NEW SOUL FINDERS!
to release debut single with all-star cast
New Orleans, LA. Feb 29, 2020
New Orleans' hottest new Funk and Soul collective is about to drop their debut single, and it's straight fiya!
Queen of the Funk Marilyn Barbarin brings the same intensely soulful vocals that drove her performances on Funk classics like "Reborn" and "Can I Be Your Squeeze?" when she was only a teen to this brand new tune.
Written by New Soul Finders! founder and guitarist Marc Stone with his long time Europe touring partner Christof Waibel. Co-produced by Stone and Tank and the Bangas' producer Keenan McCrae, the track features an iconic bass line from Radiators/Professor Longhair veteran Reggie Scanlan, deep beats from Dr. John drummer Terry Scott, Jr. and living legend/Professor Longhair percussion master Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, a super fat horn arrangement by young lions the Naughty Professor Horns, psychedelic guitar touches from Papa Mali, tasty organ work by Mikey B3 Burkart and Stone's chanky rhythm and liquid slide guitar.
Check out this vid of Marilyn, Marc and the New Soul Finders w sp guests Papa Mali, the Naughty Horns, Jordan Anderson and Mikayla Braun as they burn up Marilyn's 1969 Eddie Bo produced Funk masterpiece "Reborn". Fiya!!!
Check out Marc's brand new Live in Europe album - "a jaw dropping night..tht builds to an Allmans-esque climax of "Mountain Jam proportions...lightning in a bottle" according to OffBeat Magazine, who nominated the record "Best Blues Album" in their 2018 Best of the Beat Awards.
Featuring the studio single "Digitized" with N.O. Funk and Soul legend Marilyn Barbarin, Grammy-winning Blues and Roots rebel Alvin Youngblood Hart, psychedelic Soul shaman Papa Mali and genre-bending percussion visionary Mike Dillon. OffBeat calls "Digitized" "A swampy romp... a protest anthem for the times...the song swings courtesy of an all-star roster"
Marc Stone Band w Bonerama Horns Live Promo Reel
"DIGITIZED" w/ Marilyn Barbarin, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Papa Mali, Mike Dillon
MSB w Mike Dillon @ dba 5.28.15
"When You're Bad"
MSB @ Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival 10.18.14
New Soul Finders! featuring
Marilyn Barbarin, Papa Mali, Reggie Scanlan & Kirk Joseph
@ Little Gem Saloon 5.3.17
"I've Got Reasons"
Marc Stone w Christof Waibel Wirtschaft. Dornbirn, Austria
New York born, New Orleans trained Roots and Blues slide guitarist, songwriter and vocalist Marc Stone worked his way up from the streets of the French Quarter and the feet of the masters to become a prominent presence on the Crescent City scene. His energized performances with his band, solo/acoustic or with his over-the-top all-star projects, are a staple at clubs and festivals in New Orleans and have brought him to over 20 countries worldwide. Stone's extensive song book criss crosses the highways and side roads of American music, while his originals cut their own path with a unique, fiery blend of Roots styles informed by two decades of backing icons and architects of Rock & Roll, New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul and Zydeco.
Off stage Stone keeps the music flowing as host of the "Soul Serenade" on New Orleans' beloved Jazz and Heritage station WWOZ 90.7-fm. A lifetime of performing in the US and over a decade of touring in Europe have earned him loyal fans on both sides of the Atlantic.
Ever exploring sifferent combinations of people and sounds, Stone's special projects find him collaborating with contemporary Roots music grand masters including Walter "Wolfman" Washington, John Mooney, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Benny Turner, the Campbell Brothers, Amanda Shaw, Marilyn Barbarin, Betty Harris, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr., Shannon McNally, Reggie Scanlan, Dave Malone and Camile Baudoin of the Radiators, while his guitar skills have been utilized by everyone from legends like Eddie Bo, Marva Wright, Terrance Simien, Marcia Ball, Henry Gray, Ernie K-Doe, Tommy Ridgely, Dr. John, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Allen Toussaint to jam band stalwarts Leftover Salmon and Col. Bruce Hampton, groundbreaking NOLA-Africa fusion group Fatien, Hip Hop producer Dani Kartel and cutting edge original artists including Cole Williams and Micah McKee and Little Maker.
MARC STONE BAND & PROJECTS
MARC STONE BAND - NOLA
Terry Scott, Jr. drums
Keiko Komaki keys
Noah Young - bass
MARC STONE BAND - EUROPE
Christof Waibel keys (duo also*)
Lorenzo Muki Wilson (USA) bass
Terry Scott, Jr. (USA) - drums/vox
JOHN MOONEY & MARC STONE duo
NEW SOUL FINDERS!
w Marylin Barbarin, Reggie Scanlan, Papa Mali and more
for Marc's projects include - Bonerama Horns,
Walter Wolfman Washington, Benny Turner, Chuck Campbell, Roosevelt Collier, Reggie Scanlan, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Papa Mali, Kirk Jospeh, Roger Lewis, Bruce Sunpie Barnes, Naughty Professor Horns
Photos by Rick Moore
Every now and then you have to put the guitar down for a minute. The only thing that inspires Marc like the hum of an old tube amp is the sweet, sweet crackle of old records. A lifelong devotee of fine vinyl, Marc's passion for collecting records and dissecting licks, lyrics and liner notes was steeped in his grandfather's love of his prized 78s and his stepfather's collection of cool jazz, hard bop and three decades worth of Rock and Roll.
After a lifetime spinning records for friends and fellow musicians at home and at parties, Marc took to the airwaves on world renowned Jazz and Heritage Station WWOZ, 90.7-fm, New Orleans. In 2001 he became host of his weekly Soul Serenade program, spinning classics and rarities from a broad cross section of American roots styles and hosting a steady stream of legends and up-and-comers for interviews and live performances.
Marc has taken his deep knowledge, keen programming sense and and wicked vinyl collection from the radio studio to the stage with DJ sets at premium venues and events in New Orleans. His club sets rock the house while digging deep into the farthest corners of the vinyl trove. For private clients Marc's vast, genre crossing collection and deft touch insure the right vibe every time.