Red Wanting Blue, The Trews
In the years since vocalist and songwriter Scott Terry formed Red Wanting Blue, the band has gone on to establish itself as a quintessential example of American perseverance and hard work, building an exceedingly loyal fanbase based on non-stop touring, all without any industry support.
Known for making instant fans of the uninitiated with one of the most engaging and passionate live shows on the road today, Red Wanting Blue found even bigger audiences after the release of its 2012 From The Vanishing Point album, which landed in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and at #1 for the band’s home region.
Appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live,” and NPR’s “Mountain Stage” followed, and while the band continues to reach new and bigger career milestones, Red Wanting Blue is also staying true to its roots. This is evident on the upcoming new album Little America, the band’s most personal and promising recording to date.
Little America celebrates a community spirit 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.
and a retrospective, The Trews are among the most prolific, electrifying, and innovative rock bands on
the planet, a fact corroborated by onetime stage-mates the Rolling Stones, Weezer, and Bruce
Springsteen. The Nova Scotia-bred, Hamilton, ON-based combo of singer/guitarist Colin MacDonald,
guitarist John-Angus MacDonald, bassist Jack Syperek, and drummer Chris Gormley — songwriters all —
has won universal acclaim for both their dazzling live performances and wildly accessible songs. The
band’s current, sixth studio album, the towering and multifaceted Civilianaires, was cut in Toronto with
fast-rising producer Derek Hoffman and features marquee assists from Arkells main man Max Kerman,
super-producer Bob Rock, and celebrated singer/songwriter Serena Ryder.