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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2013
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"Blues Underground"

“When it comes to music, there are great blues bands, great blues rock bands, and then there are great bands that offer up a really nice blend of a bunch of different genres, yet still managing to make their sound uniquely their own; Soulstack is such a band. With "Five Finger Discount", Soulstack continues to entrench itself into the Canadian music landscape, offering up really catchy tunes, sure to pleas all their fans, old and new.” - - John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network (Nov 15, 2013)


"BMans Blues Report"

...the newest release, Five Finger Discount, from Soulstack it's diversely interesting....This is a very strong release with solid vocals and instrumentation” - Bman, BMans Blues Report (Nov 04, 2013)


"Bluesrockreview.com (Nov 11, 2013)"

“All of the tracks on Five Finger Discount sound well polished and passionate. Five Finger Discount is definitely an enjoyable listen. Soulstack had a clear mission with what they wanted to do with this album and I think it’s safe to say their mission was accomplished.” - - Alysha Rendflesh, bluesrockreview.com (Nov 11, 2013)


"Stack of Soul!"

“Stack of soul from Soulstack’s debut CD! Toronto blues/ soul/ R and B band Soulstack are aptly named— a stack full of soul, that wouldn’t be out of place on the classic Memphis R and B Record label Stax. They make an auspicious debut on “Big Red” starting with a brief intro, then a catchy slice of R and B sweetness, “Stone Cold Man” which wouldn’t be out of place on an Earth Wind and Fire record. It has an unstoppable beat to draw you in, then some tasty organ and a catchy , slightly overdriven guitar riff. It ends on a beautifully bent harmonic, leaving the listener wanting more.” - - Richard Amery, L.A. Beat (Apr 27, 2012)


"- Josh May, Blues Rock Reviews (Apr 19, 2012)"

“Musically this album is great; every member of the band plays their part competently sounding like a well seasoned band. It’s effortless, absorbing and extremely well executed blues with a number of influential music styles, which makes the album flow magnificently with each song as good as the last. Big Red is the most soulful album of the year so far and a must for everyone to have on their summer playlist. 9/10!” - - Josh May, Blues Rock Reviews (Apr 19, 2012)


"Soulstack nails it with Big Red"

“SOULSTACK NAILS IT WITH BIG RED Irrespective of the blues style Soulstack draws on for a particular song, the band hits the head of the musical nail. All but one of the album’s 13 tracks are originals penned by Jon Knight and Wessenger, with the exception of a spirited cover of the traditional gospel number In My Time of Dying.” - Kitchener Waterloo Record


"Gonzoonline"

“Big Red Soulstack (Independent) 4.5/5 There must be something in the drinking water, but some of the best blues I’ve heard in the last six months has been coming out of Toronto and Soulstack is a case in point. If you like the blues, you’re gonna love this, their debut album. The track that first got my attention was In My Time of Dying, a traditional gospel number surfaced in the 70’s as an extended blues jam on Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti and is in fact my favorite song from that album. Soulstack’s arrangement is very different, probably closer to the song’s original intent, and nicely done I might add. This album feels very live off the floor, so it was no surprise to learn that it was recorded in just two days. I love that organic approach, as opposed to breaking it down into small parts and re-assembling it again like a ship model. If given a choice between soul and mechanical perfection, I’ll take soul every time. Big Red is the good stuff. ” - The Rock Doctor, Gonzoonline.ca (Apr 10, 2012)


"Jeff Monk, Uptown - Winnipeg (Apr 11, 2012)"

“The premier album from first-rate Ontario quartet Soulstack may go down in history as "that cool album with the dreadful cover," but if there is any justice in the world, it won’t. Neo-soul outfits are popping up like zits on a teenager’s face these days but these cats stand out, which makes us think that the giant farm implement on the cover makes sense after all. The band plows down the competition by the sheer weight of its musical performances here.Their invigorating mixture of whiskey-inflamed vocals, classic-sounding organ work and some super tasty guitar licks all add up to a kind of rootsy realism that is mostly non-existent these days. Singer Jon Knight has the kind of lived in pipes that hit the same level of intensity as Steve Marriott or Black Crowe Chris Robinson, and he even manages to keep the histrionics in check. The running order of the songs, the basic and clean production and the general ebb and flow of the album make for a satisfying listen worthy of repeated plays” - Jeff Monk, Uptown - Winnipeg (Apr 11, 2012)


