Written by Carly Shields
RVA’s whiskey-sluggin’, dirt-kicking, hootin’ and hollerin’ bluegrass country trio Red Light Rodeo has been bringing their raucous yet polished performance to barrooms, concert halls, breweries and music festivals since 2012. Today they are releasing a live video of the band performing the classic Rolling Stones tune, “Dead Flowers” through Applachian Jamwich. Filmed at The Camel in Richmond back in April, the performance also features Stephen Kuester and Mark Henderson of Jackass Flats on pedal steel and drums respectively as well as Tara Dillard on the fiddle.
Mandolin player Zack Miller had the following to say regarding making the live video:
“”Making this video with the guys (and gal) was a lot of fun. Typically, Red Light Rodeo is a three piece, or as we often say, a power trio. For this show, we were playing in our six-piece Red Light Rodeo All-Star formation to cap off the Bluegrass Jamboree we hosted at the Camel which was organized by Jet Trails Media. When we were planning the event, we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to get some footage of the All-Stars in action and a high quality live recording and ‘Dead Flowers’ is always one of our favorite covers to play. People always seem to respond well to the Stones.”
“To shoot this video we got together with Craig Zirpolo and Joey Wharton. We’d been really impressed with a lot of the cinematography work those two have been doing around town as of late and were really excited to have an opportunity to work with them. As far as audio, we had our buddy and head sound engineer for The Broadberry, Zach Fichter, come in to do the live mix and we think he did a really great job as he always does. Craig and Joey brought in a full film crew with Will Hale, Brandon Hambright, Courtney Mills and Joey Elswick who all were super professional and did really wonderful work capturing the performance. We’re really proud of the product and are excited and thankful to be releasing the video for ‘Dead Flowers’ today through Appalachian Jamwich.”
You can catch Red Light Rodeo this summer at Pasture Palooza, The Shack Up and other festivals throughout the region. For upcoming dates, new music and more, visit www.rlrmusic.com