Chris Garza
Steam Magazine - South Texas Entertainment Art Music|September 2017

Having a Good Time

Tamma Hicks

I think you might have been one of the first people, and groups, that we met when we came to Corpus Christi.

Yeah, you guys would come down to the open Jam we hosted at Gators. We had that room in the back and the jam was there until the new owners took over and put a stop to it. Anyway, I don't remember exactly how, but Rusty (Hicks) brought me in to run sound for Forest Lee Jr and then I think the three of us did the Beeville Festival with me on bass.

Yes, I remember that. So how long has Red Giant been together?

About 5 or 6 years I think. It was in 2011ish, 12ish when I decided to put a group together rather than continue the acoustic thing that I was doing. It was really fun, but it's nothing like having a full band.

I really enjoy the music that you guys play I know you're a cover band for the most part and you have a wide variety from 80s, country, 90s, to classic rock.

Well, I have a short attention span so that’s where that comes from. I can sit in just about anywhere and play all night, but you know I get bored in a single genre for too long.

You pretty much play around this area exclusively. Do you have any thoughts of playing out of the area?

You know, I love Corpus Christi. That's where I'm from and I love playing on the beach. People are there to have a good time and let loose. We’ve played a gig or two out of town, but really we just love playing the beach gigs. It’s so much fun.

Do you have a favorite genre to play?

Well, is Goofy a genre? Because you know I like being goofy. I like mixing songs up, changing the words, Saying things that make people laugh.

So, when did you start playing?

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