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The best kept secret in music


"..the quality of the songs and music stood out from roughly 150 bands....they [Worry Stones] didn't have alot of hype going on about them coming into the event, but had alot of hype going out"<br>-Vikki Walls<br>Director Dewey Beach Music Festival and Conference - Eric Fine

“Worry Stones, who tend to leapfrog across genres with a sound described as "rock 'n' roll with blues-driven guitar [and] pop hooks, capture the attention of everyone in the room.”
January 9, 2003 - Derek Simmonsen

“It’s hard to put into words what good live music sounds like, but, to find out, try giving the album a listen. It’s got the live feel, and their energy seeps right into you. [This] live energy is what makes Worry Stones so appealing.”
June 3, 2003 - Matt Adkinson

“Worry Stones can boast 'Friday Night Fights,' one of the better bicker ballads Elvis Costello never wrote."
June 18-24, 2003 - Richard Gehr

“Vibey, fun, sweaty pop rock from this hard working band from the Washington DC area. Worry Stones present a highly accessible sound for today's market.”
October 2003 - Staff

“Worry Stones have become one of the DC area’s most popular bands.”
July 2003 - Mike Holden


NOVA Custom (2000) (LP)

You Don't Know What You're In For (2003) (LP)

Both albums are recieving both college and local radio rotation. CMJ charts.


Feeling a bit camera shy


Rising DC-area band, Worry Stones, began to truly take shape when mutual friend Steve Dawson ( Virginia Coalition ) introduced singer/guitarist Tim Metz and drummer Adam Dawson in 1999. Tim brought along singer/guitar virtuoso Erich Wildemann, who was a longtime pal. Jay Rapoport arrived soon thereafter to complete the circle with piano, Rhodes , Hammond organ and a third addition to the vocal harmonies. Worry Stones cycled through various bassists until Jeff Nesmith joined the band in the summer of 2002.
Within less than a year of getting together, Worry Stones recorded their demo, Nova Custom, which they released independently in October of 2000. The album has since sold over 4000 copies and received airplay on DC 101, 98 Rock and WHFS. For the first year and a half of the band’s career, Worry Stones worked tirelessly playing the clubs and bars, promoting Nova Custom , and making a name for themselves in the Washington , DC area.
By 2002, the touring schedule had expanded to larger venues further from home, as well as regular shifts at local hotspots Whitlow’s on Wilson (Arlington,VA) and Fat Tuesday’s (Fairfax,VA). The Worry Stones buzz had started. Lead singer Tim Metz worked with friends Virginia Coalition providing background vocals on “Moon in the Morning” (Rock n’ Roll Party). Worry Stones themselves returned to the studio to work on their much anticipated debut album.
With the help of producer Ted Comerford (ebo, Lucky Town, Long Stem Daisies) and mixing engineer Paul David Hager ( Emmet Swimming, Dixie Chicks, American Hi-Fi ) Worry Stones spent ten months in three different studios recording, arranging and perfecting "You Don’t Know What You’re In For" . The album was released to sell-out crowds in April of 2003.
Just recently, while holding down a heavy schedule, Worry Stones have traveled to Pittsburgh, PA, Nashville, TN, New York City, NY, Dewey Beach,DE and Somers Point,NJ developing a large fanbase. They have played for capacity crowds at national venues such as the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and the Ram’s Head Tavern in Annapolis, MD, – not to mention headlining a sold-out CD release show at, IOTA Club and Café in Arlington, VA. In June of 2003, Worry Stones headlined the famous State Theatre of Falls Church.
Worry Stones have shared the bill with such names as Everclear, Fighting Gravity, Ants Marching, The Presidents of the United States of America , and Uncle Cracker ; as well as local favorites Virginia Coalition, Juniper Lane and Brown Couch .
As You Don’t Know What You’re In For receives more radio play (DC 101, WJFK, WRNR Annapolis,) and climbs in Internet sales (CD Baby, AwareStore.com, and TowerRecords.com)
Worry Stones are working harder than ever, touring, writing and preparing new material for a third studio endeavor. While the band enjoys growing popularity and success, they try to make themselves as accessible as possible to new fans with an open taping policy, extensive Internet promotion, and growing street team.