Where are you from?
I’m from Massachusetts, currently living in Bastrop, Texas, just outside of ATX.
Name of band:
Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band.
Who else is in your band?
Montana Max, Nelson Bass & Ken Thurman on Drums
How would you describe yourselves?
What a honky tonk bar brawl between The Eagles, Skynyrd and Alice In Chains sounds like.
Who are your main influences musically?
All of the above along with Charlie Daniels, Thin Lizzy, Marshall Tucker, Grand Funk Railroad.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
I want to write a song that lives beyond me. I’d be totally cool with a one-hit wonder. It’s way better than no hits.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Got to play SXSW2014 X2 that’s pretty cool. Honestly I just dig new radio ads. Luckily a lot of folks are tied into Twitter and some of them let us know when they are playing us and I totally dig that it makes my day.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
We got stiffed by a club that shall remain nameless no need in giving them any attention beyond the idea of not keeping your word in this line of work travels fast and I believe the club is already under new management
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
WOW you didn’t say there would be hard questions. It’s hard to some up this project in one song and that’s what I like about it we go from traditional country sounds to southern rock turned to 11 or gruntry but I suppose “Whiskey Talkin’” http://bit.ly/WhiskeyTalkin is the song that really kick started the whole thing.
Where can we listen to it?
I included a YouTube bit link or you can listen to music right from our Facebook page http://facebook.com/markstonemn and click the big blue play triangle next to the likes counter.
Where can we find out more about your music?
OK. There’s a ton of places because I feel like Facebook could meet the same fate as Myspace at some point and because I think it’s important to engage the internet like it’s communities you tour so I hope I don’t over extend my welcome but it’s a pretty long list and I’ve even shortened a bit
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mst0ne -My Radio Show Wednesday 5:30-6pmCST
http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/mst0ne -Electronic Press Kit
http://markstonemn.com - My Website
Anything else you’d like to say about your band/music that I forgot to ask?
My favorite quote about the band actually happened very recently and it goes like this “Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band has everything I love about Rock n Roll and none of the things I dislike about Country.” I love that. I think Country in the name throws a lot of people off including some of the folks that are expecting traditional country sounds and nothing but that.
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