Brian Stoltz | East Of Rampart Street

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East Of Rampart Street

by Brian Stoltz

After years of apprenticeship with the likes of the Neville Brothers,the "funky" Meters,Dr.John and Bob Dylan, Brian Stoltz has created the funkiest pop rock recording to come out of New Orleans in decades.
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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1. Jungle Funk
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2. Hoodoo Thing
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3. Seven Desires
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4. Down
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5. Funky Forever
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6. I Been Up All Night
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7. Norma's House
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8. My Debbie Lou
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9. This Old World
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10. Fearless
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11. Tangled, Twisted and Tossed
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12. Our Own Tears
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13. Take Your Heart Away
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Brian Stoltz has been gathering fans and is becoming known around the world as New Orleans' premiere singer/songwrite/guitarist. He has, in equal measure, based his career on virtuosity, raw emotion and a funky, yet blistering signature style.

The guitarist, while touring and recording for 10 years with the world renowned "First Family of Funk," the Neville Brothers, has created fluid and coherent bodies of work on his own. In addition to being in demand as a phenomenal guitarist, his skill as a songwriter has caught the attention of artists like Aaron Neville, the Neville Brothers, blues artist Coco Montoya, zydeco artist Zachary Richard and film director John Sayles.

Renowned for his awesome virtuosity and unmistakable sound, his performances have been featured on recordings by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Edie Brickell, Linda Ronstadt, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John and Aaron Neville to name a few.

Brian is currently touring and recording with Porter-Batiste-Stoltz,the Funky Meters, and is touring the country leading his own band in solo performances. He has also been travelling with the "Ultimate Six String Showdown" who along with himself features fellow guitar slingers Tab Benoit and Jimmy Thackery.

In television appearances including The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Austin City Limits, concerts with the Grateful Dead and Amnesty International, Brian has drawn critical acclaim. He has received awards from CMJ (College Music Journal) and the New Music Corporation for Lifetime Achievement. His co-written Healing Chant, performed by the Neville Brothers, won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental in 1991. He has performed on numerous music videos and his work has been called the highlight of movie soundtracks such as John Sayles' City of Hope and The Mighty Quinn.

Shortly before leaving the Neville Brothers in early 1990, Brian left his roots behind and travelled to New York City to help put together a new band Big Deep to record for RCA Records. Along with Brian, the band consisted of members from Pink Floyd, The The, and the Neville Brothers quickly gaining a reputation as somewhat of a supergroup. A shake up at the record company left some key players out of a job and Big Deep dropped from the label shortly before the record's official release. During this same period, Brian managed to find time to go on the road with Dr. John. Soon realizing that Big Deep was not as deep as it should have been, he returned to his roots and travelled and recorded with Dr. John for the next year, exploring the funky side of life.

Brian Stoltz has gained a reputation as a masterful and progressive singer/songwriter guitarist whose music has centered around his melodic and fluent fretboard mastery as well as a skill for powerful, emotional songwriting. In late 2000, he wrote and produced a CD titled Starving Buddha showcasing his capacity as a producer after years in the studio with industry greats like Daniel Lanois (U2, Dylan, Peter Gabriel) and Paul Simon. With the ascetic title Brian came up with on one of his frequent trips to India, Starving Buddha is rhythmically and texturally complex yet easy to listen to. A humorous and desirable dark aura surrounds this record winning it critical acclaim and great reviews for an internet only release.

Brian has been wooing fans for years and with his current project, a new CD titled "East Of Rampart Street" scheduled for release January 2003, he is showing himself to be an exceptionally talented singer and band leader.


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Keith Elliott

It don't get better than "New Orleans Funk"
There must be something in the water down in Louisianna. From the first cut to the last "East of Rampart Street" is full of killer funk grooves, all showcasing Brian Stoltz stellar guitar playing. This CD has the honor of sitting along side my Sonny Landreth and Shane Theriot CD's, and that is saying something!

Tom Murphy

I love this cd Brian is a great player. I learned about Brian from Tab Benoit from The Sea Saint Sessions Now im into Funk. Music opens up so many doors.Thanks for the great music.


Funk/rock is in da house!
The Brian Stoltz cd is killa! Really good guitar work and I hope to hear more from Brian in the future. Not a weak track on the thing. The Playmate in the thong bikini who delivered the cd on a satin pillow was a nice touch too! Thanks a million, CDBaby!! Funky Forever!!

Paul Toracinta

"It's the kind of stuff that can get you a speeding ticket if you're not careful
Radlist review of Brian Stoltz's East Of Rampart Street
January 2003

We all know how it often takes time for a CD to grow on you, and the first listen isn't always what you think you'd expect... Well after this morning, I now have a different attitude about that whole concept. From the first few seconds, the Brian Stoltz CD, "East of Rampart Street" immediately grew on me and everyone else within ear shot in the office this morning, with everybody dancing and grooving at their desks and work areas. The ones sitting all got funk neck going on as I watch them!!! TURN IT UP!!! TURN IT UP!!!

The guitar work is great throughout, from sparse funk single note riffs to thick and heavy textured solos and fills. There are some drum loops used, but Brian does them extremely well and they always fit. He also pulls of some wicked bass playing too!! This CD has a life, breathes and easily stands on it's own... or should I say bounces on it's own! Mostly funk and each track very different from the next.
There are three songs that break away from the funky theme, but they have their place here and fit well. One of them "My Debbie Lou" which is a honky tonk swing type tune has great pedal steel and rockabilly guitar riffs. "This Old World" shows that Brian the guitarist has great chops on acoustic guitar too... it has it's own groove and it moves nicely. "Fearless" is one most may have heard before, but this time, Brian is holding the vocals. These three songs are grouped together on the CD, followed by three more funk drenched Stoltz originals. Every song has it's hook and none of them have to stretch... but you want them to!! Seeing this all done live will surely be something to hear and see!
Produced by Brian Stoltz and Co-Produced by George Cureau
Brian has nothing to prove as a musician OR producer!! This effort is definitely something to be VERY proud of!! You get one hour, one minute and seven seconds and thirteen tracks of mostly thick unadulterated funk! This CD is steeped in, and drips the funk. It's the kind of stuff that can get you a speeding ticket, if you're not careful. Just follow the bounce and have a ball!