Red Wanting Blue w/ War Poets
Led by singer-songwriter Scott Terry, Red Wanting Blue is proudly based in Columbus, Ohio, but might as well be America's local band. 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.
War Poets is a band of Minneapolis based musicians who portray life'?s stories and emotions in dramatic music that is mature in its concept and appealing in its sound. War Poets are: Jenny Case, Rex Haberman, Matt Kirkwold, Danny Neale, and Lisi Wright. Their debut album is entitled: Dulce et Decorum Est. It contains 17 newly composed songs. The album is divided into two sections: 10 rock songs and 7 ballads. The album is produced by Kevin Bowe in Minneapolis and Stephen McKnight in Philadelphia, and was recorded in both cities.
Rex Haberman and Matt Kirkwold began their musical relationship in 2001 when Rex recorded an album produced by Matt at Oarfin Records in Minneapolis. Since then, Matt and Rex have worked on two other projects and have played in such bands as the Rex Haberman Band, River City All-Stars, and Neale and Haberman. Their friendship and mutual admiration has always been steadfast over the years. Now they?ve collaborated and written and arranged 10 of the 17 newly composed songs on Dulce es Decorum Est. Matt?s energetic and innovative guitar playing and powerful vocals drive War Poets? unique style and appeal.
Dan Neale is a Minneapolis musical fixture, no doubt one of the best pure guitar players in the upper Midwest. He?s guest starred on many shows, played with some of the best musicians in the United States, and has been the backbone of many successful bands. He started playing in bands with Rex and Matt in 2003. He is also a fabulous banjo and mandolin player, having recorded with some of the most successful musicians in the Minneapolis area. He has partnered with violin player, Lisi Wright, in the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, having toured nationally on several occasions. Lisi is a formally trained violinist that can adapt to virtually any musical genre. Her vocals provide certain fullness to the War Poets sound that is characterized by beautiful melody and lyrics filled with deep meaning.
Jenny Case, a successful bass player and guitar player, rounds out the War Poets. She co-wrote 5 War Poet songs with Rex and sings both lead and backup vocals. An accomplished pianist as well as bass player has given her the ability to write music that appeals to a broader audience than just rock lovers. She has been a strong supporter of women?s rights and equality in music, and is the Board President of the She Rocks She Rocks Foundation in Minneapolis.