Photo Credit: Stephen Albanese
Columbus, Ohio’s Red Wanting Blue has the distinction of working with a Grammy-nominated producer (Jamie Candiloro, who is currently producing his second album with the band), a Tony-nominated producer (Ken Davenport, who directed the feature documentary film about Red Wanting Blue), and now an Oscar-nominated producer.
Red Wanting Blue was recently commissioned to write the original song “Magic Man” (listen below) for the end title sequence of the upcoming documentary feature film, Unraveled. The film is co-produced by Oscar-nominated producer Steven Cantor and is set to premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 17th with additional screenings on June 19th and 20th.
Unraveled profiles Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, who, just days before Bernard Madoff captured headlines as the largest Ponzi schemer in U.S. history, was arrested (and later convicted) for orchestrating a massive fraud scheme that netted hundreds of millions of dollars from hedge funds. The film documents Dreier’s period of house arrest as he awaits sentencing, candidly confessing his crimes for the camera.
On the night of the Unraveled premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 17th, Red Wanting Blue will be on the other side of the US, headlining the Mercury Lounge in NYC. This stop is part of a recently announced East coast run of dates for the band.
Red Wanting Blue will be previewing songs from its upcoming new studio album at these performances. The as-yet-untitled album is scheduled for release in the Fall. Meanwhile, Red Wanting Blue continues to support its current These Magnificent Miles album, a record about the road – a subject Red Wanting Blue leader Scott Terry recently told a hilarious story about for NPR’s Snap Judgment.
Red Wanting Blue Live
05/20 Indianapolis, IN @ The Rathskeller
05/21 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
05/29 Canton, OH @ Paninis
06/03 Aurora, IL @ Ballydoyle’s Irish Pub
06/04 Downer’s Grove, IL @ Ballydoyle Pub
06/08 Ames, IA @ Mother’s Pub
06/09 Kearney, NE @ Cunningham’s Journal
06/10 Kearney, NE @ Cunningham’s Journal
06/11 Kearney, NE @ Cunningham’s Journal
06/15 Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
06/16 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
06/17 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06/18 Cambridge, MA @ The Loft
06/21 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
06/24 Taylorville, IL @ Baileys Pub
06/25 Traverse City, MI @ Union St. Station
07/07 Chicago, IL @ Cubby Bear