Stonehill

Stonehill

 Orange, California, USA
BandFolkRock

Since their inception in 2010, Stonehill has created a rabid fan base thanks to their sensational live shows and debut EP. The band’s latest work continues to fuse folk intricacies with thumping beats in creating a unique sound that is equal parts awesome and inspiring. With emotionally charged tracks like “Freedom Hill” and fist-pumping anthems like “The Day After,” Stonehill is a must-see live and must-hear often.

Biography

Brothers Caleb and Nathan Stanton have been playing music together for years. Both grew up playing the piano, and started adding more instruments to their repertoire as middle schoolers. Caleb attended college in a far away land called Kansas, thus halting the brothers' musical exploits for four years. In Kansas, however, Caleb grew an appreciation for historical American music - specifically bluegrass. Today, many of Stonehill's songs contain bluegrass-influenced acoustic guitar and banjo.

Following college, both Caleb and Nathan got "real jobs," like good American boys do. After a few years of that, however, they decided music was what genuinely inspired them, so they formed the band Stonehill. Joining the brothers were their good friends Christian Vandal and Ian Jahns, who happen to be crazy talented. The full band only recently began playing together, Summer 2010, but has already generated a core, rapidly growing fan base and interest from independent record labels.

Currently, the guys are enjoying playing shows for real people who love real music. They feel blessed to have played with some amazing groups such as double-platinum recording artist, Vertical Horizon. In 2011, the band looks forward to working with Green Lifestyles, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting positive messaging in the entertainment industry. You can check them out at http://greenlifestyles.org

A few of Stonehill's musical and lyrical influences are: Frightened Rabbit, Third Eye Blind, Mumford and Sons, U2, Coldplay, Flogging Molly, and Ani DiFranco. Eclectic, we know. We like it that way...

Lyrics

Freedom Hill

Written By: Stonehill

We were lost, never finding the road to Freedom Hill
When we met Hungry Child, chained from head to heel
But we turned, we looked far away - pretend he is not real
And the shackles still remain

Oh, Child, there is a place where the hungry eat their fill
And dignity is not disgraced for a sick man's dollar bill
Oh, Beast of Apathy, we're going for the kill
Where courage meets injustice lies the road to Freedom Hill

Many miles, growing weary, our hearts were heavy still
When we noticed our own chains - bound by our own will
Still, we turned, we looked far away - pretend they are not real
And the shackles still remain

Oh, Child, there is a place where the hungry eat their fill
And dignity is not disgraced for a sick man's dollar bill
Oh, Beast of Apathy, we're going for the kill
Where courage meets injustice lies the road to Freedom Hill

Discography

Stonehill - The E.P. (2010)
- Canvas
- Song #3
- The Tide
- Freedom Hill