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The Bluestone welcomes back Country Music Duo Love and Theft. Love and Theft played to a sold out crowd last time they played The Bluestone and plan on delivering another great show on Feb 15th 2019. Tickets are on sale now at www.liveatthebluestone.com. 
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Just in time for Halloween, here’s a cultishly creative masquerade video for “Need to Breathe,” a fast moving. spot-on single from Curb Records’ platinum-selling duo Love And Theft. This official video artfully shares the sense of urgency offered in this fun, rockin’ banjo-laden, love-soaked anthem.

With “Need To Breathe,” Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, the duo behind Love and Theft, mark the next step in this country chart-topping band’s musical journey, leading to an anticipated new album release in January 2019.

 

Cody Johnson at The Bluestone

Cody Johnson Live at The Bluestone

Cody Johnson will be performing LIVE at The Bluestone on March 1st, 2019

Doors for the show will open at 7pm

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show

Tickets will go on-sale Friday, November 2nd at 10am

It’s Cody Johnson’s time.

After landing two releases in the Top 10 of Billboard’s country albums chart on his own CoJo label and selling 74,000 tickets for a single show, to earn recognition as the only unsigned artist in history to sell out NRG Stadium at RodeoHouston, one of Texas’ most-sought-after talents finally agreed to sign with a major label. Warner Music Nashville won a Music Row sweepstakes and enticed Johnson – who’d turned down several majors before – to join the team and take a shot at turning a concert success story into one with multimedia, national hit-making cred.

Johnson’s passionate, rowdy concerts have already drawn comparisons to Garth Brooks, and the music from his previous albums – inspired by ‘90s country foundations, but built for the 21st century – has made him a familiar presence on Texas and Oklahoma red-dirt radio.

Johnson’s introductory Warner project, Ain’t Nothin’ to It, ups the ante. After writing the bulk of his previous material, he put out word in Nashville that he was open to songs from other sources, and the results were astonishing. A-list writers – including Chris Stapleton, Radney Foster and Brothers Osborne guitarist John Osborne – came to the table with songs that suited Johnson’s life and disposition. Music fans who are just now coming to the table will get a quick understanding of Johnson, from the rowdy troublemaker in the swampy “Doubt Me Now” to the devoted family man in the title track to the self-penned ex-bull rider in “Dear Rodeo” to the devoted Christian in “His Name Is Jesus.”

Love and Theft will be performing LIVE at The Bluestone on Friday, February 15th, 2019

Doors for the show will open at 7pm

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of show

Tickets will go on-sale Friday, October 26th at 10am

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“We wanted to show a different side and make a record that sounds like us,” Stephen Barker Liles says of Love and Theft’s boundary-pushing new album Whiskey On My Breath. “Country music has always been about honest performances and songs that mean something, and that’s the kind of record that we wanted to make.”

“We’re at a different place, in our music and in our lives, than we were when we made our earlier records, and we wanted this album to reflect that,” agrees his longstanding musical partner Eric Gunderson. “We worked harder and more passionately on this record than anything we’ve ever done. The whole experience was refreshing and inspiring for us.”

Whiskey On My Breath—the duo’s third album—marks a significant creative statement for the two singer-songwriter-guitarists, whose resume already includes a long series of career highlights. Having already established themselves as one of country’s hottest young acts with such memorable hits as the #1 country smash “Angel Eyes” and the Top 10 hit “Runaway,” and their widely acclaimed albums World Wide Open and Love and Theft, the ACM/CMA/CMT-nominated twosome take their music to the next level on Whiskey On My Breath.


Billy Gibbons
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Billy Gibbons had plenty of help getting the blues for his upcoming second solo album, The Big Bad Blues; both from his assortment of musical collaborators and, on the track “Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’,” from Gilligan Stillwater, the woman he affectionately (and legally) calls Miz Gibbons.

“That was a gift,” the ZZ Top mainstay tells Billboard about the track, whose lyric video premieres exclusively below. “We had gotten maybe five (songs) recorded, and my lovely sweetheart Gilligan was scribbling away on the couch. I was, ‘Omigod, she’s reading the Chanel catalog. Hide the credit card!’ Then she took a break and the engineers kinda glanced over the scribbling and said, ‘Hey man, this looks pretty good. This could be nice and bluesy if we put something to it,’ which we did.

