Interview – Red Wanting Blue

Columbus-based rock band Red Wanting Blue will be returning to Cleveland for two shows on March 13th and 14th at the House of Blues. The band was formed by vocalist and songwriter Scott Terry back in 1996. They’ve since become known for their devoted, passionate ethic and euphoric live shows. Red Wanting Blue released their latest effort in July of 2014. The full-length album, Little America, consists of 13 tracks and my favorites include “Keep Love Alive” and “Dumb Love.” Be sure to check out Little America and the lyric video for “Hallelujah” below.

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Three words we’d use to describe us are….Honest, Passionate, Sweaty.

The story/meaning behind our name Red Wanting Blue is….It means: To knowingly go after something that is beyond your limits. That’s the reason the name is made up of primary colors.  One cannot be the other… but it’s the human condition to try anyway.  That’s how we got to the moon without wings and to the bottom of the ocean without gills.  Right now in the news, the people of the World are picking the Top 100 for our first human Mars Flight.  It’s crazy what we can do when we put our minds to it.  The Sky is no longer the limit.

We met each other….A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Wikipedia may or may not disagree.

The pickiest eater in the band is….He won’t like me for saying this, but it’s probably Gregory.  He is our resident vegetarian, so it’s not a terribly fair question.  I will say that his vegetarian lifestyle has rubbed off on all of us.  We, Flexitarians, try our best to avoid fast food and eat healthy…within reason!

The most OCD member is….Probably me. Wait…umm… Yes, me. Definitely.

For fun we like to….I love having RWB family outings while on the road. We’re always sightseeing.  National parks, Monuments, roadside oddities and the occult.  Total National Lampoon’s Griswold Family Vacation type stuff.  We have an affinity for trading posts and junky souvenir shops.  Dean and I also really enjoy cruising the aisles of grocery stores in foreign countries.

We’re currently listening to….I have been really giving my 8 track player a workout lately.   Lots of Neil Young, Jim Croce and Paul Simon for me, personally.  I’ve also been known to let Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours play for hours on end.

We find inspiration from….Traveling, meeting new people, the search for good coffee, Wes Anderson films, a really fresh breathe of air.  So much to be inspired by.  Most of all, each other.  Our friends, family and fans amaze me every day.

One thing we want you to remember while listening to our music is….Despite some contrary beliefs… Our music will NOT make you invincible. So please…buckle up, put your phone down and keep both hands on the wheel while operating our music. We love you and want to see you at our next show!

Little America is different from our previous releases because…. Because we’re a little older and a little wiser???  No.  Seriously…I think we always try to make something different when making an album.  Something that reflects who we are during this current moment in our lives.  Nobody wants to make the same album twice.  I don’t know one artist who’s done that and said, “Wow! That really worked out for me in a positive way! Hooray!”  Been around a long time…never seen that happen.

If we play another artist’s music it’s….Because we like them and because we’re fans of what they do.

Our favorite tracks to play live are….Ooh… So hard to choose.  I’d say collectively, as a band, the favorite would probably be “Hope On A Rope”.  That song is our mission statement.  It’s the vapor we run on when there’s no more gas in the tank.

Our craziest or most memorable gig was…I don’t know that we’ll ever all agree on an answer for this question… so for me, personally… Most recently, I’d have to say our show at the Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland this past December. We were the first to perform for The Cleveland Cathedral Concert Series.  It was filmed for a PBS special and it’s the one and only time RWB ever played in a Church.  It was so surreal.

Something odd we want our fans to know about us is….Our Moms look damn good in beards and facial hair!  If you don’t believe me, check out our music video “You Are My Las Vegas”.

Our last meals would be….Shake Shack Burgers, NY Style Pizza, and shamrock shakes from McDonald’s.  Don’t judge… It’s our last meal.  We gotta go bananas.

In the next six months you should expect….To have a dental check up, an oil change, the possibility of jury duty…and Red Wanting Blue to be performing a U.S. national tour as well as touring in Canada.

 

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– Victoria

 

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