Stoni Taylor & Miles Of Stones

Stoni Taylor & Miles Of Stones

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandRockBlues

Imagine blues-funk grooves steeped in a rock aesthetic, a touch of folk and gospel roots topped by a wholly distinctive voice and you'll begin to have the flavor of Stoni Taylor & Miles Of Stones. Think early Kravitz meets Wonder meets a male version of Joplin with a Marley vibe.

Biography

"Well...how did I get here...?" Stoni Taylor & Miles Of Stones have definitely taken the roads less travelled, and their music reflects that sense of itinerant longing.

Spearheaded by frontman and Atlanta native Stoni Taylor, he of the unmistakable voice and clever turn of phrase, and backed by comrades-in-arms Miles Of Stones (New Orleans-bred Edgar Clark Jr. on drums, Detroiter Tami Stanko on bass and Andrew Haddad of Atlanta on lead guitar), the group delivers seamless grooves and powerful musicianship. With Stoni throwing in bits of organ and rhythm guitar to round out the arrangements, the band somehow knows how to keep it loose while keeping it tight.

While it's fair to say that the band's influences are broad and deep, everything from traditional gospel to 70s singer-songwriters to hip-hop to rock and back, they are able to elegantly combine and conquer, fusing disparate voices into something new, yet familiar and engaging.

Both self-assured and unassuming, Stoni and the group create a vibe where the audience feels as though they are sharing in some secret, ancient wisdom, all while having a damn good time!

Discography

Full length releases:
"Son Of The One" (2007)

Currently the band is mixing and mastering "VuDou Rivers", their second independent effort, set for release late summer/early fall of 2012.

Tracks:
"Nu Rose", from the release "Son Of The One" has received some attention and airplay via internet radio

Set List

VuDOU Rivers
Tease
Mojo
Drew
The Gosple
Superstitious "Stevie Wonder"
Nu Ace
Nu Rose
Grand Beliefs
Exodus "Bob Marley"
Army Of Me "Bjork"
Beautiful People "Marilyn Manson"
11th Hour
Still Here
Now Do You Believe
Super Powers
Gypsy
Muddy