Astoria, New York (PressExposure) February 24, 2011 -- These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue is a new documentary about Red Wanting Blue, a rock band from Ohio that is known as one of the top independent bands in the country. The film follows the band as they record and release their eighth album in the hopes of finally getting a record deal -- more than a decade after forming. Now, These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue is available for purchase on DVD at http://www.RedWantingBlueMovie.com.
Directed and produced by internationally known theater producer Ken Davenport, These Magnificent Miles is a powerful and gritty rock documentary about the big dreams of an underdog band. Critics have called Red Wanting Blue "the best underground independent rock band in the United States of America," "one of the top unsigned bands in the country," and a band that embodies "a commitment to career that many bands only hallucinate about." But no matter how many records they sell, how much their fans love them, how many accolades from critics they receive, or how much they accomplish; it never seems to be enough. The film is an honest portrayal of the struggles that musicians go through to compete as the music industry changes, and it sheds a whole new light on Red Wanting Blue's own metamorphosis from a group of small-town musicians to a well-known band with thousands of fans.
In an ultimate tribute to this band from the heartland, These Magnificent Miles: On the Long Road with Red Wanting Blue is available on DVD at http://www.redwantingbluemovie.com. The film follows the band on tour and the DVD features full-length Red Wanting Blue songs, never-before-seen concert footage, as well as interviews with the band members who have put their heart and soul into making music.
About Ken Davenport
Ken Davenport is a Tony-Nominated Broadway and Off-Broadway producer. Recent Broadway productions include Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow starring Raul Esparza, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, and 13. Ken is the only independent producer to have had three shows running simultaneously Off-Broadway - Altar Boyz, The Awesome 80s Prom and My First Time. His newest show, Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage is currently running Off-Broadway and stars Eve Plumb, also known as Jan Brady from The Brady Bunch. He was recently featured on a national commercial for Apple's iPhone, named one of Crain's "Forty Under 40" , and was dubbed the "P.T. Barnum of Off-Broadway" by The New York Times. Ken's company recently released an iPhone app called AT THE BOOTH, which gives a listing of available shows at the famed TKTS booth in Times Square. At The Booth has been featured on Entertainment Weekly's Must List, and called "Ingenious! The best thing to happen to New York theater since, well, the introduction of the TKTS booth!" by Entertainment Weekly. He has written articles for Forbes, Mashable, Imedia and others. Combined, Ken's productions have grossed more than $100 million worldwide and are being produced internationally in over 25 countries including Germany, Mexico, France, and Korea. Other current projects include bringing the first ever Broadway revival of Godspell and Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men, and adapting the novel and film Somewhere in Time into a Broadway musical. Ken's blog on commercial theater producing and marketing,TheProducersPerspective.com, has been featured in Vanity Fair, Gawker, The Gothamist and more. For more information on Davenport Theatrical's projects click here.
This DVD is a must-have for music lovers, documentary enthusiasts, Red Wanting Blue fans, and anyone who has ever rooted for the underdog.