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  02/27/2007            
Mike
so it has been pushed back to april now, this is ridiculous
Stoney LaRue  02/18/2007            
Brett M
Smith Music has been delaying a ton of CD releases lately (Stoney's first BB's, Brandon Jenkins, many others). Supposedly it's production issues. I haven't heard a date for this one yet, but I'm hoping for soon. Good thing the other one will get us by until then.
Stoney LaRue  02/15/2007            
Tsutexan0284
I have no clue of what's going on with this cd. I have been on the Galleywinter Forums and Stoney's website forum, but nobody seems to know why it has been delayed or when the new release date is. The anticipation is killing me! I must have it!
Stoney LaRue  02/14/2007            
Mike
So what's the deal with this CD? Why wasn't it released on the 6th when it was supposed to be?
Stoney LaRue  02/13/2007            
Melissa E
And he wrote/co-wrote 8 of the 11 songs on the Red Dirt Album!
Stoney LaRue  02/11/2007            
Mattsack
Cover band? Riding the coat tails of other peoples songs? Theres another guy that came from Texas (you may or may not have heard of him.) ... he did the exact same thing. He had a great voice, loves to play the guitar, but doesn't like to write. i forget the name of him... hmm... oh yeah! George strait.
Stoney LaRue  02/09/2007            
Brad Times
If you have negative comments about this artist then you must not have been around him. I've been around a lot of different guys in the business and Stoney is by far one of the coolest guys you'll meet. He is one of the guys that will hang around long after a show to make sure everyone gets a chance to visit with him and have a beer.
Stoney LaRue  02/06/2007            
Pat Robertson
Now, I've heard a lot about this artist from my friends at the 700 Club. I have read all the reviews and, found what I could on the internet, bought his latest release and I have come to a conclusion: The Lord is not with Stoney Larue.
Stoney LaRue  02/05/2007            
sm
where can i get a copy of Downtown (first CD)?
Stoney LaRue  02/01/2007            
JT Hensley
This kids got a lot of talent and a great voice. Yes, this is a great cover band allright. Nobody has risen this fast on the coat tails of so many others songs. But like a snake this boy is pretty slimy and will bite you if you turn your back.
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