"John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network (Apr 10, 2012)"

“Some have called the music of Soulstack as a "refreshing blend of gritty swamp blues, danceable soul, and good old fashioned roots." That is certainly what I got from "Big Red", especially concerning the reference of refreshing. Soulstack has simply blown me away with their release of "Big Red" and it is an album I can't help but really highly recommend you all give it a listen. You will, I am sure be very impressed, with this great new and very exciting group on the Canadian Music Scene. 5***** for "Big Red"” - John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network (Apr 10, 2012)


"Velvet Rope magazine (Apr 10, 2012)"

“Some musicians sell their souls to the devil, some pray for assistance, but the music of Soul, R&B and the Blues can be found somewhere in the middle, or sometimes in both places at once. Soulstack’s new CD is one you should get as soon as possible. It may turn out to be your favourite album of the year. ” - - D. Heavyfeather, Velvet Rope magazine (Apr 10, 2012)


"Sacred and Profane"

“Some musicians sell their souls to the devil, some pray for assistance, but the music of Soul, R&B and the Blues can be found somewhere in the middle, or sometimes in both places at once. Soulstack’s new CD is one you should get as soon as possible. It may turn out to be your favourite album of the year. ” - Velvet Rope Magazine


"Sacred and Profane"

“Some musicians sell their souls to the devil, some pray for assistance, but the music of Soul, R&B and the Blues can be found somewhere in the middle, or sometimes in both places at once. Soulstack’s new CD is one you should get as soon as possible. It may turn out to be your favourite album of the year. ” - Velvet Rope Magazine


"Big Red"

I really like Debut albums, so I get quite excited when one rolls across my desk for review consideration. Some turn out to be so so, but for the most part, I get introduced to a mighty fine one, more often then not. Soulstack's debut release "Big Red", just happens to be one of those mighty fine ones.

Soulstack is an Ontario, Canada based band and consists of multiple award-winning members Jonathan Knight (Vocals/Guitar), Tom Bona (Drums/Vocals), Mark Wessenger (Keys/Vocals) and Josh Knight (Bass/Vocals). Several of the members were part of the band Wickens-Knight, which is no longer in existence, with member Dylan Wickens going on to form his band, Dylan Wickens And The Grand Naturals. The split of Wickens-Knight seems to have been amicable, as Dylan Wickens is featured as Lead Guitarist on Track 2 "Stone Cold Man". Also featured on "Big Red" was Chris Latte whom did some mighty fine Lead Guitar work on Track 6, "Skinny Girl".

If often intrigues me how an album gets their name and their cover art, and this was especially so with "Big Red". It was with this intrigue that I asked Jonathan Knight about the albums name and cover art, of which he replied, "Big Red is this wonderful big old guitar that I used throughout this recording and the last Wickens-Knight album that doesn't stay in tune worth a damn but sounds great. Whenever I would pull it out, the guys would call out "Big Red"... when we gave the album to Tim Brienesse for album artwork we didn't tell him that and he came up with the tractor image for the album cover which we thought was great ." I to really like the cover art, to the point where it is certainly a contender on my upcoming 2012 Year End Review, in the category of "Best Original Cover Art".

"Big Red" consists of 13 Tracks of which 11 are originals written by Jonathan Knight & Mark Wessenger. The one cover is an arrangement of a Traditional Gospel song called "In My Time Of Dying". Jonathan Knight was responsible for the arrangement on that song. "Big Red" was recorded over a period of 2 days at the "Canterbury Music Company in Toronto with Jeremy Darby", whom has also done work for Van Morrison, Smokey Robinson, and Keith Richards. Various instruments were also used to add to the great feel of this album and included a vintage Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ and Piano along with swampy Tremolo Guitar.

Now about this time you might be doing a little math in your head and wondering about the 13th Track, since 11 originals and one cover only equal 12 Tracks. The 13th Track is actually the first Track and is a unique 23 second intro, in which a somewhat inebriated gentleman, introduces Soulstack as "The Best Band In Town", at which point it kicks into Track 2 "Stone Cold Man", and it is only a few seconds into that Track that you become acutely aware that you are listening to something very special. That is also the Track that Dylan Wickens does a mighty fine job on, as Lead Guitarist.

