Since 2009 the mojave desert based Reverend Red has built themselves a strong foundation through stories of old rural america and murder ballads for those who have been flavoring their liver with whiskey and resentment in a Western saloon. This summer they will be headed out on tour in support of their new album release on Rail Rider Records, crossing the country and back including stops in Denver, Memphis, and Long Beach for the Ink-N-Iron festival.
The people who make up the band Reverend Red are not only musicians but performers that create a musical experience and they demand your attention and participation. They bring theatrics to the stage and are not afraid to put themselves out there for the audience. Their shows have been described by the press as captivating and mesmerizing. They have seen a great amount of success on the road due to their live show and their fan growth and strong gig resume is proof of just that.
The band's sound is hard to put in a box, but the press has described them as Rockabilly, Country, Punk, Roots, Rock, and Americana and are usually accompanied by the words "Original" and "Enjoyable". These descriptions are all correct, as the band blends styles from each members significantly different background. This has opened many doors for the band to play with a variety of world class bands from a large spectrum of music genres..
The instrumentation is guitar, bass, drum, and often you will see a banjo, violin, or some odd ball instrument which was probably homemade. The Reverend Red travels primarily as an electric band, but they have performed acoustic shows on special occasions.
Festivals and venues have enjoyed working with the band as they are professional, respectful, and easy to work with. They also work hard to promote their shows and fans love their fair priced merch.
The Reverend Red is out of Lancaster, CA which is located in Northern Los Angeles County, in the Mojave Desert.