The Stanfields, Artist of the Week
Runs Jan. 27th-31st.
The Stanfields are a Canadian rock music group, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The band blends a hard rock style with elements of traditional Atlantic Canadian folk music.
Formed in 2008, the band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Jon Landry, guitarist Jason MacIsaac, bouzouki player Jason Wright, bassist Craig Eugene Harris and drummer Mark Murphy. They released their debut album Vanguard of the Young & Reckless in 2010, and followed up with Death & Taxes in 2012, now their new one was released in Oct., 2013 – For King & Country
For King and Country is the bands latest release. It is an acoustic follow-up to the highly successful Death & Taxes (2012). On the acoustic project, vocalist Jon Landry said “it was our collective desire to return to the core of what makes our band tick”.
The band won two awards at the 2013 East Coast Music Awards, winning Group Recording of the Year for Death & Taxes and the Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year
Everyone has a story to tell about The Stanfields – if you don’t, give it time.
They are a maelstrom of rock ‘n’ roll, Celtic and bluegrass. The Stanfields play every show like it’s their collective last night on earth. Their kitchen party harmonies, thunderous rhythm section, high-octane stage show and genuine chemistry have won over audiences clear across the nation.
Inciting mosh pits and still making Mom proud, The Stanfields attract fans of all classes and creeds that vocalist Jon Landry affectionately describes as “people who work hard and play hard, and are the most generous, down to earth and supportive people that one could ever hope to meet.”
There are no glamorous motives – just five working class Canadians with an honest desire to entertain.
It started in 2008 when The Stanfields took the East coast entirely by storm with their rhythm-fueled hard rock laced with traditional roots sounds. Coming onto the scene with a single entitled “The Dirtiest Drunk (in the History of Liquor)” and a live show best described as intense celebration, it’s easy for those who’ve yet to dig deeper to coin The Stanfields as a one-dimensional kitchen party band with a drink in their hands.
With the help of iconic producer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith) The Stanfields better capture the intensity of their riotous live show on Death & Taxes with harder, faster and full-on thunderous waves of rhythm and roaring harmonies behind menacing leads.
This Stanfields are one of the best live acts in Canada. They were voted the 2013 Entertainer of the Year award during Nova Scotia Music Week and at the East Coast Music Awards.