Press Kit / Live Performances

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 their participation.

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.

Booking info – River Road Records 812.701.1322

  • Solo/Duo: Rusty Bladen
  • Full Band: Rusty Bladen and The Madtown Troubadours

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.


LATEST ALBUM: Rusty Bladen has recorded arguably his best album ever, filled with Bladen’s Midwestern take on country and rock and roll. The mix of Bladen’s writing (he penned all the songs) and music with producer Thom Daugherty’s (former guitarist for The Band Perry and The Elms) 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.

All Rusty Bladen songs are on iTunes and CDBaby.