Stoney LaRue to Headline the Chris Shields Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert April 18th at the Lucky Mule
Stoney LaRue is a legend and a pioneer of the Red Dirt music scene. He is making his way back to Abilene for a special event. Don’t miss the opportunity to see Stoney, with special guest Zach Harmon on Thursday, April 18th for the Chris Shields Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert at the Lucky Mule Saloon.
Cost: Adults 21 and older $15.00; 18-20 are $15.00, with a $3.00 minor charge at the door.
On Sale: At the door, or online at LuckyMuleAbilene.com
Date and Time
Thursday, April 18th. Doors at 7pm
Phone: (325) 232-8564
Chris “Shieldo” Shields passed away in 2008 at the age of 22. His memory lives on through others with the ‘Chris Shields Memorial Scholarship’. The fund was created to benefit a graduating high school senior from the Big Country.
There is no more recognizable name in Texas/Red Dirt music than that of Stoney LaRue. Quite simply, he is on the cusp of iconic status. After taking six years off between studio albums, it’s as if he never missed a beat. Stoney has been keeping busy on tour in support of the newest CD, ‘Velvet’. Stoney’s latest offering has also seen his biggest success on the national level, as ‘Velvet’ reached #15 on the US country charts. With all the national success, LaRue still manages to maintain his popularity on the Red Dirt music scene, mainly for two reasons: he’s extremely talented, and he spends a lot of time touring through Texas and Southwestern U.S.
Here’s an interview clip of Stoney LaRue on the TV show ‘Texas Music Scene’, along with an acoustic performance of ‘Velvet':