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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Stoney LaRue  10/26/2006            
I would like to read a review about what's on this DVD. I'd buy the package if the DVD's any good. I just hope it isn't some kind of 5 minute montage thing.
Stoney LaRue  10/26/2006            
I would like to read a review about what's on this DVD. I'd buy the package if the DVD's any good. I just hope it isn't some kind of 5 minute montage thing.
Stoney LaRue  10/26/2006            
Mama PJ
Gee...can't I give him 10 stars??? I LOVE the new Live at Billy Bob's. Very professional as is all of BB's cds. Stoney & his band are destined for greatness EVERYWHERE...of course, Texas & Oklahoma already KNEW that!! Stoney's charm & the entire bands talent will win over the rest of music lovers everywhere! he said he wanted to be a motivational speaker...gee, his singing does just as good! STONEY FOR PRESIDENT & KINKY FOR GOV. Of TEXAS!!
Stoney LaRue  10/19/2006            
Very impressed with Stoney's album and looking forward to seeing him live along with Cross Canadian Ragweed, and Mick & the Motorcars in LUFKIN, TX this Nov. 15th.
Stoney LaRue  10/18/2006            
My local music store messed up and apparently released the CD yesterday.(a week early) I picked it up today and I understand the complaints about the CD length. The music that is on there is amazing. It is by far one of the best live at billy bob's albums i have heard.
Stoney LaRue  09/20/2006            
So much to say about Larue's talent and instinctive way of moving us with his vocal soul. The minute I was introduced to Stoney....I was captured. All I can say is that....If you don't feel his music, then you aren't listening to it right!! Love you guys...don't stop what your doing and can't wait to see yall again!
Stoney LaRue  09/19/2006            
Toby Scott
Hey guys, it's me Toby, one of stoney's best friends and road managers. He wants me to tell you that he loves you, and to keep putting up the nice comments. He really appreciates your thoughts. As for us, we will keep on doing what we do best: rockin!
Stoney LaRue  08/24/2006            
This guy/band is awesome!! I saw them last Saturday at Gruene Hall. They jammed for almost 3 hours. Full energy the whole time. Most amazing concert I've ever seen and probably ever will see.
Stoney LaRue  08/20/2006            
Either you want to get the CD with the DVD for a lower price and lose the couple of extra tracks that you can't hear until JANUARY or you don't buy this special combo. Seems pretty simple to me boys.... I guess someone always has to critique the way musicians try to do something, huh??? I know I'm buying this one and then if I like the other tracks not on this one, then I'll buy the January release too, but I'll already have the DVD by then...
Stoney LaRue  08/19/2006            
I'm Surprised at how many people are actually buying this. I know alot of people see a stoney CD and click buy without even thinking about it. Hes an amazing preformer and I was very excited when i saw this live CD. It just stopped me deat in my tracks when i saw the number of tracks... just confusing is what it is.
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