Columbus, Ohio-band Red Wanting Blue wrapped up the fall leg of its “From The Vanishing Point” tour with a sold-out show at the 1300-capacity House of Blues in Cleveland last Friday. Following a quick stop this past Sunday in West Virginia to tape an episode of NPR’s “Mountain Stage” program with Dr. Dog headlining, the band now heads to Canada for the first time for a series of shows supporting Canadian band The Trews.
Red Wanting Blue will wrap up 2012 with a New Year’s Eve show at The Kent Stage in Kent, OH before heading to the west coast for the winter leg of the “From The Vanishing Point” tour which will culminate with a headlining appearance at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom on March 9th, 2013 following the band’s second voyage on The Rock Boat cruise, which this year also features Brandi Carlile, Good Old War, Scars On 45 and more.
Meanwhile, the session for Daytrotter that the band taped in September has now debuted and a music video for the latest Red Wanting Blue single “Stay On The Bright Side” (shot on a day off from tour in Queens this summer) has also been premiered via Paste. The single itself is available as a free download now via Rolling Stone.
Since the release of the From The Vanishing Point album in January, 2012, Red Wanting Blue has seen a steady increase in attention being paid to the sound that band leader Scott Terry has been bringing to America for over a decade. With an appearance on David Letterman, to a sold-out show at the 1300-capacity House of Blues in Cleveland, to a Top 10 debut on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart, Red Wanting Blue’s story is a textbook case of local boys making good.