Mark Stone And The Dirty Country Band – Featured Band On 365 Radio Network
Mark Stone and The Dirty Country Band is a 3 piece Country Rock, Southern Rock from Delano, MN influenced by bands like Ian Gillian, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Leslie West, Mountain, Allman Brothers, Carol King, 38 Special, Eagles, Nazereth..
Mark Stone is the lead Singer Guitar Player and mad scientist behind Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band. The Grunge group that he was in “Juggernaut” was Mildly successful and signed with Noise Records. Just like all the other horror stories you hear the band became victim and spontaneously combusted. In the wake of the demise of the group named ironically after an unstoppable force he discovered freedom. Necessity breeds invention. After almost 10 years he was without a band or a writing partner, but there was no one to argue with. The direction was solely his own. He could make music that he felt in his soul. Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band was Born.
“I couldn’t just call it Mark Stone there were already published musicians with works under there belt of the same name. I eventually wanted this project to be a band but I figured if I made the music I could attract the players that identified with the vision they heard. Mark Stone=me and the DIRTY=Grunge influence of the past Country=influence of the present Band=Goal of like minded musicians Johnny Strutt on Drums, Todd Jameson on Bass..
Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band is on the dusty trail to turning Midwestern Country and Southern Rock to 11 one gig at a time.”
Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band previously released a self-titled debut EP that was primarily performed by Stone, which was met in the music community to notable acclaim, even scoring Stone a nomination at the “I Love Music Awards” for the song ‘Drink the Pain Away.’
In January 2015, Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band released the full album ‘The Sequel,’ which was heralded by the Austin Chronicle as “what a honky tonk bar brawl between Skynyrd, The Eagles, and Alice in Chains would sound like.”
More recently, however, Stone has taken the band on the road and filled its positions with Todd Jameson on bass and Johnny Strutt on drums.
On April 1st of this year, Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band will released their latest studio endeavor, a compelling new EP entitled ‘Trifecta’.
The aptly-titled collection of songs will mark the band’s third release since its inception in 2012 as Stone’s own solo project.
A release party was scheduled in Minneapolis the day of the EP’s debut.
They’ve taken the stage at venues like SXSW and the Moondance Jammin Country Fest. They’ve quickly become one of the premier country rock acts in the indie scene, so much so that they were selected as one of eight bands to perform in the Hard Rock Rising Midwest Regional Battle of the Bands. (The competition fielded over 1,000 entries.)
Moving forward, Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band are continuing to blaze a trail forward as one of the most exciting country rock acts around.
Mark Stone: Vocals and Guitar
Todd Jameson :Bass and Vocals
Johnny Strutt : Drums