Red Wanting Blue: Black Canyon
Columbus Ohio’s RED WANTING BLUE are on the verge of releasing a new album “Little America” this Summer after 2012’s “From the Vanishing Point”. The last album apparently hit the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, but we unfortunately completely missed this achievement after featuring the band on the Dose back in 2010. But hot damn, I can easily now say that the newest single ‘Black Canyon’ is the perfect song for the entire upcoming Summer and likewise “Little America’s” release on July 1st. The vocals strike somewhere in the vein of Wintersleep or even that of Eddie Vedder, conjuring up the perfect feeling of Americana, long sunny days/warm nights, and strong new memories forged with family & friends.
“Little America” celebrates a community spirit that Red Wanting Blue shares with its audience, that goes beyond fans who simply give back the passion that comes off the stage. Red Wanting Blue’s hard work is matched by fans who work hard, too. It’s not unexpected for members of this growing legion to take days off of work and cross state lines to follow the band, to learn just-written tunes from wobbly YouTube videos, and to sing every word at every concert.
Band leader Scott Terry sums up his connection with the songs on “Little America” and his connection with Red Wanting Blue’s fans this way: “These songs are the soundtrack of my life, and it’s my calling to give that back with the hope of having our songs be the soundtrack of someone else’s.”