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  01/30/2007            
Michael
I wish I had a good answer for you sm. We're waiting to hear back from the record label now as to what the new offical street date is. We have a lot of customers who didn't buy the Limited Edition disc that have been waiting on the full-length CD. Many of them are growing impatient and I suspect you are as well. I feel the same way. We'll post something as soon as we find out.
Stoney LaRue  01/30/2007            
Melissa E
I agree with R U Serious. I go to Stoney shows almost every week and they are all different. As for the songs being repeats, that's typically what a Live album is, an artist playing the songs he's known for playing, right? Stoney is my favorite guy out there and I hate that Loman and Jessica have had bad experiences. I hope you'll give him another try, but hey, to each his own! Keep supporting the scene no matter who you dig...but come on, give this dude one more try!
Stoney LaRue  01/30/2007            
sm
why does the release date keep getting pushed back on this cd?
Stoney LaRue  01/29/2007            
r u serious
been to any shows latley loman jones? new stuff in there and yep the're even original, "love u for lovin me", oklahoma", hard rains gonna fall", dylan. etc... just to name a couple. i bet you'd still be welcome if you decided to come back out and experience another show
Stoney LaRue  01/29/2007            
Loman Jones
Not gonna lie, I haven't heard the new live album but I HAVE heard him sing those same songs for the past however many years he's been playing. If there's an antonym for "prolific" then it would need to be used for Stoney Larue. Until recently I had an entire gigabyte of his music and more or less ten different songs repeated over and over. Time to nut up and learn some new songs if you ask me. Or better yet, write some originals.
Stoney LaRue  01/27/2007            
cool
I like it. his voice reminds me of cody canada except he controls his a lot better. 4 year olds also jam to the wiggles and none of us here think they are any good
Stoney LaRue  01/25/2007            
okie
Awesome CD buy it, best recording of one chord song I've heard.
Stoney LaRue  01/23/2007            
jessica
I heard Stoney in Steamboat and I think he is very hot-headed! I was turned off by his attitude!
Stoney LaRue  01/22/2007            
jeffinardmore
seen the jan19 show. it was great..i get paid to see shows every week and this one is a must see for anyone who needs a great lift..stoney and the gang made a fan out of me..i would of bought a cd, but i spent too much on beer...RED DIRT DEADHEADS? GREAT _ hit.......
Stoney LaRue  01/14/2007            
Melissa E
Full length CD is scheduled to come out in Feb last I heard...can't wait!!!
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