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Dave Kennedy – These Days

November 9, 2017

Dave Kennedy – These Days

Dave Kennedy plays his original song “These Days” before sound check in Columbus, Ohio at the famous Bluestone.

The Bluestone - Columbus Ohio

The Bluestone Columbus, Ohio

If you are looking for some great Country Music in Columbus, Ohio look no further than the Bluestone this fall. Country Music is what The Bluestone does best and we have some great Country Music artist lined up for the rest of 2017. Nominate by The Academy of Country Music in 2016 for “Night Club of the Year” we strive to bring the best Country Music Artists on our stage at the best price in town. Located at 583 East Broad Street we are not far from any place in town. We have plenty of parking and the most unique rooms for Country Music.

Often compared to the amazing Ryman Auditorium, our building was built just 6 years after the amazing country music venue located in Nashville, Tennessee. Please join us for one of our many Country Music shows and see your favorite artist up close.

Visit our web page at www.liveatthebluestone.com for info motion and details. If you are looking for a great place to hold your special event, Corporate event or wedding, we have you covered as well.

We hope to see you at a Country Music show soon!

 

 

Aaron Watson

Aaron Watson at The Bluestone

Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry at The Bluestone

Easton Corbin

Easton Corbin Live at The Bluestone

Brian Davis

Brian Davis Sept 22 2017

Country Music has a new Star Tony Jackson

“Not so very long ago the traditionalists were proclaiming a breakthrough with Chris Stapleton leading the way, brushing aside all of that ‘nasty’ bro-country nonsense. William Michael Morgan was top of the country charts and Midland were signed by Big Machine Records. ‘Real’ country was back.

It didn’t quite work out however. Not yet anyway. Sam Hunt is fast becoming Nashville’s equivalent of Adele, dominating every chart that has the name ‘Country’ and Morgan’s follow-up single ‘Missing’ seems to have lived up to its title.

A debut album from a new artist who is as traditional as it gets seems again to be pushing against the tide.

Tony Jackson is a throwback to those days when country music was more easily defined. Days when the country charts were dominated by George Jones, Glen Campbell, Conway Twitty and Kenny Rogers. Days when you put your needle onto your vinyl and you anticipated that the sounds that you heard defended the integrity of country music.

Jackson’s musical route should not have led him along the highway to Nashville. The son of a naval vet who was reared on his Dad’s 80s R&B tunes by Earth Wind and Fire, Ashford and Simpson, Motown or his Mom’s gospel classics, a chance meeting with Randy Travis in Spain tuned his country music sat nav. Now that’s what you call destiny.

He followed his Dad into military service with the US Marines and excelled in finance as a bank executive. These were mere stepping stones to where he is today. He sang lead vocals for a non-country band ‘Half Brother Sid’ but this was a precursor to forming his own band ‘Jackson Ward’. His transformation to a bona fide country singer occurred when he recorded a tribute to George Jones after the legendary singer died in April 2013.

The tribute song ‘The Grand Tour’ was uploaded to Facebook and amassed 10 million views and 200,000 shares in three weeks. It led to a meeting with Donna Meade, widow of the late country star Jimmy Dean, her invitation to appear at the Old Dominion Barn Dance and a connection in Nashville with music veteran Jim Della Croce. This opened doors and a chance to record his own song ‘Drink By Drink’ that featured on the Country Breakout Chart.

A recording deal with DDS Entertainment followed and we now have the release of his 12 track debut album. It is an album that makes no compromises to the traditions of country music but features songs from both Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and Country Music Hall Of Fame Members.

Comparisons will obviously be made with Darius Rucker and Charley Pride but it’s probably best to rely on the wisdom of Willie Nelson who recently told Jackson that ‘we need more brothers in country music’. The album was recorded in the hallowed RCA Record Studio’s in Nashville and has contributions from Steve Cropper of Booker T fame and Vince Gill.

The songs range from the well known (Conway Twitty’s ‘It’s Only Make Believe’) to the lesser known (Lovin’ Spoonfulls’ ‘Nashville Cats’) but Jackson also excels as a songwriter in his own right.

‘Drink By Drink’ has a ‘Wagon Wheel’ feel and ‘Old Porch Swing’ shows maturity and awareness of the genre that traditionalists will lap up. The highlight for me, however, has to be ‘Do I Ever Cross Your Mind’. It’s a song that was written by Billy Burdette and Michael Smotherman rather than the Dolly Parton B-side. It’s a stunning country ballad that would have been top of our charts in the seventies when Kenny Rogers and Glen Campbell were dominant.

Listening to this album feels like the start of a journey. I’m not sure that Tony Jackson will attract too much interest from country radio but this probably won’t matter too much. Cream tends to rise to the top and the grapevine has many branches.

