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  07/31/2007            
Dookie Shoot
I'd let him slide it in....
Stoney LaRue  07/31/2007            
Argie Du'Bois
When is Stoney's next album coming out? At one of his shows he mentioned that he had one coming this fall...
Stoney LaRue  07/31/2007            
Stoney makes me wet...
Stoney LaRue  07/31/2007            
The Yhetti
My friend said it best, alot of guys in this scene have kick-ass voices...Stoney's voice can move mountains...
Stoney LaRue  07/27/2007            
Amanda JOhnson
COME PLAY IN MARBLE FALLS! your music is awsome every song is GREAT!
Stoney LaRue  07/01/2007            
Stoney was awesome at Brewster Street in Corpus Christi Thursday......What a great show!!
Stoney LaRue  05/29/2007            
Jerry Don
My ALL-TIME favorite. Noone puts more soul into their own music than Stoney. I have had the honor to meet the whole band and they are great guys and incredible musicians. I AM the biggest fan.
Stoney LaRue  05/18/2007            
Wow!!! That's all I can say about Stoney LaRue. I had heard he was even better live than in person and it is more than true!!! Nowadays most bands sound better on their recordings than in person. I saw him with Wayne Hubbard Band at the Cypress Saloon and it was a kick a** show!!! Can't wait to see him again - his whole band was excellent!!!
Stoney LaRue  05/09/2007            
Been a fan of Stoney's from the very first time I heard him sing. He has soulful voice and God given talent for writing and he's a pretty good guitar player as well. ( : Live at Billy Bob's was a great show and you should have been there to see Stoney and the boys rock at the end(not on the cd). All the tracks on the cd are great and I highly recommend you purchase all of Stoney's music and catch him live. Keep on keepin' on Stoney!
Stoney LaRue  05/02/2007            
George Bush
That would make it somewhere around 30-35%, which is less than half. Good try though.
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