Bladen Releases Songs from Quarantine Shows

At the rear of Rusty Bladen’s 1837 historical home in Madison, Indiana sits a music room.  The rectangular space – 10 feet wide and 20 feet long functions as a storage area for Rusty’s guitars, strings, amps, and anything music-related that needs a home.

This is also the area that became the home to a six-night a week livestream series in 2020.

Occasionally, Rusty would head to the covered back porch to play.  Or across the river in Milton, Kentucky, at a property he and his wife, Andra, own on the banks the Ohio River.

But most of the time, and especially in the beginning of the series, it was the studio that was home to the webcast.  From nearly three months of performances six nights each week, something magical and mystical was created. The room and webcast replaced the live shows – all cancelled in the year of COVID. The live streams gave Bladen a way to do what he has done for nearly 40 years: perform his music for an audience, even if it was now watching on a mobile device or computer.

From those live streams (nearly a 100 of them), we have taken some of the favorite moments and put them into a series of YouTube videos called The Bladen Quarantine Shows.  From the hours of the footage, we’ve created a video series of songs that capture the vibe of a Rusty Bladen show.  That live essence came through time and again, via cover songs, originals, musical partnerships with friends and family, and moments of inspiration and magic that played out, night after night.

WATCH VIDEOS on Rusty Bladen YouTube Channel

Bladen Posts 30 New Shows on Upcoming Schedule

Summer shows at Put-In-Bay, Ohio (including a three show run of band dates in August), a benefit show at the Louisville Waterfront Botanical Garden, and appearance at Madstockapalooza highlight the dates announced over the weekend by River Road Records and Rusty Bladen.

Bladen will play nine shows during the Ohio hotspot summer season, taking the full band for the final trip of the year for the island shows.  Put-In-Bay will also find Bladen’s keyboard player ( and son) Jackson Bladen, celebrating his 21st birthday.

Complete schedule

New Year’s Eve Show – Rusty Bladen and the Time Bombs at Mad Paddle Brewstillery

New Years’ Eve Party
Rusty Bladen at Mad Paddle Brewstillery in Madison, IN.

All of the Early Bird discount tickets have been sold. General admission advance tickets are only $20 plus tax and processing fee. Day of show tickets are $25.

Mad Paddle Brewstillery’s Grand Truss Room.
Doors at 6:00 pm.
Rusty Bladen: 8:00 pm – 12:30 am.

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Advance Ticket Prices:
Advance General Admission: $20 for an individual ticket (no assigned seat)*
Advance seating sold out.

Day of Show:
$25 general admission individual tickets, no assigned seat
*There are six tables (with 8 seats) that have no assigned seating. These are first-come, first-served tables at the event.