Frankly you won’t hear many better traditional country albums all year.”

Graham Wharton

https://yourlifeinasong.com/review-tony-jackson

Aaron Lewis at The Bluestone

2nd show added

Country Music artist, Aaron Lewis sells out The Bluestone July 28th and adds another show, July 27th 2017. Aaron Lewis has been playing the Bluestone located at 583 East Broad Street Columbus, Ohio for many years but has never sold it out in 12 hours. The second show was added very quickly after tickets sold in less than 24 hours. The second show for Aaron Lewis will be July 27th 2017 and tickets will go on sale Friday April 14th at 10 AM www.liveatthebluestone.com or on Eventbrite. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wclt-presents-aaron-lewis-at-the-bluestone-tickets-32442930679)

The country singer announced last year that he would be embarking on a huge tour to promote his first album with Dot Records, Sinner, and set out a massive number of dates for fans to come check out the new music. But rather than quit right at the peak of winter, he decided to roll off of the spirit of his previous sold-out shows through the end of April.

His latest project, Sinner, released back in September, and Lewis contributed to nine of the 11 tracks on the album. Going for a more old-fashioned, rebellious vibe, he felt the need to channel his musical heroes to find the right influence throughout the record.

“I’d like to think that ‘Sinner’ is a newer take on classic, traditional Outlaw Country, Waylon and Merle and Willie, and Hank Jr. and Johnny Cash and all that stuff,” he said. “That was the music I heard a kid, and that’s the Country music that permeated my soul and stuck with me my whole life.” -http://www.soundslikenashville.com/news/aaron-lewis-extends-sinner-tour/

 

Aaron Lewis returns to Columbus

Aaron Lewis in Columbus, Ohio July 28th

Aaron Lewis will return to The Bluestone in Columbus, Ohio July 28th. Get your tickets fast, Aaron Lewis has sold out the Legendary Music Venue, The Bluestone several times and is expected to do it again. www.liveatthebluestone.com or at www.Eventbrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wclt-presents-aaron-lewis-at-the-bluestone-tickets-32595308445) for tickets starting Friday April 7th at 10AM.

Grammy nominated and multi-platinum artist, Aaron Lewis,  released his sophomore solo album last year on Big Machine Label Group’s DOT Records and went straight to # 1.

The former Staind front man first made his country debut in 2011 with certified gold single “Country Boy” followed by the release of his first full length solo album, The Road. “Country Boy” featured Charlie Daniels on fiddle and a booming verse from George Jones as well as Chris Young striking a balance between classic and modern country.

Lewis’ introspective, personal and relatable lyrics are proof that country music is about lifestyle and values, not necessarily where you were raised. And as Country Weekly exclaims “…make no mistake, he is a truck-drivin’, gun-totin’ country boy.” Lewis attributes country as something that has always inspired him. Growing up in rural Vermont the singer/songwriter spent summers with his WWII veteran grandfather hunting and fishing. During that time, he developed a love for the land, the woods, and the simple life, which still permeates everything he does.

And there was one specific soundtrack to those times. “I was raised on Country music,” Lewis says. “My grandfather listened to Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, Hank Jr., and all of the greats.”
And those influences are evident on stage in his new songs and in Staind hits he often performs such as “Outside,” “It’s Been Awhile,” and “So Far Away.”

Chase Bryant

ACM Lifting Lives

ACM LIFTING LIVES ANNOUNCES 2017 CLUB SHOWS
KANE BROWN AND CHASE BRYANT TO PARTICIPATE IN 2017 CLUB SHOWS

TO RAISE MONEY FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES

Encino, CA (March 22, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that Kane Brown and Chase Bryant have been added to the string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. Participating clubs have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

Previous ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows have already taken place this year at Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL featuring Maren Morris. Morris headlined an ACM Lifting Lives benefit show raising $3,600 for the Academy’s charitable arm.

Schedule of upcoming 2017 ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows:

March 23, 2017             The Bluestone (Columbus, OH) Chase Bryant         

April 21, 2017            Billy Bob’s Texas (Fort Worth, TX) Kane Brown

About ACM Lifting Lives®

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

Music defines Chase Bryant. At every level and in often unexpected ways, his truths are expressed in melody, lyrics, hooks and sounds … but his reality goes even deeper than that. Bryant’s heritage is defined by music. His upbringing, his craft, his inspiration and his obsessions are all centered in the same – which is good – because there’s no other way to explain how a 23-year-old Texan could already be a top-flight guitar player, head-turning songwriter, RED BOW recording artist and co-producer of his debut album.

