Podcast: Anthony Armstrong of Red

Guitarist Anthony Armstrong performs with Red on the Main Stage. The third day of the 41st annual Ichthus Festival in Wilmore, Ky., was June 18, 2010 at Ichthus Farm. Photo by Rich Copley | staff.

Guitarist Anthony Armstrong performs with Red on the Main Stage at the 41st annual Ichthus Festival in Wilmore, Ky. on June 18, 2010. Photo by Rich Copley | staff.

As street weeks go, this one is off -the-charts for Nashville rockers Red.

Unit We Have Faces sat perched upon the iTunes chart as we started our conversation with guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and the quartet had just booked its national television debut, an appearance on Conan O’Brien’s show Feb. 8 (11 p.m., TBS). They’ll be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno the following week.

“This album has some of the hardest songs we’ve ever written and some of the most commercial stuff we’ve ever written,” Armstrong said.

We were chatting for a story that will appear early next month to preview Red’s appearance on the Winter Jam tour, which hits Rupp Arena March 12. But with Until We Have Faces such a hot topic now, this seems like a good time to let you listen to our interview.

Hit play to hear our conversation about the new album, lead singer Michael Barnes’ voice and Red’s talent for playing really big venues such as the Ichthus Festival and Rupp.

[podcast]http://copiousnotes.bloginky.com/files/2011/02/110204red-podcast2.mp3[/podcast]

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