BIO // RUSTY BLADEN
Bladen is a familiar one to anyone who has spent any
amount of time in the live music establishments of
for good reason that he's one of the most popular live acts: Audiences
love him." -- NUVO
Rusty's solo show is
a high energy, freewheeling tour-de-force of Bladen originals, songs from the
radio, and some excellent hippie country-rock tunes. The band show is an exhibition
of what five guys holding onto the same roots rock and roll rope can pull an
audience into. The band shows are fun, rockin' and loud. The solo shows are fun,
rockin' and almost as loud.
veteran of the Indiana music scene, Bladen has played many of the clubs,
theatres, bars and festivals in Indiana to build his career. Bladen
powers the crowd at his shows with an atmosphere of party songs, sing-alongs
and a whole lot of audience participation.
His latest album, One Live Night, (released in 2011)
became legendary to his fans via YouTube.
The complete audio from the concert was mixed and released
as an album available on iTunes. Rusty
Bladen brings his full band for 18 songs, including "Uppacrick", "Smoke
Like a Train", "Ride
That River", and "Are You Happy Now?" The band
rips through the songs in front of an audience at the historic
Scott Theatre in Scottsburg, Indiana.
It is the complete
show, recorded live. It is what Rusty Bladen does best: homegrown
American rock and roll.
"The songs reflect
and embellish on what it is like to live someplace for a long time, and
develop deep connections. Not just "Molly's Song",
which is a 12-string masterwork of capturing a heartbreaking situation,
but also the summertime romp that is "Cumberland Lake".
With seven original CD's, Bladen ranks as one of the best-selling independent
artists in the state.
His most recent solo album, Homegrown
was released in 2010 and features 11 new, original songs.
the story of a boat trip where a bunch of friends end up drinking extra-strong
margarita's, Woody throws on a red bikini top, and a girl ends the night
by jumping naked into the water. You can feel their connection - these
are people who have become close through years of growing up as neighbors
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MICKEY CLARK PERFORM AT MERLEFEST
"Bakersfield Wine", a song
co-written by Rusty Bladen and Mickey Clark, finished
third out of more than 1,000 songs in the prestigious "Chris
Austin Songwriting Contest". Rusty and Mickey
traveled to Wilkesboro, North Carolina to perform the
song on April 29th and were invited to play later that
night on the Merlefest Coffee House stage
the Jasper Strassenfest, Swiss Wine Festival, and at the Mount Adams
Music Fest in Cincinnati, Ohio plus events at
Salem Speedway, WJAA Radio Bustock in Seymour, Muscatatuck Blues Festival,
and the Mellencamp Festival.
• An acoustic
live version of "Molly's Song",
a song about missing person Molly Datillo (from Rusty''s hometown of
was been released as a web-only MP3 offering at rustybladen.comm and
has been downloaded more than 5,000 times. A new version is on
original CD's include One Live Night, Homegrown Treasures,
the holiday rock and roll album Feels
Like Christmas, Ride That River, Everything for Everybody, Rockin Your
Houseparty, Live Acoustic at the Hoosier Theater and Are You
contact us / booking:
River Road Records / 812.265.3075 / email
Bladen Promo One-Sheet:
download (pdf): front / back
One Live Night
Feels Like Christmas
Are You Happy Now?
Ride That River
Rockin' Your Houseparty
Everything for Everybody