 

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Bluestone Promotions, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bluestone, located in downtown Columbus, Ohio, has decided to no longer be involved with the promotion of 92.3 WCOL Country Jam. Bluestone Promotions has been the promoter for the event, held at Legend Valley Music Center in Thornville, Ohio, since 2013. The event brought central Ohio some of country music’s biggest stars, including Tim McGraw, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, Hank Williams Jr., Chris Young, and many more. The event has grown into a three day festival over Labor Day weekend bringing in excess  of 21,000 country music fans to the Buckeye Lake area during each event.

 

“The team at The Bluestone has decided to concentrate on their core business this summer”, said Hank Straty, President and General Manager of the Bluestone. “We are concentrating the resources, normally spent promoting Country Jam, on continuing to build central Ohio’s love of country music in the downtown area of Columbus. While we have enjoyed promoting 92.3 WCOL Country Jam and building it into what it has become to date, we feel that our energy is better spent this year in the downtown Columbus area” said Straty.

 

The Bluestone, located at 583 East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio (www.liveatthebluestone.com), brings many national country music acts to the historic, converted church throughout the year. The Bluestone was nominated in 2016 by the Academy of Country Music for “Nightclub of the Year” and is considered one of the areas most unique venues for corporate and private events. The Bluestone has also received The Knot’s “Best of weddings Award” for the past 6 years.


While we are not sure what the plans are at WCOL for Country Jam it has been our sincere pleasure working with such professionals to help build this event into the “Legend” that it has become. Bluestone Promotions has truly enjoyed our relationship with WCOL and all of our partners at Country Jam for the past 4 years and we are excited to see what the future holds for this event.

Backstage The Bluestone - Columbus Ohio

The Bluestone Columbus, Ohio

Tyler Farr and Raelynn will play The Bluestone January 20th for Columbus Cares A Night of Music to benefit St Judes. Tickets are on sale now at www.liveathebluestone.com

Artists at The Bluestone - Columbus Ohio

Tyler Farr at The Bluestone January 20th 2017

“Maybe I’m addicted to pain…What used to be, what’s gone.

There’s definitely some darkness,
but it’s hard to explain, though everybody knows it.
“Probably I’m a hopeless romantic,
but sex can make that complicated, too.
“You know you want to be in love, but that’s a tricky thing to find.”

Tyler Farr’s a thinker, an observer of the human condition, a man in the middle of a surging testosterone country movement in today’s Nashville who insists on digging a little deeper, getting a little realer and owning how hard it can be. On Suffer In Peace, the son of a Garden City, Missouri farmer opens his veins and examines the pain that comes from being truly engaged with living.

From the wracked hangover of what you don’t see coming in love “Withdrawals,” the smoky acoustic “I Don’t Even Want This Beer” or the spare run-from-the-memories title track, the classically-trained vocalist knows that love isn’t just hard, it’s risky. With a resonant tenor that has a powdery bottom and a warm center, Farr heats up difficult emotions and peels back what most men barricade behind bravado.

 

 

 

Raelynn

Raelynn to play The Bluestone January 20th 2017

Biography
Singer/songwriter RaeLynn released her Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville debut single “Love Triangle” to radio on August 1 to rave reviews. The heartbreaking and emotionally raw video was released exclusively to PEOPLE.com and CMT and is striking a visceral reaction at radio and with fans across the country.“There’s a lyric about having a little white suitcase,” says RaeLynn.
“I remember waiting on the front step for my dad, with a little white suitcase that had Minnie Mouse on it. Every part of that song is me. So many of us have lived this life. I loved writing the song with Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins and having their perspectives, too. We all come from our own love triangles, I guess you could say. I’m so proud of this song; it’s my favorite song I’ve ever written.”She will be joining labelmate Blake Shelton for his 2016 Tour Presented by Gildan® kicking off in his home state with a two-night stand in Oklahoma City, OK on Sept. 9-10.

Her gold-certified hit single, “God Made Girls” was nominated for a 2016 Radio Disney Music Award for Favorite Country Song and she also received her first ever Academy of Country Music Award nomination for New Female Vocalist of the Year in 2016.

“God Made Girls” was the highest charting debut single by a solo female that year upon its release (Billboard & Country Aircheck) and reached #7 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The music video has accumulated over 22 million views and earned her a pair of CMT Music Award nominations for Female Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year.

Chris Janson The Bluestone - Columbus Ohio

Chris Janson to headline Wcol Winter Wonder Jam at The Bluestone Dec 16th 2016

Chris Janson will rock The Bluestone Stage with special guest High Valley and LanCo December 16 2016. Ticket will go on sale for Chris Janson November 23 at 10 AM. Visit www.liveatthebluestone.com for event info and tickets. This will be Chris Jansons’ First visit to the Bluestone stage.

NASHVILLE, TN – (June 30, 2016) – With his heartfelt single “Holdin’ Her” impacting the sales and singles charts, singer-songwriter Chris Janson continues to add milestones to his career.

