Topic: Stoney Broke

26th August - The Quakerhouse; Darlington

So, is 5pm late afternoon or early evening? That’s the only question I have after spending a couple of hours watching a full acoustic gig at Darlington Quakerhouse by Stoney Broke, easily the best full acoustic I’ve been to since Josh Doyle swung by a couple of years ago; And I recommend you check out Josh to know the yardstick I’m using.
Anyway, this is about Stoney Broke, and a captivating 2 hours of self penned oldies and newbies breezed through so effortlessly, even the lad himself missed his mid-point break. Not easy to pick out a particular favourite from the originals but Sticky Situation, Castles, The Curse, Love Song & Nothin’ But The Truth are up there. These are peppered with a few, well-chosen covers, little touch of Leadbelly (As The Crow Flies), stripping back Quo’s Caroline to some rootsy blues, and even giving Etta James a John Lee Hooker work-over and to end with, a mach-up medely that started California Dreaming and got to Hey Joe via All Round The Watchtower.
Excellent strong voice, not overpowering, but never flickered over a 2 hour set, lively guitar, especially over the looping and loved the lap-jack work (which I’m always a sucker for).
Missed Stoney Broke’s last couple of visits to the area earlier this year, so I was determined not to miss one, especially being a full-set, and glad I made the effort. Just don’t be like Josh and make us wait 3 years between visits (though to be fair, he has to travel from Tennessee….).

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

Re: Stoney Broke

All I have access to is an EP titled If It Ain't Broke.  I agree he's a great guitarist with a better than average voice.

Re: Stoney Broke

Curby wrote:

All I have access to is an EP titled If It Ain't Broke.  I agree he's a great guitarist with a better than average voice.

Yeah, that's all that is available commercially though he does still do older songs he hasn't formally recorded; yet, though he's currently working & recording a debut full album.
Check his YouTube channel as there's some cracking video recorded back in the Spring at Sedgefield Blues Club (one of my locals).

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........

Re: Stoney Broke

Young Stoney's rollin'...….   Sorry, couldn't resist...

18 Jan Live at Kinmount Hotel, Dumfries Carrutherstown,
26 Jan Live at Big Burns Supper, festival Hub Dumfries,
03 Feb Big Burns Supper at The Coach and Horses, Dumfries Dumfries,
05 Apr Live at Barrels Ale House, Berwick Berwick-upon-tweed,
21 Apr Live at The Quakerhouse Darlington,
26 Apr Live at Bannerman's Bar, Edinburgh (Supporting Mike Tramp) Edinburgh,
28 Apr Live at Honey Bees Blues Club, Sheffield Sheffield, United Kingdom

All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........