STONEY B. - The Blues Against Hunger Jamboree! is excited and honored to announce Stoney B. will be joining our fight against hunger as one of the All-Star Celebrity Players that will be sitting in during the performance in Rosarito Beach this July 1st at Cerveceria Surf Sushi Pub KM41 from 2PM - 5PM. This is a FREE EVENT, Please bring any non-expired, non-perishable food donation and support Stoney's effort to fight hunger and enjoy some great blues and jazz. SAVE YOUR SEAT!
|Stoney B. Blues Band|
Stoney B (Michael Stone) was born May 29th, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up listening to the blues. His father Lil' Howling Wolf, who now lives in Memphis, Tennessee, played and performed the blues in Chicago. Stoney B’s passion for the blues really took hold when he began teaching himself the bass guitar at the age of 13. Stoney B started performing at age 15 in his first band called The Rayshons. They performed and competed mostly in talent shows including one he recalls against The Jackson 5 at the Regal Theatre.
Since then he has continued to fulfill his heartfelt desire of bringing his music to audiences around the US. In 2013, with 46 years of experience, he has become a highly accomplished guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and recording artist of the Blues. Stoney B not only has lots of talent but that wonderful gift of communication which grabs people’s attention as he brings them into a truly enjoyable, masterful and often humorous experience as he entertains them with the Down Home Blues. He feels and shares at a soulful level the essence of the blues with strong influences from Muddy Waters, BB King and Jimmy Reed.
Stoney B is the real deal, a true Blues Man. He was born in Chicago. He grew up listening to his father, Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf, playing the Blues and his dad learnt his Blues from the Chicago Blues Legend, Howling Wolf. During Stoney B's career, he has played behind well-known Blues Musicians such as Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Johnny Guitar Embry and the Blues Kings, Son Thomas, Homesick James, Lovie Lee, Roosevelt Boobie Barnes and Willie Mississippi Foster.
He has come to California by way of the Southern states where he spent most of his time in New Orleans. There he played for 14 years in the clubs along Bourbon Street and in a well-known partnership as a street musician with Grandpa Elliott. The ‘Stoney B and Grampa Show’ entertained thousands of people and is talked about all around the world. Grampa Elliott now plays for the international touring act ‘Playing for Change’.
In 2018, Stoney B, with 50 years of experience has become a highly accomplished Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter and Recording Artist of the Blues. He feels and shares at a soulful level the essence of the Blues with strong influences from Muddy Waters, BB King and Jimmy Reed.
The Band delivers an outstanding Blues Show of Chicago and Southern Style Blues played by Masters of the Blues. Stoney B’s soulful licks and brilliant guitar riffs and his dynamic vocals will transfix you as he delivers heart and soul felt Blues. His Band has Lance Dieckmann who is a well known and highly respected local musician whose powerful Vocals and Harmonica playing always leaves people amazed. On the Keyboards is Pat Kelley a wonderful entertainer and musician.
Look out people…this Band will grab your attention, keep you listening, laughing, dancing and wanting more. That is why this is the New Blues Experience that’s got people talkin’ …..
ENDORSEMENTS:Nov 11th, 2014
I've known Stoney B since the early 80's when I was still playing with Willie Dixon. During that time I was also playing a lot with Stoney's father, "Little Wolf", who was (and still is) one of the best interpreters of Howling Wolf's style. Stoney B was a young fiery guitar player and credible singer even back then. Over the years he has matured into a fine seasoned blues veteran. He certainly is worthy of more recognition. If you have the opportunity, I recommend checking out Stoney B Blues. He is the real deal.
Stoney B Blues,
It has been an honor being your Dad. Stepping in my shoes through your music, my soul has truly been blessed knowing that you are carrying on my legacy. For many years your music has allowed you to travel cross country and successfully entertain people
Son, I cherish our time we shared together and the moments we have enjoyed with the blues and that we both have the Blues to the bone.
Go forth boldly in your blues world, your music has kept us going when you didn't have anything else, this is your season. You go beyond your job stretching yourself to please and make your audience feel good.
Stoney B, those you meet along the way are touched by your singing plus you are one of the most influential Blues Guitarist around.
I personally want to thank you for standing in the gap for me since I am not able to do this work anymore.
Best wishes in your future, you have my Blessing, your Dad,
Lil Howlin Wolf.
VENUES PLAYED:Since his arrival in San Diego in 2010 Stoney B has opened for BB King in 2011 and 2014 at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay; His Band has played Calgary International Blues Festival in 2013; opened for and hosted the Orange County Film Festival in 2012; Baja Blues Festival in 2012; Brea Jazz Festival in 2011 and 2012; His Band and he performed his "Big Sweet Daddy Peaches Show" at Temecula Old Theater in 2013 and Escondido Performing Arts Center in 2013 and the Saville Theater in San Diego late 2012; he has played Gator By The Bay 2012 and 2013; New Blues Festival in Long Beach 2014; Tijuana Jazz Festival in 2015 and his band has performed at many Summer Concerts around San Diego County every year. He has also been a featured artist with Grampa Elliott at the Washington Parish State Fair in Franklinton, Louisiana for 12 years and played with his Band there in 2011 and 2012;
Stoney B is the founder and host of San Diego's Blues Summit which he began in 2012 and has successfully staged this event each year since then; his Band has played locally at many venues including Pala Casino; Santa Ysabel Casino; Humphreys Backstage Lounge; House Of Blues; Patricks; Hennessey's Gaslamp; Gaslamp Speakeasy; Hooleys Irish Pubs; The Riviera Resort Palm Springs; Kona Kai; Julien Blues Bash 2011; Spring Harp Fest 2012; Balboa Park Twilight Series; Adams Avenue Street Fair; Ocean Beach Street Fair; Miramonte Winery Temecula; Lorimar Winery Temecula; Olde Ship British Santa Ana; ABC in LA; and Fullerton Summer Concert;
The Bands CD releases in 2011 and 2012 were nominated for the Best Blues CD in San Diego Music Awards in those same years.
If you are looking for a Blues Band that plays variety with great entertainers and excellent musicians this is the Band for you. Blues lovers in San Diego have come to realize just who Stoney B Blues is: A blue blood musician? For sure. An entertainer and crowd pleaser? Most definitely. A talented ambassador of the down home blues? Without question.
REMEMBER: 'You can' t lose with the stuff we use when we are playing the Blues'