Track 3 is the Tradition Gospel song "In My Time Of Dying", and my oh my that one certainly drags you through the heartland of the Delta and leaves you, well speechless. Great Vocals, Great Harmony, Great Keys, Great Everything. This one will take you back to the great music of the early 70's, for sure.

Speaking of the early 70's feel, I got a lot of this on "Big Red", especially a Rolling Stones vibe, on a far number of Tracks including perhaps my favorite one, Track 4 "Desperate Times", which comes off with a wonderful Rootsy Blues feel.

More of a Gospel Soul feel also comes to the surface on Track 7 "In Your Mind". Great Harmony and great Guitar work from Jonathan Knight.

Track 12 "Let Me Be Your Fool", another one of my favorites, is a song that grabs you by the back of the neck and hauls you through some great Swampy Blues.

The final Track is called "Miss Me", a really fine Soulful Rootsy Blues number. "I Think Your Going To Miss Me When I'm Gone", is one of the lines that run through this song and is, in a way, kind of how you will probably feel at the end of this album.

Some have called the music of Soulstack as a "refreshing blend of gritty swamp blues, danceable soul, and good old fashioned roots." That is certainly what I got from "Big Red", especially concerning the reference of refreshing. Soulstack has simply blown me away with their release of "Big Red" and it is an album I can't help but really highly recommend you all give it a listen. You will, I am sure be very impressed, with this great new and very exciting group on the Canadian Music Scene.

5***** for "Big Red"...
- Blues Underground


"Big Red"

I really like Debut albums, so I get quite excited when one rolls across my desk for review consideration. Some turn out to be so so, but for the most part, I get introduced to a mighty fine one, more often then not. Soulstack's debut release "Big Red", just happens to be one of those mighty fine ones.

Soulstack is an Ontario, Canada based band and consists of multiple award-winning members Jonathan Knight (Vocals/Guitar), Tom Bona (Drums/Vocals), Mark Wessenger (Keys/Vocals) and Josh Knight (Bass/Vocals). Several of the members were part of the band Wickens-Knight, which is no longer in existence, with member Dylan Wickens going on to form his band, Dylan Wickens And The Grand Naturals. The split of Wickens-Knight seems to have been amicable, as Dylan Wickens is featured as Lead Guitarist on Track 2 "Stone Cold Man". Also featured on "Big Red" was Chris Latte whom did some mighty fine Lead Guitar work on Track 6, "Skinny Girl".

If often intrigues me how an album gets their name and their cover art, and this was especially so with "Big Red". It was with this intrigue that I asked Jonathan Knight about the albums name and cover art, of which he replied, "Big Red is this wonderful big old guitar that I used throughout this recording and the last Wickens-Knight album that doesn't stay in tune worth a damn but sounds great. Whenever I would pull it out, the guys would call out "Big Red"... when we gave the album to Tim Brienesse for album artwork we didn't tell him that and he came up with the tractor image for the album cover which we thought was great ." I to really like the cover art, to the point where it is certainly a contender on my upcoming 2012 Year End Review, in the category of "Best Original Cover Art".

"Big Red" consists of 13 Tracks of which 11 are originals written by Jonathan Knight & Mark Wessenger. The one cover is an arrangement of a Traditional Gospel song called "In My Time Of Dying". Jonathan Knight was responsible for the arrangement on that song. "Big Red" was recorded over a period of 2 days at the "Canterbury Music Company in Toronto with Jeremy Darby", whom has also done work for Van Morrison, Smokey Robinson, and Keith Richards. Various instruments were also used to add to the great feel of this album and included a vintage Wurlitzer, Hammond Organ and Piano along with swampy Tremolo Guitar.

Now about this time you might be doing a little math in your head and wondering about the 13th Track, since 11 originals and one cover only equal 12 Tracks. The 13th Track is actually the first Track and is a unique 23 second intro, in which a somewhat inebriated gentleman, introduces Soulstack as "The Best Band In Town", at which point it kicks into Track 2 "Stone Cold Man", and it is only a few seconds into that Track that you become acutely aware that you are listening to something very special. That is also the Track that Dylan Wickens does a mighty fine job on, as Lead Guitarist.

Track 3 is the Tradition Gospel song "In My Time Of Dying", and my oh my that one certainly drags you through the heartland of the Delta and leaves you, well speechless. Great Vocals, Great Harmony, Great Keys, Great Everything. This one will take you back to the great music of the early 70's, for sure.

