Tribune-Courier features editor
Whether they are performing the classics by greats such as Johnny Cash or Tom Petty or singing their original songs, the Tony Logue Band knows how to entertain a crowd.
Almost six years ago Marshall County native, Tony Logue started playing acoustic shows by himself at regional venues in Paducah and Murray. He later met up with Dylan Driver, also of Marshall County, who plays guitar and does vocals, Chris Schnarr on bass guitar and Justin Downing on drums, who together formed the original country-rock group, the Tony Logue Band.
They released their first EP, The Calm Before the Storm, two years ago.
“We did it fast and we did it cheap,” Logue said.
And looking back, Logue said the band wasn’t very satisfied with their first release. But even though it was a learning experience, it earned them radio airplay, more fans and they are still selling copies of it.
In the past couple of years the band has continued to realize success and they’ve replaced members, Schnarr and Downing with Kyle Robertson, of Murray, on bass guitar and Jason Munday, of Nashville, on drums.
They’ve been on stage with artists such as David Allen Coe, Rhett Akins, Andy Griggs and Confederate Railroad. Their bookings have grown and they have a growing number of loyal fans.
This weekend the band will debut songs from their second album,” Reckless Kind, at The Keg in Murray.
“This album is completely different than our first one. We have a great producer, it’s a whole record, and most importantly we had a game plan. I feel like we’ve built a dynasty. These guys are amazing, each one can bring the heat. They deliver every time we take the stage,” Logue said.
You can be in the audience for the CD Release party at 9:00 p.m. this Saturday night at The Keg, 1051 North 16th Street in Murray.
The album will also be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.