Red Wanting Blue

Red Wanting Blue

The Oarsmen, Saffell

Sat, January 12, 2013

9:00 pm

$10 Advance/$12 at the Door

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Red Wanting Blue
Red Wanting Blue
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 latest studio recording "From The Vanishing Point" is a coming-of-age album for the band and is its first to be recorded for a label after several self-released records. 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.

The album marks an official move to the national stage for a band that will always remember where it's from.
The Oarsmen
The Oarsmen
Not long after Joe Robinson, guitar/vocals, arrived in the South Bay, he met Scott Thomas, drums, of Morgan Hill, and through Scott, met Jimmy Dowell, bass/vocals, of Saratoga. These men met in order to fulfill what turns out to have been the inevitable reality of this band, The Oarsmen. The Oarsmen is now a fact of music and cannot be undone. These men bring different trajectories into this collision. They are falling or flying or teetering on the edge of falling upwards.

But whether you are reckless or reticent, the airbags will deploy, and deploy they have, breaking their noses, preserving them. The Oarsmen then began a training regimen at a remote facility in the countryside. There they ate well and took in the waters. After months of preparation, The Oarsmen are ready to bring their calamitous noise to your intersection and draw a crowd of vampiric onlookers.
When you see the stage set up; piano, bass and drums, you would never guess what a full, funky and fantastic sound is about to be produced by just these three. Saffell is a dynamic, original trio with singer/songwriter Saffell Sproul on keys/lead vocals, Doug Hafich on bass/back up vocals, and Bill O’Donnell on drums. The band resides in California's North Bay and is quickly building a loyal fan base.

These original songs sound fresh, brand new and yet timeless at the same time. Saffell’s vocals have a wonderfully unique tone, recognizable and inviting. Doug Hafich brings it up a notch with well placed harmonies blending perfectly with Saffell. Saffell’s attack on the piano is both funky and graceful bringing as much rhythm as it does melody. These songs defy easy classification while pulling from blues, funk, pop, and rock.
Venue Information:
Hotel Utah
500 4th Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107