Blending southern rock and monster blues with smooth and soulful lead guitar, California's Stone has released their second CD, Here Before, featuring 11 originals and 3 cover tracks (done so creatively, they sound original). Within the instrumental rhythms, jams and breaks you can hear elements of the Allman Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Poco and the Doobies. Guitarist Brad Wilson is also no less than a superb blues/rock vocalist and songwriter, pouring emotion and heart into every track with throat and six-string. Drummer J.J.Garcia and bassist Brian James round out this formidable trio, and their collective work on Here Before shines -- every song is a keeper. These guys can even do instrumental, check out "Across The Mojave" for the bluesy proof. Along with Dave Meniketti's "On The Blue Side", Stone's latest CD is one of the two hottest Undiscovered blues-oriented rock releases of 1999 -- and a worthwhile discovery for every fan of guitar-based vocal music.
Wilson originally named the band after Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam (who, not coincidentally, named his side project Brad). Stone recently contributed their song "Teaser" to the soundtrack of "John Carpenter's Vampires" - the only song with vocals featured in the film. The soundtrack recently won the Saturn Award presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films). Stone also won "Best Blues Rock Band" in Los Angeles at the Rock City News Awards and "Outstanding Rock Artist" at last fall's LA Music Awards.
Stone continues to perfect its style and tour extensively through the many blues clubs around the United States in support of Here Before.
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