“Cumberland Lake” (LIVE) is now available on all streaming platforms. The new Rusty Bladen single from River Road Records (released April 19) was recorded live at the December 31, 2023, New Year’s Eve show at the Clifty Inn in Madison, Indiana. The single is a live full-band version of the Bladen original featuring Rusty Bladen and The Livin’ Daylights. The track was recorded live and mixed by Eric Foster

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Rusty’s songs pack a blast of Petty-esque rock and roll and country grit.

  • Rusty has played more than 4,000 shows + hundreds of festivals
  • Singer/songwriter with 4 studio albums, 4 live albums, and a Christmas album
  • “Ride That River” appears in MGM motion picture Madison
  • Appeared on more than 100 live radio broadcasts and has dozens of live TV performances

Rusty’s solo show is a high-energy, freewheeling tour-de-force of Bladen originals, songs from the radio, and some excellent hippie country-rock tunes. The band show is an exhibition of what five guys holding onto the same roots rock and roll rope can pull an audience into. The band shows are fun, rockin’, and loud. The solo shows are fun, rockin’, and almost as loud. A veteran of the Indiana music scene, Bladen has played many of the clubs, theaters, bars, and festivals in Indiana to build his career. Bladen powers the crowd at his shows with an atmosphere of party songs, sing-alongs, and a whole lot of audience participation.

Bladen currently tours with the Rusty Bladen and The Livin’ Daylights, with Brindel on drums and his son Jackson Bladen on keyboards, and includes Marty Miller (formerly with Louisville country/folk legend Mickey Clark) on bass and Michael Fortunato on sax for many shows,

For the past 30 years, Bladen has been writing music and building his audience, stacking show after show of heartland rock and roll to gain the reputation as one of the midwest’s most engaging live performers. – Americana Rock Newsletter