Motortrain would like to welcome our new rhythm guitar player to the road. “Red” Rick will be breaking in his metal-influenced fingers when he hits the stage this February to open for The Supersuckers, then it’s on the road for a spring break “Highball Tour” in the second week of March.
A little about Red: He likes his beer cold, his women wild and his music a little muddy. He grew up in Festus, Missouri which is a stone’s throw from St. Louis where he was surrounded by local metal acts like Vampire Moose, Blood of Me, Chaos Order, and Broke. After relocating to Northwestern Arkansas a few years back his exposure to the finer arts of southern pickin broadened his horizons to include Hank Williams, Skynyrd, Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and Zepplin. Of course he’ll never leave his Pantera, Alice in Chains, Tool, Vision of Disorder, Clutch, or AC/DC behind, but he’s finding the further south he gets, the dirtier, swampier, and more gritty the tunes are. When asked what he thinks of the current state of rock radio, here’s what Red had to say:
“I’m pretty disappointed in mainstream Rock right now. What happened to Rock’s balls? If Jim Morrison, Ronnie Van Zant, or Dimebag Darrell were alive today they’d kick the shit out of Kid Rock. That’s why I’m so excited about Motortrain, they…we…whatever…are a real rock and roll band, hard hitting riffs and nasty solos are a thing you don’t hear much anymore.”