Our newest CD is titled "Cruisin' For a Bluesin'"
If ya dig harmonica styles and Cruisin' and Bluesin' here are 14 tracks of all original tunes written by Stoney - West Coast, Texas and Chicago style blues, Funky Funk stuff, and even a Gospel tune (track 14)...
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(To preview the tunes on the left - AOL Users - please double click on the arrow at the left of each song title if clicking on song link brings up error box...)
A Few Press Quotes and Reviews:
And here is our latest CD Review, by world renowned Blues Guru, Peter Lauro...
STONEY AND THE HOUSE ROCKERS
"CRUISIN' FOR A BLUESIN"
BLUES FEVER PRODUCTIONS
BY PETER "BLEWZZMAN" LAURO © Blues Editor @ www.Mary4Music.com FEBRUARY 2008
On "CRUISIN' FOR A BLUESIN", Stoney and The House Rockers' debut CD, the band not only steps it up a few notches, but they shine while doing it... Fourteen very well done originals...
The title track describes something that I'm constantly doin', and that's "CRUISIN' FOR A BLUESIN". This one features the band in a soft but very tight groove backing up STONEY'S smooth vocals and sharp harpin'. TONY & MARK get in some nice guitar and piano highlights as well.
"TWO TIMIN' WOMAN" is a smoker that will even get the wallflowers movin' & groovin', and ANDRE & TOMMY would be the reasons for that. This one features some of the disc's best rhythm, making it impossible to be still. Of course STONEY gets his share of hot harp blowin' in there as well.
"TV DON'T CUT IT" features excellent vocals and good blues harp by STONEY, and the band is in a very smooth and jazzy jam behind them. What a nice blend on this very well done track.
"ONE STEP AT A TIME" will have you thinking you're listening to STONEY MARLEY AND THE JAMAICAN JUKES. The band gets big kudos for the great Reggae sound they've perfected on this one.... The magic these guys are working extends right into the next track, a superb instrumental titled "TRIBUTE TO TOOTS". Unquestionably, musically two of the discs best.
Pardon the pun, but "ICEMAN" is such a cool track. Once again, the band locks into a soft and way smooth groove, this time highlighted by the ever so lightly touching of the piano keys by MARK, while STONEY sings his heart out on the vocals. Add to that some of STONEY'S best harp work and this one's the real deal.
There is no questioning STONEY'S sincerity as he says "THANK YOU" to the Lord. This is obviously the Gospel according to STONEY... this one's all about him and his Savior. The feeling he's putting out and the spirituality of his lyrics sent chills through this sinners body.
STONEY, thank you for this song and this whole disc... Good job guys.
Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro
Blues Editor @ www.Mary4Music.com
"...lots of fine Chromatic harmonica work - especially track 7 - "Tribute to Toots" (Theilemans). This guy's a heck of a player..."
Doc "Mustang" Richie - Sherbert's, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
"The leader of the pack is Stoney, whose harmonica playing and lead vocals create the feel-good party atmosphere. Stoney has developed a style of his own, leading a band of seasoned pros with blues roots that branch out in countless directions."
Janet Begley - TC Palm News - Press Journal (Vero Bch., FL)
December 30, 2007
"Stoney and The House Rockers...rocked the streets with songs like their Detroit Boogie..."
Jo Ann Adorno - Melbourne Art Festival Music Highlights
Space Coast Chronicle,
"I could listen to Stoney blow that harp all day. It's magical stuff, I'm just not aware of many cats that play like he does these days."
Chris Long - Florida CDs In Review
"The House Rockers ROCKED and ROCKED.... I danced all night! Love that Whammer Jammer!"
Cindy Loretto, Florida Palm Review,
April , 2007
Stoney and The House Rockers is a rockin' five piece Blues and Funk band that will keep you groovin' to lotsa West Coast, Texas, and Chicago style blues and movin' to that Feel Good Funk...
Rockin' The House" is what they do best...
As Stoney always says, "IT'S SHOWTIME, BABY!!!"