Legendary front-man Ron Keel and his band the Ron Keel Band unveiled their new video today for the single “Red, White & Blue” exclusively on http://ultimateclassicrock.com. “Yes, this is an American classic rock anthem,” says Ron Keel. “But the message is global and timeless.”
“Red White & Blue” is the first single from the new Ron Keel Band album “South X South Dakota” just released by HighVolMusic/HVM Entertainment. The song was a Top 30 hit for Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2003; written by Johnny Van Zant, Donnie Van Zant, Brett Warren and Brad Warren shortly after the 9/11 attacks, Keel feels the song resonates just as loudly now as it did then. ‘South x South Dakota’, pays tribute to its Southern rock roots, was released on April 24 via HighVolMusic, and features classics by the Allman Brothers Band (“Ramblin’ Man”), Molly Hatchet (“Flirtin’ With Disaster”) and a live medley of songs originally performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
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Shooting the music video for “Red White & Blue” presented a unique challenge, as the band practiced what Ron calls “musical distancing.” Each member of the band – bassist Geno Arce, guitarists Dave Cothern and Jason Haven, keyboardist Dakota Scott and drummer Jeff Koller – were filmed separately, at various iconic South Dakota locations in total isolation. “It was a strange experience,” Keel admits. “I filmed my piece at Mt. Rushmore on an absolutely beautiful Saturday in springtime, and there was no one there. The lockdown has been tough on everyone in many ways, but it sure gave us the chance to shoot an epic music video.”
Available for streaming and download at: https://ronkeelband.lnk.to/SxSD
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