Red Idle Rejects

Ages 21 and up
Friday, March 18
Show: 6pm
$5

Cover/ Tickets Starts at 7:00pm

The Red Idle Rejects formed in 2012 as a vehicle to play the original tunes of Steve Bowling, who is the primary vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the band. Steve was the front man and primary songwriter for rock band Red Idle when he brought a batch of newly-penned country-influenced tunes to the other members of the group. The other members deemed the tunes “too country” and thus the new band and new band name Red Idle Rejects was put into place.

The Rejects enjoyed immediate success with these tunes, signing to Colt Records of Nashville and playing shows from Ohio to Florida. The first single from the first Rejects CD (Where the Lonely Reside) Mean Dry County charted at #38 on the Americana music charts for 2015.

The second Rejects CD Room With a View, released in 2017, enjoyed similar success, receiving rave reviews from Americana and Country Music reviewers nationally and internationally. The third CD, Genus Americanas, was released in 2019 to similar success.

The latest album, Ink and Nicotine, was released in March, 2021 through Oak Honest Records. It has garnered sensational reviews, and radio stations both within the USA and internationally have placed tunes from the album into regular rotation. Three of the tunes on the album are a trilogy about the opioid crisis in Appalachia that has filled the void created by the waning of the coal industry, and multiple university Appalachian-Studies professionals have praised this trilogy as an authentic and insightful musical glimpse into this crisis.

Other members of the band are Jeff Boling on electric guitar, Grace Bowling on vocals, Daniel Parker Ferguson on bass guitar, Derek Johnson on drums, and Kurt Kaufman on drums, guitar, and vocals.