Speaking of the early 70's feel, I got a lot of this on "Big Red", especially a Rolling Stones vibe, on a far number of Tracks including perhaps my favorite one, Track 4 "Desperate Times", which comes off with a wonderful Rootsy Blues feel.

More of a Gospel Soul feel also comes to the surface on Track 7 "In Your Mind". Great Harmony and great Guitar work from Jonathan Knight.

Track 12 "Let Me Be Your Fool", another one of my favorites, is a song that grabs you by the back of the neck and hauls you through some great Swampy Blues.

The final Track is called "Miss Me", a really fine Soulful Rootsy Blues number. "I Think Your Going To Miss Me When I'm Gone", is one of the lines that run through this song and is, in a way, kind of how you will probably feel at the end of this album.

Some have called the music of Soulstack as a "refreshing blend of gritty swamp blues, danceable soul, and good old fashioned roots." That is certainly what I got from "Big Red", especially concerning the reference of refreshing. Soulstack has simply blown me away with their release of "Big Red" and it is an album I can't help but really highly recommend you all give it a listen. You will, I am sure be very impressed, with this great new and very exciting group on the Canadian Music Scene.

5***** for "Big Red"...
- Blues Underground


"Soulstack - BIG RED"

The premier album from first-rate Ontario quartet Soulstack may go down in history as "that cool album with the dreadful cover," but if there is any justice in the world, it won’t. Neo-soul outfits are popping up like zits on a teenager’s face these days but these cats stand out, which makes us think that the giant farm implement on the cover makes sense after all. The band plows down the competition by the sheer weight of its musical performances here. - Uptown Mag


"Soulstack - BIG RED"

The premier album from first-rate Ontario quartet Soulstack may go down in history as "that cool album with the dreadful cover," but if there is any justice in the world, it won’t. Neo-soul outfits are popping up like zits on a teenager’s face these days but these cats stand out, which makes us think that the giant farm implement on the cover makes sense after all. The band plows down the competition by the sheer weight of its musical performances here. - Uptown Mag


"Soulstack "Big Red" Review"

“Big Red Soulstack (Independent) 4.5/5 There must be something in the drinking water, but some of the best blues I’ve heard in the last six months has been coming out of Toronto and Soulstack is a case in point. If you like the blues, you’re gonna love this, their debut album. The track that first got my attention was In My Time of Dying, a traditional gospel number surfaced in the 70’s as an extended blues jam on Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti and is in fact my favorite song from that album. Soulstack’s arrangement is very different, probably closer to the song’s original intent, and nicely done I might add. This album feels very live off the floor, so it was no surprise to learn that it was recorded in just two days. I love that organic approach, as opposed to breaking it down into small parts and re-assembling it again like a ship model. If given a choice between soul and mechanical perfection, I’ll take soul every time. Big Red is the good stuff. ” - www.gonzoonline.ca


"Soulstack "Big Red" Review"

“Big Red Soulstack (Independent) 4.5/5 There must be something in the drinking water, but some of the best blues I’ve heard in the last six months has been coming out of Toronto and Soulstack is a case in point. If you like the blues, you’re gonna love this, their debut album. The track that first got my attention was In My Time of Dying, a traditional gospel number surfaced in the 70’s as an extended blues jam on Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti and is in fact my favorite song from that album. Soulstack’s arrangement is very different, probably closer to the song’s original intent, and nicely done I might add. This album feels very live off the floor, so it was no surprise to learn that it was recorded in just two days. I love that organic approach, as opposed to breaking it down into small parts and re-assembling it again like a ship model. If given a choice between soul and mechanical perfection, I’ll take soul every time. Big Red is the good stuff. ” - www.gonzoonline.ca


"Soulstack Nails it with Big Red"

Big Red (Independent)

When the TD Kitchener Blues Festival was looking for musical acts to kick off its 2012 Launch Party it turned to Soulstack.

The high-octane, Ontario blues-rockers will return this summer to perform at the annual blues bash in downtown Kitchener. Meanwhile, blues fans can pick up the quartet’s debut album Big Red.

Soulstack consists of Jon Knight on lead vocals and guitar, Mark Wessenger on keyboards and vocals, Tom Bona on drums and vocals and Josh Knight on bass and vocals. Guitarists Chris Latta, a popular Waterloo Region musician, and Dylan Wickens each join in on a song.

