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  08/19/2006            
Deion
No thanks now.
Stoney LaRue  08/18/2006            
North of TX
So if I'm reading all of this correctly, the only think "limited" about this edition is the number of songs! What's the point of such confusing marketing? I'm sure most of us would've paid more just to have full CD and DVD together (see Reckless Kelly).
Stoney LaRue  08/17/2006            
Scott G
I was recently turned on to the Red Dirt Album and was amazed . Stoney Rocks. Super sound! Stoney seems to be singing his songs with his Soul,not just trying to go top 40. I,ll be going to see the live show and buying more CDs A.S.A.P !!!!
Stoney LaRue  08/16/2006            
Rick in Bulverde
Needs 6 Stars. Even my 4 yr old daughter jams with me to it.
Stoney LaRue  08/14/2006            
Jebediah
I loves Stoney! I crank it up on the hi fi and sit my shortie right in front of them speakers and make him lissen to it till he goes all wall-eyed. Stoney rocks!
Stoney LaRue  08/01/2006            
josh
will the new cd in november be released on itunes, so i can buy the new songs, instead of buying another whole cd?
Stoney LaRue  07/27/2006            
Brian
If thats the case, then im canceling my order...i rather have six more songs then a freaking dvd, that i probably only watched once...
Stoney LaRue  07/26/2006            
Ryano
I'm Confused. If i buy this Cd in september it will not have the weight or long black vail on it?(two of my favorite stoney covers) it will be the track listing you have above. and in November you will put out a 17 song live at billy bob's album? with the above two songs and more on it? I would like to know for sure before i buy in september... thanks
Stoney LaRue  07/25/2006            
Michael D.
If you think Amazon.com knows more about Texas Music than LSM, you must live in NY. The full length CD that CJ mentioned (and that Amazon has the track listing for, incorrectly) doesn't street until November (as well as the full-length DVD). The track listing we have is for the Limited Edition CD/DVD streeting in September. Both the CD and DVD will have the same tracks and come packaged together for the $14.99 price. BTW - it sounds great!
Stoney LaRue  07/25/2006            
CJ
Guys, don't worry! The actual CD is going to be 17 tracks, including The Weight and Long Black Veil. The track listing on LSM is for the DVD. Go to amazon.com and look at the track listing there. The CD is going to be freaking sweet!
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