STEVIE TOMBSTONE

STEVIE TOMBSTONE

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Where are the rest of you, I wonder, while we watch Stevie whip the shit out of the alt-country bunch with the best version of "Folsom Prison Blues" since Johnny Cash himself? He's legit, and you'll be hard-pressed to find legitimacy anywhere.” Chris Henderson-the Houston Press 8-16-07

Biography

STEVIE TOMBSTONE Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Born in rural Georgia, Stevie learned the ropes playing country blues and then punk/rock n roll as a youth in Atlanta. In the twenty-odd years since has become an accomplished performer, both solo and with his band. Stevie currently sports 2 full-length solo releases besides his published work with The Tombstones (Stevie's 1980's Gothabilly Band).
In his early days as a Tombstone, Stevie penned the collge radio anthem and regional hit "Nobody", which was later recorded by punk icon Stiv Bator. In the early 90's Stevie purchased a headstone to mark the alleged resting place of blues legend Robert Johnson. The episode created a good deal of controversy in the blues community, but was eventually swept under the rug by his erstwhile handlers.

Stevie left the Tombstones in the late 90's and toured as the supporting act for Jason & the Scorchers in Europe, opening the door for his solo career. Bouncing back and forth between Atlanta, Nashville and Austin in this era Stevie recorded the "Second Hand Sin" and "Acoustica" EP's and settled in Texas in mid-2000.

His full-length debut CD "7:30 am"(2003/Saustex) showcased his singing ability and continuing growth as a songwriter. The CD spent 6 weeks in the top ten of XM Radio's Channel 12 (X-Country) charts, including 2 weeks at 1. 2004 brought the the Cash tribute /compilation" DEAR JOHHNY" featuring Stevie's version of "Folsom Prison Blues" which received airplay and great reviews following its release. Stevie played a number of West Coast tour dates with Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti in support of the disc.
2006 found Stevie back at the helm of the Tombstones for a national tour to support the release of "Twang from the Grave"(2005/Saustex). This disc featured cuts from the '88 release "Preachin', Prayin', Guitar Playin", and spawned appearances on several compilations worldwide as well as two independent films introducing him to a whole new audience.
Stevie's bandmates over the years have been a veritable who's who of underground and nationally recognized players, featuring members of Circus of Power, Wilco, the Georgia Sattelites, Black Crowes, Jason & The Scorchers and Faster Pussycat. He has also had the honor of sharing the bill with the likes of Leon Russell,the Stray Cats, the Ramones, and Texacala Jones just to name a few. Calling Austin his home for the last 7 years, Stevie is currently working on tunes for his next solo release with Tombstones bassist and better half "Killene", as well as slinging a little guitar for cowpunk legends the Hickoids and crusty blues act Black Eyed Vermillion". His live shows feature tunes from "7:30 a.m.", a few Tombstones numbers and selected cuts from his just released "Devils Game" collection(2007/Saustex) which includes his 1999 release "Second Hand Sin", his 2000 live CD "Acoustica" and various odds and sods.

Discography

Solo Releases:
"Second Hand Sin" Hostage Records 1999
"Acoustica" Sacred Heart 2000
"7:30 a.m." Saustex 2003
"Dear Johnny" compilation Hairball 8 Records 2004
"Christmas On Red River" (radio single) Saustex 2005
"Devils Game" Saustex 2007

Set List

Original tunes from all of Stevie's solo releases as well as few selecct old-school covers.
1 to 3 sets.