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 : 0              Total Reviews: 320

Stoney LaRue  06/23/2008            
Where's the new album
Stoney, You'll always get 5 stars from me, but I agree with TEXASBABY...where the heck is the new Album?!?!? At least give your fans some info...first it was coming last fall, then it was the beginning of '08, now it's sometime in '08!! We love your music and just want more!! Please hurry!!
Stoney LaRue  06/18/2008            
I love Stoney, but he gets low stars from me right now... When is he going to come out with some NEW stuff????????????? I'm tired of the same songs over and over and over and over. Stoney: You're a good song writer... so get to writin'!!!! Put something else out there for us!!
Stoney LaRue  06/10/2008            
Belive you me if you saw this band live... u would have a totally different opinion of this awesome band!!! love his voice and the songs are original which is kinda new since some (not all) of new artists today are singing someone else's music... belive you me go to a concert and they will bring the house down! they're the best!
Stoney LaRue  04/21/2008            
Love stoney. Great voice awesome skill on the guitar! Cant wait for his show here at floore's in a few weeks!
Stoney LaRue  04/04/2008            
jeff jones
this is my favorite cd/dvd by my favorite artist. i saw stoney at the boca seca saloon in antlers oklahoma and he is great live! i like the style. n i like idabel blues. i live bout 30 minuts from ther in hugo.
Stoney LaRue  03/15/2008            
was watching you tube cover of marina del ray. By far stoney larue has the best voice of texas. Maybe one of the best voices I've ever heard. I like his acoustic stuff by far better though than his full band. 5 star plus
Stoney LaRue  02/13/2008            
mailman you can download the downtown album and some other good shows as well
Stoney LaRue  02/08/2008            
WANTED! i have lost my original copy of Downtown. i can't find another one as it is no longer in production. i would love to have a copy or an original if you can help. if so, leave a review and i will figure out how to get in touch...thanks.
Stoney LaRue  01/12/2008            
Care Bear
Stoney...Kandace...anyone, when the heck is the album coming...can I at least get a ballpark?
Stoney LaRue  11/25/2007            
disappointed past fan
Concerts have become 70's rock jam sessions, what ever happened to Stoney getting on the stage and playing the music that we all grew to like and made him what he is? Last 3 times, including Corpus, which always rocks regardless of who is playing, the show has been played like a stoners rock session?? Anyone agree??
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