April 19, 2024

“Cumberland Lake” (LIVE) is now available on all streaming platforms. The new Rusty Bladen single from River Road Records, recorded live at the December 31, 2023, New Year’s Eve show at the Clifty Inn in Madison, Indiana, can be streamed everywhere

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

Stream the song:




More streaming services with the single
Line Music
NetEase Cloud Music
Slacker Radio
Tencent Music Entertainment (TME)

The sold-out NYE show was a night of high-energy homegrown rock and roll. The band includes Jackson Bladen (keyboards), Marty Miller (bass), Tyler Brindel (drums), and “Spike” Boone (sax). The band rocked through a gritty and sweaty two sets of music, featuring a large dose of Bladen originals and a mix of get-on-your-feet rock and roll covers.

“Cumberland Lake” tells the tale of a boat trip to Lake Cumberland, Kentucky, and is “mostly true” according to Bladen, with some of the names changed “to protect the guilty.” For several years, Bladen has taken a three-day trip to Lake Cumberland, both vacationing and performing for dozens of boaters who tie together for one of his performances. The song tells that story.

New Year’s Eve – Rusty Bladen and The Livin’ Daylights at Clifty Falls

Ring in the New Year with Rusty Bladen and the Livin’ Daylights at the beautiful and historic the Clifty Falls Inn at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana. The show will be held in the ballroom, with only 230 tickets to be sold. as Rusty brings the band into town for a hometown NYE show of homegrown rock and roll.

Doors open at 8:00pm. Show starts at 9:00pm. 

Dinner & hotel rooms are sold separately from the event tickets. Please contact Clifty Inn at 877-563-4371 for room and/or dinner reservations.

Bladen an Inaugural Inductee as a Musician into the Madison Creative Hall of Fame

At a sold-out Christmas Music Showcase at The Red Bicycle Hall in December 2022, Rusty Bladen was given the surprise honor of being inducted into the Madison 2022 Creative Hall Of Fame as a musician. Bladen and longtime Madison country artist Don Youngblood were the inaugural honorees for the musicians part of the Hall of Fame in Madison, Indiana.

Rusty, who was born in Madison and has been there his entire life, started playing music as a teen, graduated to cover bands into his 20s before embarking on what has been a nearly 40-year solo career, playing his music – a brand he calls “homegrown rock and roll” – in the clubs, summer festivals, private parties and assorted venues throughout the Midwest, concentrating his live schedule to dates mostly in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Bladen has released nine albums, played nearly 5,000 shows in his career, and has penned more than 50 original songs. He continues to play live, booking more than 100 shows a year.

“I’m thankful for everyone who showed up and supported local music and a good cause, including Mayor Bob Courtney,” Rusty said of the evening. “The night was unforgettable It was quite overwhelming.”

During the night Rusty shared the stage with musicians and friends Rob Houze, Bill Lancton, Jimmy Davis, Chris Watson, Benjamin Reindollar, Nick Cicenas, Rick Bennett, and Jordan Antoine Wilson.
He also played a holiday music rock and roll set with his Rusty Bladen and the Living Daylights bandmembers Marty Miller, Brad Canaday, Jackson Bladen, and Michael Fortunato.”

Rusty Bladen Offical Bootlegs Channel Launched on Soundcloud

Rusty Bladen and River Road Records have announced the launch of the Rusty Bladen Official Bootleg site on Soundcloud. Fans can hear unreleased songs, live cuts, and alternate versions. Check out the music, which includes new uploads of cover songs “Revolution”, “Garden Party”, and “Never Tear Us Apart”. There is also a live cut taken from an audience-sourced recording of the Rusty Bladen and The Living Daylights show in Rushville this summer. Enjoy the music and stay tuned for more music.

  • Official Bootlegs online at Soundcloud
  • All From Her Mama (Live in Rushville)
  • Never Tear Us Apart
  • Amazing Grace
  • Garden Party
  • Karaoke King of Crawfish County (Madison Mix)
  • Red White and Blue (New York 2001 version)
  • You Can’t Always Get What You Want (live)
  • Imagine
  • Jamie’s Garden
  • Mary Jane’s Last Dance (Live)
  • Not Gonna Be Me (Live)
  • Revolution
  • Share My Dream (Alternate mix)

Rusty Bladen and The Living Daylights 2022 New Year’s Eve Show Announced for Mad Paddle Brewstillery

New Year’s Eve Party

Rusty Bladen and The Living Daylights
Mad Paddle Brewstillery’s Grand Truss Room
w/ special guests: Inside Out

Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Music starts at 7:30 pm

Advance Ticket Prices:
Advance General Admission: $20 for an individual ticket (no assigned seat)*
Grand Truss Room, Main Floor 8 Seat Table: $24 per ticket (can buy 4 or 8 tickets)
Grand Truss Room, Balcony Reserved 8 Seat Table: $22 per ticket (can buy 4 or 8 tickets)
Reserved Barrel for 2: $24 per ticket (must buy 2)
Reserved Barrel for 4: $24 per ticket (must buy 4)
Garage Distillery, Table for 2: $22 per ticket (must buy 2)
Garage Distillery VIP Couch Area $24 per ticket (must buy 8)

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.

Main Event:
“Rusty Bladen is a familiar one to anyone who has spent any amount of time in the live music establishments of Indianapolis. It’s for good reason that he’s one of the most popular live acts: Audiences love him.” — NUVO***
“Rusty Bladen songs tell stories about living life in the heartland. That makes them about your life too”. — Roots Rock News

Opening Act
“Inside Out” is a duo comprised of:
Michael Anthony Trapp (keyboard/vocals)
J. B. Wade (guitar/vocals)

Venue Information:
Mad Paddle Brewery
301 West Street
Madison, IN 47250