Set Time: 8pm. Free to the public and family-friendly. Info: (760) 246-6287 or visitfacebook.com/Hot-Summer-Nights. Hot Summer Nights includes a Car Show, Art Show, Kids Zone, and Comedians. Gates open at 3:00 pm, with free stadium parking.
Jason Robert is the singer/songwriter/guitarist who fronts Stone Stanley. He recently celebrated the release of the band’s latest video “Bitter End” from their acclaimed album The Mudstomp Tapes, in front of a SRO audience at The Hilltop in Apple Valley. Bitter End, Roberts explains, is “a Crossroads-like tale which focuses on pleasure over burden, longevity over burnout.
Hardship and adversity are overcome with perseverance, in music and in life.” The LA Music Critic in their “Ten (Plus Five) Amazing Videos Released in June” column, writes, “We love the down-home flavor of “Bitter End” and think you will too.” Bitter End was released to the public via You Tube on June 23.
Bitter End is one of the twelve tracks that comprise The Mudstomp Tapes, Stone Stanley’s 2017 album which has received great reviews both in the U.S. and abroad. Robert describes the Mudstomp sound as “a very muddy sound predicated on the back-beat of drums and distorted acoustic guitars with a lot of re-verb on the drums and vocals.
It’s something that has organically grown out of my solo work. The feeling is one of stomping through the Desert during a Mid-Summer rain on aSaturday night.” Musically, Robert says, “it encompasses an eclectic mix of blues, folk, rock, and a hint of reggae, that takes on a life of its own.”
The big SoCal festivals are taking notice: Jason Robert and Stone Stanley make their debut at the Long Beach-based New Blues Festival V this Labor Day weekend and play the 6th Annual Woodystock Blues-Rock Festival in Apple Valley in October. Watch for the release of Robert’s upcoming album, “The Death Of Stone Stanley,” this Fall.
What The Press Is Saying About The Mudstomp Tapes/Stone Stanley
“Robert straddles the various genres with the grace of a tightrope walker. He picks bits and pieces from each and rearranges them into a new a musically delightful pattern, and finds new ways to explore old themes. The music runs the gamut from ethereal to rocking. Robert also has heart and soul and is certainly not afraid to put them out on display.”
“The songs (on The Mudstomp Tapes) go in and out of emotional switches…they are analogies, tall tales and short stories, “Bitter End”, “Bottled”, Cobble Hill, “Freedom Chant”, Iroquois Chant”, “My Shame”, “So Glad”– just one hit after the other with the “Slap” of honesty.”
“A terrific album, full of grit and soul and steeped in the Blues. Lead man Jason Robert and his hard-edged vocal and slide guitar is very well backed by a revolving set of musicians who add immeasurably to his vision. One of the better and more edgy albums I’ve heard this year.”
Stone Stanley – Upcoming Live Shows & Special Events Itinerary
July 14 (Sat) KCSN ANN THE RAVEN EVENT Calabasas, CA
July 16 (Mon.) MAUI SUGAR MILL Tarzana, CA
Aug. 4 (Sat.) 3RD ANNUAL SUMMERFEST Deep Creek, CA
Aug. 11 (Sat.) HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Adelanto, CA
Sept. 2 (Sun.) NEW BLUES FESTIVAL V Long Beach, CA
Oct. 6 (Sat.) WOODYSTOCK FESTIVAL Apple Valley, CA
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