We know it isn’t Monday, but we just couldn’t wait to share our newest musical find! Summer is all about finding the perfect tunes for your road trip, and we’ve been blasting the bluesy Tedo Stone. Stone is a Covington native who is making a splash as the next folk-rock superstar.
Tedo Stone began learning and playing music from a very early age. His father and brothers all played instruments and handed down their knowledge (and instruments) to the young star. Tedo would hone his stage presence in motorcycle bars around Covington when he was just 12 years old.
Stone cites artists like Patsy Cline and Otis Redding as having the most impact on his performance and it shows. His sound is a miraculous throwback of southern indie rock, blasting blues hooks, and strong vocals.
But, Tedo Stone’s sound has been evolving in recent years. When you listen to his 2013 debut album, Good
Go Bad, the sound is more glam jam, with rollicking pop tones.
While hanging out in Athens, Georgia Stone’s sound and his stage performances began including wailing guitars and his vocals took on a completely raw, tonal sound akin to Neil Young and company. He liked it.
And, he obviously took some notes from his Athens counterparts. The result? 2015’s Marshes.
Marshes is a complete triumph for the local artist. Under the guidance of producer Drew Vandenberg, whose work can be seen on artist’s albums like Deerhunter and of Montreal, Stone was able to ground himself in pure rock and roll. The entire album was recorded in one room, with a core band.
BandCamp.com wrote that Stone’s
sophomore album reflects “the swampy mires that Stone grew up around, Marshes is an album of deep grooves and assured writing that will find its way into your rotation with an endlessly repeatable appeal.”
Check out this exciting new artist, Tedo Stone, and his phenomenal album Marshes today! Start your summer off with some groovy new tunes from a Covington native. Trust us. You’ll be playing this entire album on repeat. Some of our favorites have been the title track “Marshes”, with it's blues riffs and uplifting vocals. Listen to Tedo Stone's Marshes and be sure to tell us your favorite tracks on our Facebook page!