Stoney B was born in Chicago in 1954. He grew up listening to his father, Lil' Howling Wolf play the blues and his father learnt his blues from 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, Lavelle White, Lovie Lee, Roosevelt Boobie Barnes and Willie Mississippi Foster.
In 2020, Stoney B, with over 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 Chicago and Southern old school blues with strong influences from Muddy Waters, BB King and Jimmy Reed. He is noted for his dynamic vocals and soulful guitar. 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.
"You guys were smok'n baby!! ... once you kicked in with some Muddy Waters and Little Walter the crowd was hooked. I had so many people coming up to me saying "these guys are BAD ASS". I said "I know!! That's why I brought them in." I don't think people are going to be saying "Who is Stoney B?" anymore. I have a good ear when it come to music and you cats were off the hook..."
Cande Avila..Lead Volunteer and Promoter Brea Jazz Festival
FROM OUR FANS:
"Stoney B Blues is amongst the heaviest of the heavy-hitters in the San Diego blues community. When he takes the stage, be it a small venue or concert stage, you sense that you're in the presence of the real thing. A genuine Chicago-style bluesman, he blends his sweetly melodic vocals with pure-tone Stratocaster licks to give him a unique sound duplicated by none. When you're hear Stoney play, you hear his soul."
"Stoney, you bare the heart and soul of the Blues!!! That means, your music communicates in the language that my heart understands and my soul feels. No other words for it."
The Stoney B Blues Band is the new blues experience
that's got people talkin'...
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.
'You can't lose with the stuff we use when we are playing the Blues'