I was born and raised in Dundas, Ontario, Canada. It is a great little town, but I had dreams too big for that place, or so I thought. My first recollection of music was early on in my childhood. Both of my grandmothers were piano players, and I remember them plunking away and singing their hearts out. I started piano lessons when I was 6, but quickly figured out I could play by ear resulting in the lessons lasting only a few weeks.
The record player and radio were always playing in my home growing up. My mom and dad's love for early rock n' roll and country music somehow found its way into my soul. Little did I know that 25 years later I'd pick up a guitar, and be playing music and writing songs of my own! Life has a strange way of working sometimes, but I know that the road I'm on is where my destiny lies. Sharing my stories gives me some sort of place in the world, and that's all we ever want isn't it? To find something that we are passionate about? Something that when we discover it we can't live without it? That's storytelling for me.
My first album Ghosts of the Brokenhearted tells the stories of love lost, destroyed, and found again. It speaks of finding new life and new hope in a world that sometimes seems too cruel. My goal with the album is to take you on a musical journey through the human experience.
I started this traveling music show later in life than most, and I'm looking forward to meeting new people along the way. The stages I will play on. The states, provinces, territories, and countries I'll visit along the way. I'm looking forward to writing the songs that I've not yet written or experienced to share with you somewhere some place. Robert LaRue, wherever you are in this big old world, thank you for the guitar. It saved and changed my life.