Their '70s show
Red Stone Souls are unabashed about their roots
Published: October 24, 2012
For now, the guys are keeping their ambitions low-key. "Ten years from now, if we had a couple of CDs out and I was making a living doing this, that'd be amazing," Kirwan says. "To me, 'making it' isn't being a millionaire and living in a mansion; 'making it' is making a living playing guitar. Pay for the roof over my head, pay for my food and my family. Just get up in the morning, go to the studio, go on tour — that'd be making it to me. That'd be unbelievable."
This week, the Red Stone Souls play Callahan's in Auburn Hills and, while the guys don't know exactly what the night will offer, they promise a great set. "It'll be us and Soleil Moon," says Kirwan. "It's our first time there so I don't know what to expect. Obviously you're going to get a great show from us. Maybe there'll be some new songs or a new cover or two. We have a lot of loyal fans who come to a lot of shows, so we try to keep them interested with something new and fresh. There'll be some cool things happening. It's an awesome room and we have to take advantage of that."
Finally, we ask Kirwan where the band got that name. "We named the band Red Stone Souls after this old bar in Detroit called the Red Stone Lounge that they shut down in the late '60s," Kirwan says. "My grandpa and Beau's grandpa used to get into fights there back when Detroit was thriving."
Ain't that sweet?
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