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Country Music’s Aaron Lewis returns to The Bluestone at 583 East Broad Street Columbus, Ohio on October 17th and 18th 2019. Tickets for the events will go on sale Friday August 16th for both nights. Aaron Lewis has played The Bluestone many times since 2012. Both shows are expected to sell out quickly like years before.
If your looking for an amazing show, don’t miss this one! Aaron Lewis will blow your mind with many of his original Country songs as well as many songs from his other band Staind.
Coming of age during the post-grunge, nu-metal explosion of the mid-‘90s, Staind, fronted by Aaron Lewis, saw success across seven albums, particularly around its darkly emotive 2001 ballad, “It’s Been Awhile.” But Lewis the solo artist has gone country. It’s been nearly a decade since he kicked things off with the 2010 single “Country Boy,” featuring Charlie Daniels and George Jones. The aggro intensity that serves Lewis well in Staind translates powerfully into twangy, plainspoken country, as he sings in “God and Guns” from his third and latest solo album, “State I’m In.” https://variety.com/2019/music/news/stainds-aaron-lewis-on-his-solo-country-act-and-political-correctness-1203188656/
Get your tickets for one of the best musical events you will ever see! Aaron Lewis will always impress his fans new and old with his amazing vocals and his bands tight sounds.
Tickets on sale Friday, August 16 2019 at www.liveatthebluestone.com or on www.eventbrite.com
Country Concerts Fall 2019 at The Bluestone, Several great shows coming this fall with more to be announces soon. The Bluestone Country Concerts bring the best Live Country Music to Columbus, Ohio. A renovated church, built in 1898, The Bluestone is celebrating their 9th year in business. The Bluestone was nominated for “Night Club of the Year” in 2016 from The Academy of Country Music. It has become a frequent stop for Country Music’s best artists.
The Bluestone has become a venue that many Country Artists have requested to play. The Bluestone has brought some of the best artists to their stage and continue to bring the best of the best from Nashville. You won’t see a bad show at The Bluestone.
Family owned and operated, The Bluestone does their best to make every show a special one.
The Bluestone has also won “The Best of Weddings” from The Knot www.theknot.com for the last 8 years in a row and has also won “The Knot ‘s Hall of Fame” The Bluestone can hold any event large or small and focuses on making every event unique to the client.
If you’re thinking of seeing a great concert or planning a Special Event, The Bluestone has proven that they can handle it all.
David Nail has spent a decade leaving his unique mark on modern country music. He reaches a new creative peak with 2018’s Only This and Nothing More, a record that matches his longtime melodic chops with atmospheric rock & roll guitars, lush keyboards, drum loops, and rule-breaking arrangements. Billed not as a solo album, but as a project by David Nail and the Well Ravens, Only This and Nothing More finds its frontman leaving behind the familiar comfort of his longtime record label and, instead, uncovering new ground with help from two longtime partners; multi-instrumentalist Andrew Petroff and producer Jason Hall. Inspired not only by his country roots, but also the guitar-heavy stomp of Oasis, the reverb-heavy wash of Ryan Adams, the rhythmic punch of the Black Keys, and the anthemic swell of Kings of Leon, Nail and the Well Ravens co-wrote a collection of songs that placed a contemporary spin on older sounds. The result is David Nail’s most sonically adventurous work to date, as well as his first release as an independent artist. He’s a country crooner one moment, an indie rocker the next, and a diversely compelling frontman throughout. Most importantly, he’s an artist following his muse, making music without rules or regulations.
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.
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
Q&A with LANCO
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.
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.
Editor’s note: This interview was edited for length and clarity.
Dave Kennedy – These Days
Dave Kennedy plays his original song “These Days” before sound check in Columbus, Ohio at the famous Bluestone.
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.”
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/