their logo tattooed onto their respective inner lips. He also sports a sharp suit and dreadlocks that date back to the run up to the war in Afghanistan (the hair, not the suit.)
Well spoken, well traveled, and erudite, he’s a Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Account Executive by day and a hard rocker by night. Our talk was so wide ranging that I’ll just give you a link-filled précis of the 90 minutes.
Join the Sports Barn downtown for the best steam room in town. It’s also a great place to network and take friends. If you want to help out Partnership’s Building Stable Lives Program go to www.dancingwiththestarschattanooga.com/stratton and vote for him. He is a 2009 recipient of the MakeWork arts grants program for his music. JJ’s Bohemia is one of the best places in town to see top bands like Prophets and Kings. Go to Velo Coffee, enjoy a cup of coffee, chat with Andrew the owner/roaster, then buy a pound of the freshest beans in town. There is a correct way to pronounce Chattanooga, listen here and pay most attention to the Georgia man. And oh yes, Chattanooga is opportunity.