Stoney LaRue














Stoney LaRue
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At 3 years old, Stoney LaRue could be found belting out “Swinging” by John Anderson on his Mr. Microphone radio. The son of a struggling bass player and a nurse, LaRue understood the allure of music at an early age, and recorded his first works at age twelve. He earned accolades through school for his unmatched vocal abilities and promising instrumental talents. Many subscribe Stoney LaRue to the category of artists that are simply natural born performers, just don’t try to limit him by category. Born in Taft,Texas, LaRue actually spent the majority of his adolescence north of the Red River, where he was raised in Southeastern Oklahoma . He never really pictured himself doing anything else but making good music, so LaRue eventually made his way to the state’s Red Dirt hotbed of Stillwater, where he began to develop his individualized style from a widespread range of influences. From Willie Nelson to Ray Charles, to The Grateful Dead and Kris Kristofferson, LaRue’s emerging style impressively blends varied elements of country, blues, and soulful rock into cohesive, vocal driven performances. His abilities earned the immediate respect of then “up and coming” peers including Cody Canada, Mike McClure, Jason Boland, and other cohorts of the revitalizing Texas and Red Dirt circuits (now electrifying audiences nationwide.) In 2002, both fans and industry took good notice of LaRue after he spearheaded The Organic Boogie Band and released ”Downtown,” which was recorded in private sessions at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa and mixed in a trailer on the side of a cliff in Bartlesville,OK. It was just the beginning, as the debut cemented LaRue’s following and inspired a move to New Braunfels, Texas, where a vibrant music community and a persistent touring schedule spawned a vast response. Fans anxiously awaited the August 2005 release of Stoney LaRue-the Red Dirt Album, which hit the Billboard sales charts in its debut week. A far cry from the mixing trailer on the cliff, The Red Dirt Album was recorded with a tight circle of players and professionals in a studio setting. The record was a pinnacle effort for LaRue and has inarguably established his triple threat status as a truly gifted vocalist, player, and performer. Armed with golden ear musicianship, an amusing wit, and soulful magnetism, LaRue’s shows are infused with an uplifting quality, a cathartic barroom brand of spirituality, where venues are complimented for good bar “feng shui,” and where time and dimension can be traversed via emotive lyrics and melodic riffs. A charismatic performer, LaRue’s flawless vocals can draw a crowd to a open mouth level of sonic mesmerization, and next have them singing “Forever Young” so loudly that you can’t hear anything else. At 28 years old, Stoney LaRue now performs close to 300 dates a year at top festivals and venues across the nation and even the Caribbean, sharing bills with renowned acts like Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan,Dierks Bentley, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Radney Foster, and others. With a newly assembled band that includes Jeremy Bryant (drums), Jesse Fritz (bass), Rodney Pyeatt (guitar), and Steve Littleton (keys), Stoney LaRue is poised for his upcoming addition to the famed Live at Billy Bob’s series and even greater horizons to come. The music is undeniably inside of Stoney LaRue, but he’s the type of artist that doesn’t HAVE to point it out to you, his belief in the music is strong enough that it just powers through transparently. Stoney LaRue is not trying to be anybody but the artist that he is, and his sincerity just seeps out, spills off the stage, and overtakes any room.
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03/08/2011 - Stoney LaRue talks new album, growing up, never quitting  - Read More
08/27/2009 - LaRue brings party to Nacogdoches - Read More
07/08/2009 - Stoney LaRue playing Okemah’s Woody Fest Thursday - Read More
04/16/2009 - Inductees announced for Music Walk of Fame - Read More
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Average Rating : 4.5              Total Reviews: 320


Stoney LaRue  02/03/2012            
Texas Reb
Another great CD from Stoney LaRue. He just has a knack of putting albums together that get better with age. They are the ones that stick with you, the ones you play for years to come because they are always right. If I had a dollar for everytime I have listened to his live at Billy Bob's CD I'd have lots of money this one will get the same airings. Buy it you'll be happy that you did!
Stoney LaRue  09/12/2011            
KANDACE
Obviously trying to trade Oklahoma red dirt for Nashville green paper. If you like Zac Brown and Kenny Chesney this is the one for you. If you are looking for Stoney Larue, well it looks like he is either dead or sleeping. Stoney (or anyone related to his camp), please go back to your red dirt roots. PLEASE DO NOT SELL OUT!
Stoney LaRue  08/12/2011            
#1 Oklahoma Red Dirt Cheerleader
...this boy is one of the best YOU WILL EVER HEAR SING!!! time to move out the Nashville 'FEMALES WHO CAN'T SING' Blondes and put more Stoney on stages! 'real red dirt boyz and guitars are about to ROCK your folking, bluegrass world'...HIDE AND WATCH!!!!~CHEERS TO PEACE! pj
Stoney LaRue  01/06/2011            
Justin
I love Stoney and have seen him in concert several times. Last time I saw him was in Bryan at the Hall of Fame and he sang a song called Rainbow Rocker and he said his new album would be out soon. It's been over a year now. Does anyone know anything about when he is putting out a new cd?
Stoney LaRue  12/22/2010            
Gunnslinger_1988
I couldn't disagree anymore that Stoney is an arrogant prick. I have met him a couple of times and he was down to earth and went out of his way to spend sometime talking to his peeps!!
Stoney LaRue  05/01/2010            
CC
Love Stoney's music but has just about given up on a new cd...does anyone know whats going on? I am not buying the excuse that he is on the road and doesn't have time.
Stoney LaRue  04/04/2010            
oklahoma native
I think stoney is a great singer but is prob the most arrogant prick ive ever met..still a great singer though
Stoney LaRue  01/09/2010            
Texasmusic1880
Thanks Vinny man I was a little nervous! Im a happy camper now that I found that out!
Stoney LaRue  01/07/2010            
Vinny The Shark
It's not his new album. It's just a live acoustic show "EP" if you will that he decided to release.
Stoney LaRue  01/06/2010            
texasmusic1880
this goes out to txmusicfan i dont need a one up ya dickhead!
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