In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with gay allies, lead singer Ty Taylor and bassist Rick Barrio Dill from the R & B band VINTAGE TROUBLE. We first met VINTAGE TROUBLE in October when they were partnering with groups to register voters at their concerts and at campaign events. At the time they were touring with Joss Stone. VINTAGE TROUBLE is currently on tour with the legendary rock band THE WHO. We talked to Ty and Rick about their music, touring with THE WHO and their spin on LGBT civil rights.
When asked what their reaction was to Obama being re-elected and gay marriage passing in Washington, Maryland and Maine Rick stated, “It was moving for us for a lot of reasons. Not only for a lot of our friends and family that this is an important issue but just as a country I think it’s imperative that we move forward. We’ve been very fortunate to travel to a lot of different countries and places and the viewpoint and the social sort of zeitgeist feels in a lot of places like it’s further then it is in America. So it was very important to see the progress and to see the progression of some of these issues like gay rights and even the continuation of a lot of the things this President is trying to lay out. It was great to just feel like we’re moving forward and we’re keeping the pedal to the metal as far as progress.” Ty added, “I was excited but also in my mind it’s just infuriating to be even dealing with issues like this anymore. More so than lesbian, gay, any of these kinds of issues, there should be a basic civil right issue and I can’t believe anyone is still trying to tell any particular group of people that they can’t marry anyone from any other group of people or from the same group of people. Just doesn’t make sense to me. So I’m excited that we got to add more states to the pool of states that have already realized that marriage should be marriage and I was excited that Obama was re-elected. All of these things should just be evident. It shouldn’t even be a question that Obama was the new President again and it shouldn’t be even a question that Washington DC should allow gay marriage. Every state should allow it. It’s just silly and almost, I hate to say the word ‘stupid’ or use stupidity because I try to be nonjudgmental but the idea that someone can’t marry someone is just ridiculous to me.”
Vintage Trouble released their studio album The Bomb Shelter Sessions in 2011 that won them the 2011 Classic Rock Award for "Best New Band." The band is from Hollywood, California and consists of lead singer Ty Taylor, Nalle Colt guitars/vocals, Rick Barrio Dill bass guitar/vocals and drummer Richard Danielson. Vintage Trouble is currently opening for legendary rock band The Who’s North American tour entitled ‘Quadrophenia & More’. Surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are performing the 1973 album in its entirety along with other classic songs from their catalog. Pete’s brother Simon Townshend is on guitar. Replacing the late original drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle are Zakk Starkey, Ringo‘s son and Pino Palladino on bass. We caught this concert in Boston and it was brilliant. THE WHO is on a 37 US city-tour. Don’t miss it.
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