Red Wanting Blue at Frankie’s Oct. 2Written by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | email@example.com
Red Wanting Blue plays Frankie’s on Oct. 2, and according to vocalist Scott Terry, “The songs we play are personal, the songs are our lives, we don’t make shit up.” While using the descriptive ‘Americana’ or ‘American Rock’ is vague, Terry describes RWB’s art as “honest music played by honest musicians.”
RWB who hails from Columbus, Ohio is a work-driven band that has toured heavily for the last ten years without the support of any major-label backing. “The songs are the direct result of the environment we’ve been in, being on the road.” said Terry. “The songs are about dealing with the shards of what’s left of a personal life and the strange nuclear family that we’ve become.”
After touring the country over and over for a decade, RWB signed with Fanatic Records in March. Fortunately for RWB this affiliation has not had a negative impact on how fans view the band. Terry says “They want us to move forward and make Ohio proud and make good on the promise. Hopefully the people that have tattoos of our logo don’t have to explain that away to their kids someday.”
“We love our fans.” explains Terry, “I think we’ve been blessed with some of the most loyal fans in the world.” RWB fans have been very supportive of its move to a record label and Terry says “It’s not like we’re hanging with the hipster elite, we haven’t changed and the music remains the same. The label is very supportive of us keeping things how we like it.”
RWB fans aren’t bandwagoneers either. RWB has earned their loyal fan base by touring heavily and writing music that connects to the listener on many levels. “I’m a million dollars away from being a millionaire” jokes Terry “We don’t give ourselves any real down time, indie bands are like sharks, meaning you have to keep moving.”
RWB certainly owns it’s sound. While there are familiar elements in its music the sound is original and hard not to like. “We don’t play modern rock” says Terry, and the sound is quite unlike anything else that is permeating the music scene right now. In fact, now would be a good time to take a listen to what RWB is producing if you’re not familiar with their sound already (myspace.com/redwantingblue). Think Counting Crows meets Pearl Jam, meets pop country played by some very talented musicians.
So, what should you expect from a RWB show at Frankies? According to Terry, “The songs all matter to us and we perform them with the same care that we took in writing them in the first place. You’re not going to get a lot of special effects when we play, but we’re very happy to get sweaty and involved. We’re very passionate about our music.”
Doors for the Red Wanting Blue show open at 9pm. Advance tickets are $8 and can be purchased from Culture Clash or Ramalama Records. Tickets night of the show will be $10.