Red Wanting Blue stops in Kent on way to national success

Samantha Tosado

Courtesy Michael J. Media

Credit: Ron Soltys

Red Wanting Blue playing with Red Sun Rising and Jim Casto at Fat Jimmy’s

Friday, Feb. 1, 9:30 p.m.


With three albums and a growing fan base, it’s no wonder that Red Wanting Blue is becoming more and more popular. What started out as a college band at Ohio University later turned out to be something far beyond their reach.

“I’ve always had the performance bug in me,” said lead vocalist Scott Terry. “But I didn’t expect the band to be as big as it is.”

Terry originally went to school at OU and graduated with a major in theater. He won the title ‘Most Likely To Succeed’ out of all the theater majors — and succeed he did. “We have been based in Columbus since 2000,” Terry said.

RWB has performed more than 1,000 shows within the United States — mostly in the Midwest.

Although RWB’s songs have been on the radio, and they have also been on television an abundant amount of times, Terry admits that he isn’t looking to be on MTV anytime soon.

“I don’t know what MTV is anymore,” Terry said. “I would love to be on MTV only if they actually brought music back on MTV.”

However, the money and the frequent television appearances are not what keeps RWB striving.

“The money is a nuisance that everyone has to work around,” he said.

“If you love music and you love to do what you do, it doesn’t matter.”

Terry admitted that if he really wanted money, he wouldn’t be doing what he’s doing.

“If I wanted money I’d be a doctor or a lawyer,” he said.

Terry said that his family, along with the families of the band members, is very supportive of the band.

“They are supportive because they have to be, but it’s difficult because of the traveling,” he said. “They just have to be passionate and celebrate for us.”

Aside from the late night band practices until 7 a.m., and horribly dependent coffee addictions, Terry is just taking it one day at a time.

“It’s a circus life,” Terry said.

Despite the stress, Terry said that he loves what he does.

“I wouldn’t trade what I do for anything,” he said.

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