Stoney B Blues Band
Calgary International Blues Festival (2013)
The Stoney B Blues Band is the new Blues experience in San Diego that's got people talking. Formed in July 2010 the Band is comprised of musicians of both exceptional talent and a rich history of experience. They are an outstanding Band playing Chicago and Southern Style Blues.
Chicago born Stoney B is a blue blood Bluesman whose talent and gift of communication combine to deliver powerful and memorable performances. He grew up listening to his father, Lil' Howlin' Wolf, playing the Blues and his dad learnt his Blues from the Chicago Blues Legend, Howling Wolf.
During Stoney B's career he has played behind well known Blues Musicians such as Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Johnny Guitar Embry and the Blues Kings, Son Thomas, Homesick James, Lovie Lee, Roosevelt Boobie Barnes and Willie Mississippi Foster. He is well known for his partnership as a New Orleans street musician with Grandpa Elliott. The 'Stoney B and Grampa Show' entertained thousands of people for 14 years and is loved by many all around the world. Grampa now plays for the international touring act 'Playing for Change'. More recently Stoney B opened for BB King in San Diego and the Band has been part of local festivals like Adams Avenue, Gator By The Bay, Brea Jazz Festival, they hosted the Orange County Film Festival and have been a favorite in the Summer Concert Events in San Diego up into LA County for the last 2 years.
In 2013, Stoney B, with 45 years of experience has become a highly accomplished Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter and Recording Artist of the Blues. He feels and shares at a soulful level the essence of the Blues with strong influences from Muddy Waters, BB King and Jimmy Reed.
Stoney B's soulful licks and brilliant guitar riffs and his dynamic vocals will transfix you as he delivers heart and soul felt Blues. His quick wit and storytelling will have you entertained and amused. Stoney B's talent and wonderful gift of communication will be sure to grab your attention as he brings you into a truly enjoyable, masterful and often humorous experience of his entertaining Down Home Blues.
His Band has Lance Dieckmann, formerly of DA & The Hitmen and Delta Heat. Lance is a well known and highly respected local musician whose powerful Vocals and Harmonica playing always leaves people amazed. Annette Da Bomb is just that! An outstanding Vocalist and Entertainer she is a favourite with all our audiences... they always want more! On the Keyboards is Pat Kelley, also from Delta Heat who is known for his mesmerizing style. The Band is backed on the Bass by 'Papa Bob', Bob Prater, and on Drums by Tony Peterson.
Described by Brea Jazz Festival Promoter as "off the hook" this Band will not only grab your attention, but it will keep you listening, laughing, dancing and wanting more... this will be a Show not to be missed!
Stoney B. Blues Band