The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Introduces New Lead Guitarist Josh Burke
Fri, 22 Jul 2011 10:36:58
Rockers The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are introducing their new lead guitarist Josh Burke via this exclusive video. You can watch Burke shredding his face off in the first couple of seconds, and ARTISTdirect.com is pleased to partner with TRJA for this spot of good news. We love it when news about a band we like is delivered with a video component.
In this introductory clip, the uber talented Burke speaks about being influenced by both Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen, who are two of the best guitarists to ever pick up an axe and wail away. There are no better influences to have! Burke is from Syracuse, New York and he was a huge TRJA fan, so it makes total sense that the band chose him to play guitar for them. He has the skills, passion and enthusiasm necessary for the gig.
Watch this exclusive video clip to find out how Burke got the job, which involves a show in upstate New York as well as a Guitar Center.
Here's a statement from singer Ronnie Winter!
Hey guys, it's Ronnie here with some new RJA news. Duke and Matt decided to leave the band to focus on their personal lives including some much needed time with their friends and family. The rest of the band and I fully appreciate all of their hard work and commitment to the RJA over the years and have many great memories with both of them. We wish them the best of luck in their future and remain grateful for all of the contributions each have made to our band. Please give them privacy and allow them to enjoy their time at home, which is so precious to all touring musicians.
In other news we have gone back on the road in support of our new single REAP and our upcoming full length album AM I THE ENEMY (AUGUST 30TH). As most of you know REAP is already digitally available and two other songs from our upcoming album, SALVATION and FALL FROM GRACE, are up on our youtube channel, so check out the new jams.
For our upcoming tour, we teamed up with Josh Burke, a seventeen year old guitar phenom, who was originally a fan of The RJA. I met him about a year ago In Syracuse, NY. He was the first kid in line and was there when we pulled up. We struck up a conversation after sound check in the parking lot and he told me he knew all of our songs and that he wanted to be in a band like ours one day. I told him to keep writing and practicing and that with hard work and dedication he would make it. Fast forward to Summerfest last week. I called Josh 3 days before the show and asked him if he still knew how to play all of our songs to which he replied "Hell yeah I do". So he is joining our tour on lead guitar over then next couple of months because we thought the idea of using one of you guys (the fans) was pretty awesome and a way to give back for everything you guys have given us. So please welcome Josh and give him some love because, after all, "Love is all you need!" See you guys on the road and as always, take care of yourselves and god bless.
What do you think of Josh Burke and his ripping solos?