“Of course, I was like, ‘Why does that say ‘Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’?’ I hope she’s writing it about ME!'”

Due out Sept. 21 and the follow up to 2015’s Perfectamundo, The Big Bad Blues is an 11-track collection of Gibbons originals and covers of songs by Muddy Waters and Bob Diddley, some played on a Gretsch Duo-Jet guitar Gibbons “dusted off” just for the sessions in Houston. The set takes a different stylistic tact than the Afro-Cuban flavor of Perfectamundo, which Gibbons says came at the suggestion of Concord Records chief John Burk. “We had such a nice success, surprisingly, with such an unusual release, and then (Burk) said to me, ‘How would you feel about returning to some of your bluesier roots,'” Gibbons recalls. “I said, ‘I think that’ll be fine.’ That’s how we started, and we’re still walking that line.” Hitting the studio in Texas, Gibbons started playing for fun with drummer Greg Morrow and engineer Joe Hardy playing bass; Hardy had the temerity to record their jams, which put The Big Bad Blues in motion.

“It was really good, really natural,” Gibbons says. “After about three days (Hardy) said, ‘Would you like to hear some of the stuff?’ I said, ‘Well, what do you mean?’ He said, ‘I’ve been recording the whole outing.’ That’s where the Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley numbers came from. It felt pretty good so I got busy and started writing some originals, and all in all we think that we hit on something alright.”

Gibbons will hit the road to promote The Big Bad Blues on Oct. 13 in Iowa with a “nice little outfit” that includes Matt Sorum (Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, Velvet Revolver) on drums. His solo work will, of course, work alongside ZZ Top, which is on the road through August but is also hatching plans for a 50th anniversary celebration during 2019. Gibbons says bassist Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard have already presented him with some “starter pieces” they’ve been working on in the studio, while other ideas are being exchanged about how the group will commemorate its five-decade mark.

“It’s such a rarity to find this, the same three guys playing the same three chords and you look up and say, ‘Gee, it’s 50 years!’ That’s pretty wild,” Gibbons says. “I think it’s cause for celebration. We’ll certainly pull out all the stops. Furthermore, it gives us a good excuse to go back and relearn some of the stuff we’re supposed to already know….”

Gibbons’ full The Big Bad Blues Tour itinerary includes:

Oct-13             Riverside, IA                Riverside Casino and Golf Resort

Oct-14             Prior Lake, MN            Mystic Lake Casino – Showroom

Oct-16             Chicago, IL                  House of Blues

Oct-17             Columbus, OH             The Bluestone

Oct-18             St. Louis, MO               The Pageant

Oct-20             Wabash, IN                  Honeywell Center

Oct-21             Cleveland, OH             Agora Ballroom

Oct-23             Kitchener, ON             Centre in the Square

Oct-25             Derry, NH                    Tupelo Music Hall

Oct-26             Beverly, MA                The Cabot Theater

Oct-28             Huntington, NY            The Paramount

Oct-30             New York, NY              Iridium Jazz Club

Oct-31             New York, NY              Iridium Jazz Club

Nov-1               Washington, DC          Pearl Street Warehouse

Nov-3               Pompano Beach, FL    Pompano Beach Amphitheatre

Nov-5               Clearwater, FL                        Ruth Eckerd Hall

Nov-6               Lake Buena Vista, FL   House of Blues – Orlando

Nov-7               Atlanta, GA                  Variety Playhouse

Nov-9               Houston, TX                 Revention Music Center

Nov-10             Fort Worth, TX            Billy Bob’s Texas

Nov-11             San Antonio, TX           Aztec Theater

Nov-15             Solana Beach, CA        Belly Up Tavern

Nov-16             Las Vegas, NV             Brooklyn Bowl

Nov-18             West Hollywood, CA   Troubadour

Eli Young Band, LOCASH, and Muscadine Bloodline February, 9th 2018 Concert Review

Last night, The Bluestone was packed with country music fans for a sold out show featuring upcoming duo, Muscadine Bloodline along with the established acts, LoCash and Eli Young Band.

