The Blue Stones
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The Blue Stones

The Blue Stones were a little surprised to learn that their latest album, 2012’s “How’s That Sound?”, was on Bandcamp’s best-selling list. At the same time, it was more of a revelation as to how far they’d come; the alternative indie-blues duo had made a serious impression on everyone they’d come across since hitting the road in 2010.

Not having a third member to fill another rhythm role, the Windsor, Ontario based duo developed an original characteristic to the sounds of the bands that influenced them, such as Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, MUTEMATH and The Black Keys. “We never had a bass player in our early jams, so we subconsciously compensated for one in the music,” says guitarist/vocalist Tarek Jafar.

Apparently it’s worked, since as mentioned before, the group has reached top-level sales on the popular Bandcamp.com, even despite maintaining a ‘pay-what-you-can’ sales model for their records. The duo’s music has also been featured numerous times on major network television.

More importantly, crowds across Canada and hometown-neighbouring Detroit, MI have been stunned by the energy and force behind their loud, dominant live performances – especially for just two dapper guys. The Blue Stones create a killer hi/lo effect; contrasting their slick and put together look with their rough and rollicking live show. Heart, soul and sweat characterize every Blue Stones spectacle – you can’t help but be pulled in from the moment the first note is played.

The two are elated to have played with premiere acts and in national festivals; however, they’d like to achieve an even greater reach to bigger audiences around all of North America and the world. “After two releases and a third in the works, we’re looking to make this our ‘day-job’ as it were – to hit the road relentlessly,” says drummer Justin Tessier. “We love this too much to keep it hid in southwestern Ontario.”

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