The Stony Creek Band, celebrating its 41st anniversary this year, features (left to right): John Strong on guitar; Fred Lantz on mandolin; Hank Soto, guitar; Mike Lomaestro, drums; and Dave Maswick, bass. Photo by Cheri Bordelon
The ever-popular Stony Creek Band, which has earned considerable acclaim over four decades, is scheduled to perform in Chestertown Thursday July 24 on the lawn of the Chester Municipal Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The free concert is an installment of the Music on Main Street series sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Business Alliance, which has for two years been revitalizing Chestertown and Horicon and nearby communities.
Purveyors of infectious Americana roots music, the Stony Creek Band has made their mark since the late 1970s on the regional music scene with their enduring blend of country-rock music. Through the years, they’ve gained notoriety, performing with such stellar groups as Poco, Charlie Daniels Band, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Hailed by critics, their repertoire has grown to include an eclectic Americana sound which mixes covers and originals.
In conjunction with an appearance at Caffe Lena, a critic said: “Their inspiring songs ring with the strong and poignant voices of everyday heroes. Never saccharine or self-absorbed, Stony Creek is a band of mature, seasoned artists who play with an intuition only possible among first-rate artists whose collaboration has spanned four decades.”