Irrespective of the blues style Soulstack draws on for a particular song, the band hits the head of the musical nail. All but one of the album’s 13 tracks are originals penned by Jon Knight and Wessenger, with the exception of a spirited cover of the traditional gospel number In My Time of Dying.
- The Record


"Soulstack Nails it with Big Red"

Big Red (Independent)

When the TD Kitchener Blues Festival was looking for musical acts to kick off its 2012 Launch Party it turned to Soulstack.

The high-octane, Ontario blues-rockers will return this summer to perform at the annual blues bash in downtown Kitchener. Meanwhile, blues fans can pick up the quartet’s debut album Big Red.

Soulstack consists of Jon Knight on lead vocals and guitar, Mark Wessenger on keyboards and vocals, Tom Bona on drums and vocals and Josh Knight on bass and vocals. Guitarists Chris Latta, a popular Waterloo Region musician, and Dylan Wickens each join in on a song.

Irrespective of the blues style Soulstack draws on for a particular song, the band hits the head of the musical nail. All but one of the album’s 13 tracks are originals penned by Jon Knight and Wessenger, with the exception of a spirited cover of the traditional gospel number In My Time of Dying.
- The Record


"SoulStack: Big Red Review"

“Musically this album is great; every member of the band plays their part competently sounding like a well seasoned band. It’s effortless, absorbing and extremely well executed blues with a number of influential music styles, which makes the album flow magnificently with each song as good as the last. Big Red is the most soulful album of the year so far and a must for everyone to have on their summer playlist. 9/10!” - Blues Rock Reviews


"SoulStack: Big Red Review"

“Musically this album is great; every member of the band plays their part competently sounding like a well seasoned band. It’s effortless, absorbing and extremely well executed blues with a number of influential music styles, which makes the album flow magnificently with each song as good as the last. Big Red is the most soulful album of the year so far and a must for everyone to have on their summer playlist. 9/10!” - Blues Rock Reviews


"Stack of soul from Soulstack’s debut CD"

Toronto blues/ soul/ R and B band Soulstack are aptly named— a stack full of soul, that wouldn’t be out of place on the classic Memphis R and B Record label Stax.

They make an auspicious debut on “Big Red” starting with a brief intro, then a catchy slice of R and B sweetness, “Stone Cold Man” which wouldn’t be out of place on an Earth Wind and Fire record. It has an unstoppable beat to draw you in, then some tasty organ and a catchy , slightly overdriven guitar riff. It ends on a beautifully bent harmonic, leaving the listener wanting more

They continue on in a more laid back blues vein on the gospel standard “ In My Time of Dying,” powered by that awesome organ and a touch of tortured slide. They have superb harmonizing vocals, reminiscent of the Homes Brothers and once again, leave the listener wanting more.
“ Desperate Times” gives a nod to the Doobie Brothers’ “Taking it to the Street” in the intro, then settles into its own roovy groove.
There is some Little Feat influence on the CD and a whole lot of soul.

I can’t get enough of that classic organ sound.
“Since You Came Around,” is another catchy, toe-tapping number,” which will get your mojo working.


And “Skinny Girl” just stands out from all of them, it reminds me of another one of my new favourite blues/ R and B bands the Boogie Patrol.” It has ’70s soul to spare.


“Just a Natural Thing,” highlights some more of those beautiful vocal harmonies. It is punctuated with a tasteful guitar solo.
The harmonies are still subdued on the slower “River of Love.”


They have a lot of gospel influence throughout the CD thanks to the organ and the vocals, especially on another slower number “ Holy Roller” which also features more tasteful slide guitar playing, pus a cool piano and organ solos, which intertwine beautifully together.


They slow things down slightly on the blues tinged “Let Me Be Your Fool,” which features more beautiful acoustic slide guitar which builds into a an excellent solo.
It leads nicely into the last track “Miss Me,” a catchy break-up song, with more of that slide, more soulful harmony vocals, which breaks into a gospel, flavoured, organ powered breakdown, bringing a sexy, sweaty , soulful CD to a rollicking close.


— By Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor
- L.A. Beat


"Stack of soul from Soulstack’s debut CD"

Toronto blues/ soul/ R and B band Soulstack are aptly named— a stack full of soul, that wouldn’t be out of place on the classic Memphis R and B Record label Stax.

