“Poison & Medicine possesses catchy hooks, compelling introspection and songs that are simply fun to sing along to, marking perhaps a watershed moment in the already locally adored and internationally in-demand 45-year-old Stone’s career.”
– Frank Etheridge, Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans
New York City-born, New Orleans-adopted guitarist Marc Stone has become one of the most respected Blues and Roots artists in the Crescent City, earning him a “Best Blues Artist” nomination from Offbeat Magazine. Stone has spent the last 20+ years backing such an astounding litany of Louisiana Blues, R&B and Zydeco legends including Eddie Bo, Ernie K-Doe, Marva Wright, Tommy Ridgely, Marcia Ball, Henry Gray, Rockin’ Dopsie, C.J. Chenier, and Grammy winner Terrance Simien. Stone original music weds an impressive roots-music pedigree with red-hot slide playing and outstanding storytelling.
Stone’s impressive roots-music pedigree, red-hot slide playing and outstanding storytelling are all on fine display with his Louisiana Red Hot Records debut. The album features a stellar cast of New Orleans guests including percussion wizard Mike Dillon, the Bonerama Horns, the late great tenor sax master Tim Green, members of Galactic, Honey Island Swamp Band, and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Add to that a host of legendary vocalists including Big Al Carson, Benny Turner and Tanya and Lillian Boutte, the “family-affair” assembly drives a ground-breaking offering that spans the Southern musical spectrum from gospel to R&B and haunting Delta Swamp Blues.
2015 saw a breakthrough year for the New Orleans blues veteran that included two European tours, a Northeast tour in the fall, and the Marc Stone moniker added to Louisiana Red Hot Records’ powerhouse roster that includes the Honey Island Swamp Band, Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk, Glen David Andrews, and the New Orleans Suspects. Poison & Medicine is a grit and gristle collection of contemporary roots and blues with a seasoned and skillful architect at the helm.