Stone River has been called “The New Southern Rock of the North” by the late
mastering engineer George Marino (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith). A band
with passion, love and decibels to spare, Stone River crafts their own brand
of southern-style melodic rock with all the trimmings. In a current musical
climate afflicted with transitory images and sub genre trends that quickly
burn out, it's comforting once in a while to discover young artists that
actually put the music first. Being inspired by the harmony and musical
depth of early 70's rock, Stone River is a true musician's band that
embodies the absolute best of this musical epoch (the band's numerous
comparisons to The Black Crowes, Led Zeppelin, The Allman Brothers, Doobie
Brothers and Aerosmith reinforces this fact). Stone River plays memorable,
timeless and exciting original songs -- songs that capture a wide audience
of true music fans. Formed in 2006, the Toronto-based quintet has played
hundreds of shows across Ontario and has gained thousands of fans across
Canada, playing in direct support of major acts like The Black Crowes,
Tom Wilson, Parlor Mob and Jeff Martin. No strangers to large festivals,
Stone River has played Sarnia Bayfest in front of 20,000 people as well
as the Barrie New Music Fest, Toronto's Festival of Beer, NXNE, Canadian
Music Week, Canada's largest ribfest, and Queen West Music Fest to name
a few. The band is comprised of Jeff Desilets and Darren Flower on guitar,
Renan Yildizdogan on lead vocals, Jay Macedo on bass and Sasha Siegel on
drums. Their debut LP The Valley of the Butterflies sold over 2000 copies
in Germany and the single “Southern Feeling” peaked at #24 on German Rock
Radio charts and #17 on Belgium's Radio QUARTZ, charting in the top 20 with
acts like Muse, Pearl Jam and John Fogerty. The album received excellent
reviews in major publications such as Aardschok, Melodie & Rhythmus, Rocks
and Metal Hammer. Stone River continues to build their European fan base
and enjoyed a packed industry showcase at the prestigious MIDEM Festival
in Cannes, January 2012. They also showcased for the top European booking
agents and promoters at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany this
past September. With Bonham-sized drum sounds, dual guitar leads,
three-part harmonies and a talented lead vocalist who really belts it
out, Stone River's dynamic live performances pack some serious punch.
Stone River is currently finishing up their second LP entitled Euphoria
with Los Angeles based producer Christopher Thorn (Blind Melon,
Awolnation, Live) and legendary engineer Nick Blagona (Deep Purple,
The Tea Party, Alexisonfire) at Jukasa Studios for a fall 2013 release.
They opted for an old-school approach, going live off the floor to tape
to best capture the fun boogies, acoustic ballads, and foot-stomping hard
rock songs that most bands these days could only dream of writing. Get
ready for the best rock 'n roll record to come out of Canada
in a long time.
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