Muscadine Bloodline

This was only the second time Charlie Muncaster and Gary Stanton of Muscadine Bloodline have taken the stage in Columbus, Ohio. There was an obvious excitement throughout the crowd as the boys kicked off their set with their song, “Depending on The Night” from their EP. During each song, the crowd is met with fantastic harmonies from the two and guitar solos from Stanton. A cover of “Fishin’ in the Dark” and a performance of their recent single, “Movin’ On” kept the crowd enthusiastic and dancing. With just two songs of their set left, Muscadine Bloodline took a moment to thank the crowd for taking interest in their next song that helped to launch their career. As the boys continued into the song “Porch Swing Angel,” there was an indescribable feeling throughout the swaying crowd, which lit up the stage with their cellphones as Stanton sang “I wanna tell her how I feel, but I don’t wanna scare her away.” Their set ended with “Ginny,” a song about an ex-love that did not end on the best of terms.

Between sets, an impressive line formed at the merchandise table for a quick meet and greet with the Muscadine Bloodline boys. Others visited the bar or friends as excitement for LoCash to take the stage could be felt throughout the crowd.

LOCASH at THE BLUESTONE

Chris Lucas and Preston Brust of LoCash brought an uncanny energy to the stage of The Bluestone. Throughout their performance, Brust and Lucas took turns playing the guitar. If Lucas was on the guitar, Brust was moving and grooving on stage, vice versa. The two have highly harmonic voices and their interaction with the crowd brought it back to the basics of entertainers feeding from the crowd’s charged energy. The boys were clearly excited about the show, as they exclaimed this was their first time selling out a concert in Columbus, Ohio. They brought a beachy feel to a chilly winter night with their song, “Drunk, Drunk.” Brust took the opportunity to cheers his drink with fans in the front row.  Other notable songs played by the duo included Keith Urban’s “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah,” both of which were written by Lucas and Brust. A 90’s country music medley was used to test fan’s knowledge with songs like, Joe Diffie’s “Pick Up Man,” Alan Jackson’s “Chattahoochee” and Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places.” Their set ended with an excited crowd dancing and yelling along to LoCash’s hit song, “I Love This Life.”

After a complete change of the stage’s set up, Eli Young Band took the stage. The crowd’s enthusiasm as the band took the stage was unbelievable. The highlight of their time on stage was their radio hits, as the crowd sang along to the indescribable vocals of the band’s front man, Mike Eli. Their stage presence was indescribable, especially lead guitarist James Young, who was often seen jumping around the stage and throwing guitar picks into the crowd. Slowing it down, Eli sang “She’s in my skin and bones, she’s my grace and glory, she’s a backroads home, she’s a long story” and touched the crowd as they listened intently to the new song from Eli Young Band’s most recent album, “Fingerprints.” When the band launched into “Drunk Last Night,” the crowd could be seen raising their drinks high into the air while screaming, dancing and singing along in excitement. Other singles like “Crazy Girl” and “Dust” acquired similar reactions from the entranced crowd.

Eli Young Band

“Sometimes you have your off days, sometimes you have more off days and it’s just one of those things,” Eli said reflecting on the band’s journey as country music artists and recognizing the importance of their fans, “thank you guys for being here tonight and singing along with us. This next one goes out to all those dreamers out there.”

The number one hit, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” generated the largest reaction from the sold-out crowd. The crowd’s impressive sing along proves that a dream can carry you to the top, as long as you keep on dreaming – even if it breaks your heart.

By: Victoria Gordon 2/10/18

Q&A with LANCO

January 29, 2018

Q&A with LANCO

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By: Kaki Tzagournis – CMA of OSU

It’s a great night to be at the Bluestone to see LANCO’s sold out show. Standing in line to go down to the meet and greet, the excitement is evident. As each group goes up, LANCO embraces them and is extremely personable and energetic. Several people have met the band before and recall on how far LANCO has come. I was fortunate enough to sit down with the Brandon Lancaster (lead singer), Chandler Baldwin (bass guitar), Jared Hampton (keyboards), Tripp Howell (drums), and Eric Steedly (guitar) and ask a couple of fun questions before the show.

The Bluestone: With your recent successes of Hallelujah Nights and selling out the Bluestone, what has been the most rewarding part?

Brandon Lancaster: I think the most rewarding part is nights like tonight where you actually get to show up and fans show up… To have a record out and have fans come out and actually sing along with us, that’s kind of what you dream of is everyone being in the same room at the same time and having these experiences. So the fact that we get to do this and our careers allow us to be here with all of these fans is probably the most rewarding part. 

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TB: What song do you think is your favorite and was the most fun to make?

