Dylan Stone’s new record, Everything I’ve Known, was recorded with Juno and Western Canadian Music Award winning producer Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan, Yukon Blonde, New Pornographers), and co-produced with Rolla Olak. Colin is known to draw out deep tones and psychedelic resonance in his recordings, and Everything I’ve Known reflects his wizardry behind the mixing console. The EP is a departure from Stone’s previous recordings, expressing a sonic depth and sound that effortlessly floats between the lyrics, weaving the intentions behind the music. The four song EP represents an ever-evolving sound in Dylan’s songwriting, showcasing where his muse currently lives. The songs are catchy, expansive, intimate and personal. They create a living space inside the music and give the listener the deepest musical effect: feeling.
Dylan Stone is an honest musician who writes, plays and sings from the heart. He is a restless songwriter who is constantly pursuing new sounds and collaborations. Raised by an old record collection which he has since inherited, his guitar has put food on the table for his entire adult life. An interesting and storied career has led him to share the stage with one of his musical icons Alejandro Escovedo, open for Keith Urban at BC’s largest country music festival, play onstage with Robert Randolf & The Family Band, and perform his songs for Lou Reed in Nashville, Tennessee. A troubadour in the truest sense, he has lived and toured across Canada and toured the West Coast extensively. He is most at home on stage with guitar in hand.
His music lives in a variety of projects and collaborations. Stone’s last release Dylan Stone & The Unfaithful Servants was recorded with Canada’s foremost acoustic musicians; Richard Moody, Oliver Swain, and Jesse Cobb. That album spawned the group The Unfaithful Servants, and they can now be found playing the Folk, Bluegrass, and Country music festival circuit in Canada. The Unfaithful Servants act as an avenue for his acoustic music and writing, but are only one side of Dylan’s music. His latest EP, Everything I’ve Known, was recorded with The Dylan Stone Band who produce an honest and effusive breed of Canadian rock and roll. His electric music is energized and passionate and carries the spirit of his influences on its sleeve. Dylan is not ashamed to show his musical roots. When performing with his electric outfit the music created draws comparisons to Wilco, Neil Young, and The Band.
The Great Divide : Canada’s Tribute to THE BAND, a passion project founded by Stone, is an authentic re-creation of the music of THE BAND assembled with leading Canadian musicians to celebrate the legacy and music of the iconic Canadian group. The Great Divide consistently sell-out Jazz and Blues clubs across Western Canada with their nostalgic, moving show, and boast a large and enthusiastic following of dedicated music lovers.
These bands and projects are a natural way of life for Dylan. Whether performing solo or in any number of collaborations he is constantly in pursuit of his muse, forever chasing the songs, the stories, and the people and places that inspire them. His ability to turn life into song and to bring together new bands, sounds and musicians keeps his music fresh and relevant in the Canadian music scene.