A Rusty Bladen band show is a testament to what five guys holding onto the same roots rock and roll rope can pull an audience into. That’s what is captured here: 18 American rock songs, recorded live with his band – Rusty Bladen and the Designated Drivers – in the historic Scott Theater in Scottsburg, Indiana. If you like rock and roll guitars, cracking drums, a little Hammond B-3 and lyrics that resonate, this is a live album that you’ll turn up. A well-greased band makes the night turn into a country-rock haze of a good time.The songs reflect and embellish on what it is like to live someplace for a long time, and develop deep connections with people who you see everyday. In the end, the songs are filled with folks who have become close, through years of growing up together as friends, neighbors, and maybe even lovers on a small town ride.
A veteran of the Indiana music scene, Bladen has rocked the clubs, theatres, 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.