Eric Steedly: Oh man, there were so many… “Singin’ at the Stars” was fun to make because the process… starts out with such an interesting bed of this jam of music, it’s just real calm and then the beat is very intricate and blows up in the end, so it was just shaping that in the studio was a really fun process…

BL: For me it was “Born To Love You” just the difference between where it started as a demo… and where it ended and I think the process of how it starts subtle and then ends to this really loud rocking song…

TB: What is one-thing fans don’t know about you that would be surprising to them?

BL: Maybe that we’ve been together 5 years and that we’ve actually been touring together for 5 years. A lot of people are just now finding out who we are, but we about 3 years ago loaded up in a RV and have been touring full time ever since…

TB: You guys have a really interesting story; to other musicians what would your advice be for getting into the business?

BL: Move to a place where it’s happening… If you want to be in country music Nashville is probably the spot. Don’t try to follow any formula, just make music that is honest to you because at the end of the night you have to play it… Do what you love… and it will grab attention to people more than I think people realize.

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Editor’s note: This interview was edited for length and clarity.

 

 

Saturday’s LANco Show

January 24, 2018

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Here is some information to help you enjoy Saturday’s LANCO show to the fullest!

Tickets for the show are completely sold out! It’s going to be a fun one! Feel free to print your tickets or display the barcode on your smart phone screen for scanning.

Doors will open at 7PM. This show is standing room only.

Adam Hambrick will kick off the show, followed by LANco

Coat Check Available $3

Limited On-Site Parking Available $5

There will not be a food truck on site Saturday due to inclement weather

Security Tips
All persons and handbags are subject to search both by venue personnel and by metal detector. Backpacks, large bags, knives, weapons of any kind, or outside beverages will not be permitted

Re-entry will not be allowed if you leave the show after your ticket has been scanned, so be sure you have everything you need upon entry!

Chris Janson Concert Review

January 16, 2018

Chris Janson Concert Review – January 12th at The Bluestone in Columbus Ohio 

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CMA of OSU By: Kaki Tzagournis 

Last night there was a massive snowstorm leaving the streets slick and icy, however the snow didn’t stand a chance to Chris Janson fans who were determined to make it to The Bluestone in Columbus, Ohio. Despite the terrible weather, The Bluestone was packed with country music lovers ready for a fun night.

Chris Janson at The Bluestone_-10The show kicks off with country newcomer, Jacob Powell. His raspy voice and cool demeanor sparks interest in the crowd. Sporting a leather jacket he brings a rocker edge to the Bluestone. Powell performs singles “Loud” and “The Bridge” as well as covering “Come Together” by the Beatles. This country rocker gets the crowd psyched for Chris Janson.

You can tell the crowd is getting anxious when Chris Janson’s name flashes across the stage screen and everyone erupts in excitement. As the band members begin to take their places it’s the moment everyone has been waiting for, Chris Janson! Janson struts onto the stage singing “Redneck Life” from his newest album Everybody. The entire crowd is singing along as Janson bounces around the stage. His stage presence is incredible and he really knows how to work the crowd. Not only does he shred on the harmonica, but continues to dance like nobody is watching.

Chris Janson

What a Country Concert

Janson is such a genuine man and humble to be at The Bluestone. He gives a toast to the crowd for making it out in the mist of a snowstorm and states, “it’s so good to see you. You’re such a blessing.” It’s great to see an artist who appreciates their fans and gives their all on stage.

The show swings into full gear with fan favorite, “Fix A Drink.” As Janson waltzes across the stage he has a quirky and funny swagger. He goes on to teach the audience his signature silly dance moves and encourages everyone to let loose. You can tell he is extremely grateful to be performing and goes on to say, “Ohio was with me and for me before anyone else was with me and for me” helping him to pack the Bluestone twice.

As he moves to the piano he showcases another instrument that he’s mastered. Janson sings his own version of the classic “Piano Man” switching up the lyrics to fit tonight at the Bluestone. The night moves to a more serious note as Janson describes his inspiration for his newest and fastest growing single “Drunk Girl.” This song is very well written with its emotion filled lyrics and relatable storyline.

Inevitably the night draws to a close yet nobody is ready for the show to end. Janson belts out the song that launched his career “Buy Me A Boat”, which has everyone dancing and singing along.

Janson’s deep country twang and honky tonk silliness are the perfect combination for a fun show. Everybody left The Bluestone ready to buy tickets to Janson’s next concert.

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.

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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