It’s Homegrown American rock and roll – the shows are a Petty-esque rock and roll and country blast that has Rusty working the crowd, grabbing attention and earning their participation.
FAST FACTS: Booking info - River Road Records 812.701.1322 Solo Full Band: Rusty Bladen and The Unstoppables 3-piece: Rusty Bladen and the River Dogs Rusty has played more than 4,000 shows + hundreds of festivals / Released 9 albums / Appeared on more than 100 live radio broadcasts and has dozens of live TV performances.
With nine albums, Rusty brings excitement and heart to the stage, performing original songs and picks from his repository of more than 400 cover tunes. A veteran of the Indiana music scene, Bladen has played hundreds of clubs, theaters, bars, parties, festivals, schools, weddings and concerts in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Florida to build his following. All Rusty Bladen songs are on iTunes and CDBaby.
“Ride That River”, an original song written as the theme song of the Madison Regatta, appears the the MGM major motion picture, “Madison.”
Rusty has headlined such festivals as the Mount Adams Music Fest in Cincinnati, Ohio, at Salem Speedway, the WJAA Radio Bustock Concert in Seymour, and Muscatatuck Blues Festival. Rusty has also played at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Klipsch Music Center in Indianapolis, plus the Celestine Streetfest, River Roots Festival, and the Madison Regatta among Rusty’s dozens of festival performances. He has played more than 150 shows a year for the past 20 years.
ALBUM // “FOR THE BETTER”: Rusty Bladen has recorded arguably his best album ever, filled with his Midwestern take on country and rock and roll. The mix of Bladen’s writing (he penned all the songs) and music with producer/guitarist Thom Daugherty’s gritty-but-sweet touch makes for a sound both familiar and original. Recorded in Indianapolis, the album, in addition to featuring Bladen’s guitar, harmonica and vocals, also features Daugherty on electric guitar and former Elms drummer Chris Thomas. John McDowell, one of the original members of the band The Wright Brothers, contributes background vocals. Rusty Bladen’s recent release, For The Better, is produced by Thom Daugherty, former guitarist for The Band Perry.