Last week he made a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville to get a personal tour of the ACM Gallery exhibit which contains an entire case filled with Janson items. Each piece of memorabilia played a part in his rise to stardom including boots worn since his early days when he first arrived in Nashville and played shows at Tootsie’s, a Bocephus T shirt, his signature Fender harmonica and a guitar he paid $25 for and calls “the best investment I ever made.” It’s a vintage Yamaha guitar signed by Merle Haggard that Janson wrote all of the songs for his debut album “Buy Me A Boat” on and every song he’s had recorded by other artists.

“Being part of this exhibit is a top three musical achievement of my career,” said Janson. “It’s right up there with playing on the Grand Ole Opry and having my songs played on country radio.”

Janson is also the latest celebrity face to don the walls of Nashville’s famed restaurant, the Palm. Janson’s caricature is featured amongst a variety of other musicians, actors, politicians, athletes, executives, regular customers and people of note, as well as classic cartoons. “I eat there a lot,” says Janson. “My go-to is the Power Lunch — Steak, onion strings and a wedge salad. Oh and cheesecake plain.”

In addition to his current single “Holdin” Her,” look for more Janson penned songs on the charts soon as Tim McGraw just announced his next single “That’s How I’ll Always Be” and earlier this year, LoCash’s single “I Love This Life.”

New Years Eve 2016 was so much fun we decided to do it again for New Years Eve 2017. The Country Music Duo Love and Theft has become a favorites of The Bluestone Stage. New Years Eve 2017 they will welcome fellow artists from Nashville and Columbus, OHIO to ROCK in New Years Eve 2017! Tickets for New Years Eve 2017on sale now at www.liveatthebluestone.com

Several ticket options will be available Friday November 18th. A New Years Eve 2017 VIP table can be purchased which will include dinner and seating for 4 and will include the After Party with the artists. Party favors and a great time is to be had by all! If you simply want to enjoy the show without dinner and a table those options are also available. Tickets for New Years Eve 2017 with Love and Theft can be purchased at www.liveatthebluestone.com starting at 10 AM November 18th 2016 Don’t miss the best party in town New Years Eve 2017.

Love and Theft will be joined by Nashville’s own, Stevie Monce, David Adam Byrnes and we can’t forget about the always awesome local favorite artists Cliff Cody! Get Your New Years Eve 2017 Bluestone tickets at www.liveatthebluestone.com

Love and Theft

NYE 2017 Love and Theft

Love and TheftOriginally a trio that also included fellow singer-songwriter Brian Bandas, Love and Theft first galvanized fans in 2009 with the Top 10 hit “Runaway.” That breakthrough success set the stage for their debut album World Wide Open, which also produced the hit single “Dancing In Circles.” After a move from the Disney-affiliated Carolwood label to RCA, Stephen and Eric scored their first #1 single with “Angel Eyes,” which was featured on Love and Theft’s self-titled second album, along with the hits “Runnin’ Out of Air” and “If You Ever Get Lonely.”

The longtime partners agree that their potent musical chemistry is a reflection of their personal rapport. “The thing about us,” Eric asserts,” is that we really are best friends, and that’s helped to get us through the tougher times. At the same time, though, we’re different enough personality-wise that the combination works. Stephen’s naturally a more social person than I am, and I’m a little more introverted. He tends to see the best in every person and every situation, and I’m kind of the opposite. My songwriting’s different from his, and when we’re in the studio, his approach is different from mine. The way we play guitar is different. The way we arrange songs is different. But our differences come together to make something that each of us couldn’t do on his own.”

The pair’s second-nature chemistry led them both to agree that the occasion of their third album called for the bold musical statement that Whiskey On My Breath would ultimately become.

“In some ways, we’ve played it safe in the past, and I think we’re over that now,” Stephen observes. “It’s easy to fall into that when you’re working in the Nashville system and trying to please everybody. But eventually you come around and realize that you need to be true to yourself. I don’t mind that songs like ‘Whiskey On My Breath’ and ‘Everybody Drives Drunk’ may be a little controversial, because they’re honest, and I think that they’ll make people think about how they feel about life.”

“Those songs are both really personal for us,” Eric notes. “They show a side of us that’s legitimately us, and how we’ve grown up and matured in the time that we’ve been in this business. But there are plenty of songs on this album that are just good, fun songs, and that’s still a side of us too.”

Indeed, Whiskey On My Breath makes it apparent how far the duo—who’ve both become husbands and fathers in the six years since they began their recording career—have traveled, and demonstrates that they’re in for the long haul.

“We feel more strongly about this record than anything we’ve ever done,” Eric concludes. “Whatever happens, we’ve made a record that we both love and that we can both stand behind, and that’s a great feeling.”

 

Its going to be a GREAT New Years Eve 2017!