You can describe the music of BlackRue as American Rock Alt Country with a twinge of Punk attitude. Since 2010, the band has close to 300 performances under their belt and has been the opening act for national acts such as Bret Michaels, Days for the New, and Wheatus.
Since the EP release in November 2013, they have sold hundreds of copies of the debut EP "The Likelihood of Confusion" by Grammy nominated producer, David Ivory. Leading to a sold out EP release party on November 9, 2013. Last Chance, Confusion and Baby Blue have been receiving airplay on 95.1 WZZO Allentown, PA, 102.5 WRFY Reading PA, 104.9 WRKY Altoona, PA and 93.7 WSTW Wilmington, DE. The EP has just also been accepted on Pandora.
Ivory has produced such acts as Patty LaBelle, Halestorm, Silvertide and The Roots. He has given the band the tools needed to perform on any stage and win over any crowd. BlackRue continues to work with him on Flexitone Records.
The Band was formed when frontman, Buck Reed fed up with the lack of serious musicians in his hometown built a studio and started filtering through the local talent until he found Matt Stabley. Realizing Stabley was the real deal, together they forged ahead until they found other like minded musicians. Brianna Sig on drums and Blaine Alderfer on guitar.
What sets BlackRue apart is the honesty in songwriting. The fact is that not everything you create is good or will go over well. You have to be honest with yourself.
BlackRue is influenced and love bands such as Social Distortion to Dwight Yoakam and The Decemberists. From singer songwriter and classic rock to today's hard rock, it's all a huge influence on the band and it all culminates into the unique yet familiar sound of BlackRue. Our music is available on itunes, CD Baby and Amazon.