They make an auspicious debut on “Big Red” starting with a brief intro, then a catchy slice of R and B sweetness, “Stone Cold Man” which wouldn’t be out of place on an Earth Wind and Fire record. It has an unstoppable beat to draw you in, then some tasty organ and a catchy , slightly overdriven guitar riff. It ends on a beautifully bent harmonic, leaving the listener wanting more

They continue on in a more laid back blues vein on the gospel standard “ In My Time of Dying,” powered by that awesome organ and a touch of tortured slide. They have superb harmonizing vocals, reminiscent of the Homes Brothers and once again, leave the listener wanting more.
“ Desperate Times” gives a nod to the Doobie Brothers’ “Taking it to the Street” in the intro, then settles into its own roovy groove.
There is some Little Feat influence on the CD and a whole lot of soul.

I can’t get enough of that classic organ sound.
“Since You Came Around,” is another catchy, toe-tapping number,” which will get your mojo working.


And “Skinny Girl” just stands out from all of them, it reminds me of another one of my new favourite blues/ R and B bands the Boogie Patrol.” It has ’70s soul to spare.


“Just a Natural Thing,” highlights some more of those beautiful vocal harmonies. It is punctuated with a tasteful guitar solo.
The harmonies are still subdued on the slower “River of Love.”


They have a lot of gospel influence throughout the CD thanks to the organ and the vocals, especially on another slower number “ Holy Roller” which also features more tasteful slide guitar playing, pus a cool piano and organ solos, which intertwine beautifully together.


They slow things down slightly on the blues tinged “Let Me Be Your Fool,” which features more beautiful acoustic slide guitar which builds into a an excellent solo.
It leads nicely into the last track “Miss Me,” a catchy break-up song, with more of that slide, more soulful harmony vocals, which breaks into a gospel, flavoured, organ powered breakdown, bringing a sexy, sweaty , soulful CD to a rollicking close.


— By Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor
- L.A. Beat


Discography

2012 - Big Red

2013 - Five Finger Discount

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Bio

Like a beat up old Dodge burning down the highway with a brand new set of rims and a candy metallic paint job, Soulstack carves out their modern roots music in nouveau-retro-style, inspired by sweaty sounds and throbbing rhythms, all performed with deep intensity, wild conviction, greasy organ, sweet tremolo-soaked guitar, and heartbreaking harmonies.

These young Soulstack men stand by their beat-up vintage instruments and bleed every ounce of emotion from them - taking the listener on a rhythmic and melodic journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the exhaust-tinged fuzz of Detroit and up through to Southern Ontario where Jonathan Knight & Soulstack cut their debut album, Big Red with award winning engineer Jeremy Darby (Smokey Robinson, Keith Richards, Prince.)

Receiving outstanding reviews and airplay across North America and Europe, Big Red charted at #2 on National College Radio, and has appeared on a number of best of and top ten lists for 2012 including Galaxie, and Dawg FM. The catchy Since you Came Around was selected by CBC Radio One program Here And Now as the Song of the Week and the CD  has been nominated for an Independent Music Award (12th Annual IMAs - Category: Blues Album)

Soulstack was formed in 2011 by frontman Jonathan Knight (Wickens-Knight) and keyboardist Mark Wessenger. The band consists of drummer Tom Bona (Sue Foley, Colin James), and bassists Darryl Harpo Peterson (David Wilcox) and Josh Knight and most recently, baritone Guitarist Chris Latta.

Soulstack received a 2014 Maple Blues Award nomination for Electric Act of the Year and Drummer of the Year (Tom's 8th nomination). The band performed in 2013 at Canadas largest blues/roots-centric music festivals, including Montreal Jazz, Calabogie, Mont Tremblant, Kitchener Blues, as well as recently headlining legendary venue The El Mocambo Tavern in Toronto where the band recorded the dynamic performance to the packed room.

Five Finger Discount is Soulstacks sophomore album, engineered again by Jeremy Darby, combining poignant lyricism and sweet vocal harmony with the rhythm and grit of traditional blues. Self-produced, it tracks the organic evolution of the band as it continues growing in musical breadth and depth. It recently charted at #3 in Canada and #9 in North America for Blues on RootsMusicReport.com and has already received a substantial amount of positive press for the innovative album. 

As their reputation grows as one of Canadas most dynamic additions to the Roots and Blues music scene, watch out for Soulstack.


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