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Stone Stanley is the musical project of Jason Trombley. Trombley is a singer/songwriter based out of Hesperia California, a high desert community in San Bernardino County.
Rooted in blues, rock and folk, the Stone Stanley musical experience is eclectic and oozing with Americana. In addition to Trombley, the current list of musicians recording and touring in Stone Stanley are not limited to, but include, Scott Longnecker (bass), Dan Stevens (drums/percussion), Ralph Gilbert (guitar) and Carlos Rojas (Drums/percussion).
Departing from the "soulfolk" and reggae-like sounds of their 2011 self titled debut album, Stone Stanley now relies on a more rock and blues oriented approach. The band consider their style of play as Mudstomp music.
Mudstomp music refers to the "high and lonesome" sound of high desert based country blues with emphasis on a backbeat, akin to "romping through the desert mud" amid heavy rain.
To achieve this sound, Trombley sits center stage like a 1930's Delta street performer, playing acoustic lap and/or traditional bottleneck style blues and rock guitar through Fender amplifiers. What's more is Trombley does so while keeping time on a bass and snare drum with his feet.
While Trombley's voice accompanies his drums and guitar playing, Scott Longnecker provides bottom end with a complimentary bass groove to Trombley's unorthodox approach. Dan Stevens adds a refreshing percussive element to the overall sound that enhances the essence of Trombley's original compositions. Ralph Gilbert accompanies on guitar with his own brilliant blend of roots and tradition to round out a unique and intriguing sound.
This sound can be heard on the upcoming, "Mudstomp Tapes" the bands follow up album, set to be released May 27, 2017.