Ron Winter is the lead singer and founder of one of rock's hardest working and popular bands, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. After hearing their latest single, "Brace Yourself," I got excited to reach out and chat with someone from the group about life as they know know it and what they've been up to in these crazy times of isolation and quarantine. Check out the conversation after the jump.
What sort of music do you listen to and who's your favorite artist?
I still listen to a lot of 2000's era Emo and post hardcore music like Saosin, Thrice, The Used, Silverstein, GoldFinger, etc. My favorite newer artist is State Champs.
Do you have a favorite superhero? If so, why do you like them?
My favorite superhero has changed over the years… But for a long time now it has been Captain America. I like him because he doesn't always follow orders, he does what he feels inside is right.
If you had to choose one movie or TV series to watch, what would it be?
My wife (DEFOE) and I are loving Westworld - season three has been on point!
Would you consider yourself a religious or spiritual person and how does that affect your career choices?
I am very spiritual, though I don't openly claim a religion. I don't think it's a rule that you have to do that. All of our decisions are faith driven and spiritual tools are a daily practice for me and everything related to this band.
How have you been keeping busy during the Covid-19 crisis?
I am a parent, so keeping busy has not been a challenge for us during quarantine! The challenge has been staying productive to a relative normal schedule and production flow - but we have done our best and are getting goals met.
Tell us a bit about the latest project you're involved in and promoting?
We have a brand new song “Brace Yourself” and its done incredibly well for us – we are on 10 different Spotify curated playlists, including “Rock Hard”; Apple Music’s “Breaking Hard Rock”, and more. The lyric video has more than 3.1 million views on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnTwXNugm2o
You can check that out and find all things TRJA at our website and social links below!
Upcoming US Tour dates:
6/17 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
6/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi-Hat
6/19 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
6/20 - Anaheim, CA @ The Parish at House of Blues
6/21 - Fresno, CA @ Full Circle Brewing
6/24 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium at the Catalyst
6/25 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
6/26 - San Francisco, CA @ Brick and Mortar
6/27 - Bakersfield, CA @ 1933
Australia – Fall 2020 with Boys Like Girls
Friday, 9/4 - The Metro Theatre - Sydney
Saturday, 9/5 - The Brightside Outdoors - Brisbane
Sunday, 9/6 – The Gov - Adelaide
Wednesday, 9/9 -170 Russell - Melbourne
Thursday, 9/10 - 170 Russell - Melbourne
Friday, 9/11 – Capitol – Perth
Connect and Share with The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Official Website: https://www.theredjumpsuitapparatus.com/
Apple Music/iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/brace-yourself-single/1505413691
Bands In Town: https://www.bandsintown.com/en/a/29-the-red-jumpsuit-apparatus