Stoney Larue has to be one of the most consistent artists to have ever been in the Red Dirt and Texas Scene. I have NEVER heard a bad song by Stoney and ever since I first read a review of his album Aviator, I was hooked and he became a favorite of mine immediately. He is one of those artists that doesn't necessarily write all his music, but it doesn't matter. He makes each song his own – something other Texas artists have said outright to me that they admire about him.
Having the opportunity to finally see Stoney in New York City last March confirmed every hunch I had about him. He commanded the venue and had people singing along the entire time. Sirens was the song I always envisioned him opening with and sure enough, he did. Seeing him alone was worth the ticket cost, but I also got to see Casey Donahew, Randy Rogers, and William Clark Green. Pretty incredible.
I'll leave you with a song that has always left a lasting impression on me. First One to Know is a song about self-awareness and knowing your own shortcomings. No one is perfect – no matter how confident they appear. To be humble and passionate people, we must always be looking at not others, but ourselves to realize opportunities to improve our own person. Realizing how we can affect relationships of those we love and care about, how we can turn our own life down a dark path; all realities if care is not taken to maintain and improve our own character.