Threadhead Records artist Marc Stone has just dropped his new 11-song studio release to rave reviews. Led by Marc's guitar and vocals, Trickeration and Rascality delivers original horn-driven blues, gritty funk-rock, and soulful acoustic tunes that pull from his extensive musical background and an exciting array of influences. Marc called on his favorite players to back him with veteran producer Vasti Jackson at the board. Terrance Simien, Big Al Carson, Rockin' Dopsie Jr., Kirk Joseph, Joe Krown, the Bonerama Horns, and a host of brilliant musicians all bring their wizardry to the tracks. The album hit the streets just in time for Marc's appearances at the 2010 French Quarter Festival and his debut as an artist at the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, where Marc's band lit up the festival's largest stage on a bill with the Allman Brothers Band and Levon Helm.
In addition to performing with his band around New Orleans and beyond, Marc frequently tours internationally with his band and with his acoustic Blues Duo, playing prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe. Marc is also a member of one of Louisiana's hottest Zydeco bands, Rockin' Dopsie Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters, and plays steel guitar with Africa-New Orleans super-group Ensemble Fatien. Ensemble Fatien released their debut on Threadhead Records this spring and have put on spectacular shows at both the French Quarter Festival and Jazz Fest. Projects produced by Marc and featuring many legends of Blues, Soul, R&B and Gospel have appeared at top name venues and festivals around the world, including Lincoln Center in New York City.
When he's not on stage or in the studio, Marc is on the air as host and programmer of the Soul Serenade every Tuesday from 2-4pm CST on New Orleans' Jazz and Heritage station, WWOZ 90.7-fm (www.wwoz.org). In his 10 years on the air Marc has built up a large and loyal listenership and hosted many living legends for on air performances and interviews.
As a producer, bandleader, or guitarist, Marc has worked with countless major roots music artists, including Eddie Bo, Betty Harris, the Campbell Brothers, Marva Wright, C.J. Chenier, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Anders Osborne, Anthony "Tuba Fats" Lacen, John Boutte, Papa John Gros, Harry "Big Daddy" Hypolite, Theresa Andersson and many others.
Check www.marcstonemusic.com and myspace.com/marcstonenola for info, updates and to book Marc in any of his musical configurations, anything from solo acoustic through full band!