After their incredible performance last week on Late Night With David Letterman, it is easy to see why Red Wanting Blue has become one of the country’s favorite bands. Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, RWB is the ultimate success story of a “Local” band that through word of mouth, hard work, constant touring, and organic growth, has managed to raise itself into mainstream popularity, and with their newest album “From The Vanishing Point”, it looks like the best lies ahead for this incredible band! Here is their story from their own words…
“For years, the group had been hiding in plain sight as Terry went about logging thousands of miles on the road throughout the nation’s heartland, making fans the hard way – one at a time.
With only the aid of word of mouth, hard work and perseverance, Red Wanting Blue has established an exceedingly loyal following in and around the Midwest where the band regularly fills clubs normally reserved for bigger names.
Terry’s passionate and poetic songs, anchored by his powerful baritone, are the kind of tunes that could only have been written by a man who has lived this kind of life on the road. It’s these songs and Terry’s moving delivery of them that knocks ‘em dead, but leaves ‘em talking. Most importantly, it keeps ‘em coming back for more. Traveling with Terry are band mates Mark McCullough (Bass Guitar, Vocals), Greg Rahm (Keys, Guitars, Organ, Vocals), Eric Hall Jr. (Guitars, Lap Steel, Mandolin, Banjo, Vocals) and Dean Anshutz (Drums, Percussion, Glockenspiel), who together build the unshakable rock powerhouse that has helped bring Red Wanting Blue to nationwide attention after all of this time.
Red Wanting Blue’s upcoming studio recording From The Vanishing Point (Jan. 10th, Fanatic Records) is a coming-of-age album for the band and its first to be recorded for a label after several self-released records. Picking up where its autobiographical previous release These Magnificent Miles left off, From The Vanishing Point is the answer to those whose heads have been turning to ask, “Who is this band?” The album sheds some of Red Wanting Blue’s small-town sensibilities as it evolves into the world-class rock n’ roll outfit that audiences have believed in for years and marks an official move to the national stage for a band that will always remember where it’s from”
Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down with the lead singer of Red Wanting Blue, Scott Terry, the night after crushing it on Letterman, to talk about what his first appearance on Late Night was like, how he and the band have been able to grow themselves organically to mainstream success, how Scott has become one of the most show ready and fun front men in Rock, their newest album, the new documentary they are featured in, and sooo much more! Scott is awesome, and it’s great to see hard word, tenacity, and good old perseverance paying off for Red Wanting Blue! A HUGE thank you to Josh at Fanatic for putting this together! Enjoy Kade Nation…
And here is Red Wanting Blue crushing it on Letterman right before sitting down with me!