Ralph’s Reviews: Stoney Run Group – Self-titled
Stoney Run Group’s self-titled album, released in October 2017, has a definite 70s vibe with a few twists, for a sound that can be described as psychedelic indie rock. There a some hints of reggae (“All the Reasons”), jazz (“Only Waiting For You”) and blues (“Red Car”). You can hear the influence of jam bands like Little Feat, The Grateful Dead, and Phish, without the long, drawn-out 20 minute delivery of a 5-minute song which is often pretty cool live, but not necessarily ideal listening in the recorded version.
The album features some excellent lead guitar work by Colin Wolf and soft, smooth vocals on several tracks from Marie Defillips. There are some nice harmonies on “Before the Moment’s Gone,” one of the album’s more upbeat tracks on the album. Bob Van Duren (bass) and Kevin Kunkle (drums) round out the lineup.
If psychedelic indie rock with a heavy 70’s influence is your thing, you will definitely enjoy giving this album a listen. You can follow The Stoney Run Group on Facebook, and check out the album via Spotify below. They have what looks like a very busy schedule in the Lehigh Valley over the next few months, which should give you ample opportunity to go check them out live.