Road One South has been bringing the blues to Prescott for quite a while now and, soon, there'll be a chance to see them from the comfort of the couch. On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 30-July 1, the band will appear on the "Morning Scramble with Sandy Moss." One appearance will honor the Granite Mountain Hotshots and the other is part of a promotion for the City of Prescott's Fourth of July spectacular.
Bassist Ron Green said that these appearances are not the first time Road One South has appeared on television.
"It's been a handful of times," he said.
The Tuesday, June 30, performance, which marks the second anniversary of the death of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, will see members John Wurtz and Chris Russo performing "19 Angels" in honor of the day. A tribute to the men who lost their lives, the song is an arrangement by Wurtz and Russo based on a full band version recorded in 2014.
The full band, comprised of Green, Wurtz, Russo, Dwight Develyn, Gregson Gordon and Ofer Harel, will appear on Wednesday, July 1, to perform two songs. Part of a promotion for the Fourth of July spectacular at Pioneer Park, one song will be a Road One South Original and will give viewers a taste of what to expect on the Fourth of July.
Green said there is a different dynamic to playing for television than playing live on stage. He said that while there is more energy on stage, he added, "in general, when the whole band is together, the energy level is pretty high."
According to Green, those who tune in to see the band on the show will be in for some high-energy blues. He also added that Road One South is in the process of releasing its second CD.
"Morning Scramble with Sandy Moss," on local cable channel seven, will begin at 8:30 a.m. It can also be streamed online with a link available at www.roadonesouth.com.
- by Jason Wheeler, The Daily Courier
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