Antone's & Lone Star Music Presents:
Clayton Gardner, Brad Dunn Band
2015 East Riverside
Austin, TX, 78741
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
STONEY LARUE 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.
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.)
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.
In 2006, Stoney released an addition to the famed Live at Billy Bob’s series. His live single, “Oklahoma Breakdown” topped the Texas charts for over four weeks and has ignited Stoney’s powerful support as an artist not to be missed. 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.
Clayton Gardner is a singer/songwriter currently out of College Station, TX. Growing up in the Houston area and later the Austin area, music was not an everyday activity during these years. Mostly involved in sports, it wasn't until he attended Texas A&M University that he picked up a guitar and taught himself to play. In the summer of 2008 he played his first show at a local venue in College Station, TX. Now with a few years under his belt of writing songs and playing shows, Clayton has had the privilege of sharing the stage with the likes of Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Kevin Fowler, Josh Abbott, Rodney Atkins, Aaron Watson, Stoney Larue, Brandon Rhyder, Rick Trevino and many others."Here To Stay" the Brand new EP was released May 1, 2012. It debuted at #19 on the itunes Top 100 Country albums. With a sound of his own and catchy tunes, Clayton's growing experience, hard work, and determination has left this young musician's future wide open for success.
Brad Dunn Band
Born in Dallas Texas, Brad was raised on music. He started playing music at age 12 with a guitar his parents gave him for his birthday. It was 6 months later he penned his first song, “It Ain’t Love”. He was hooked. Brad played in many bands throughout school, and continued to write music. He formed a band with some buddies and took over Deep Ellum in Dallas. Tin Henry performed all over Texas and shared the stage with the likes of The Toadies, Pantera, and others. After regional success with Tin Henry, Brad began the next stage in his music career. He became the production manager for Beaver Productions, producing such concerts as Kiss, Bon Jovi, Robert Plant, Van Halen, Rod Stewart and others. One of the shows Brad produced was a little known band out of California called Sugar Ray. Brad became friends with the band and later handled the “Lemonade and Brownies” Tour that consisted of 48 states and 12 months.
The Brad Dunn band has shared the stage with Reckless Kelly, Pat Green, Cory Morrow, Micky & the Motorcars and Ray Wylie.