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When people hear the name, "The Red County Gospel", often they ask if we're a gospel band. For about our first year, we would have immediately responded with a firm "No", but these days, we've started singing a different tune. You see, we've always thought of our music as very much a representation of our environment. Each member - Josh "Vegas" Tipton, Jesse Lewis, Tyler "Tukk" Humphrey, and Wesley Baughman - have been raised in the East Tennessee region of the Appalachian mountains, and both the landscape and culture of this area is the foundation upon which we began to build, but this is not to say that our music evangelizes tradition; in fact, the opposite rings true. We are a collection of five individuals who began making art via underground and independent vehicles. Our tastes and preferences break the dull and stupefying wall of genres and labels, and in turn, we think that what we play should reflect this. Thematically, our songs speak of struggle, loneliness, hope, moving from the dark into the light, depression, confusion, evolving, breaking the chains of the black iron prison, boredom, anger, faith, and most importantly, love. Some songs are meditations on small town anxiety and the regret of bridges burnt, while others are joyful declarations of liberation and the appreciation of the mystery of renewal, dualism, and humanities' gift to make dreams reality. In truth, we often find it hard to give an easy answer for what exactly it is that happens when this thing we call The Red County Gospel gets fired up, but that's why we've always tried to hold out a hand and simply invite you along for the ride. So hop on the gypsy caravan, open your eyes, dance, live, and love.