Soulstack delivers a visceral experience; one of seasoned musicians playing the music of their roots with authentic realism. It’s the sound of Staples Singers-inspired southern harmony, tremolo-drenched baritone guitar, with a late-sixties New Orleans-style rhythm section and the gurgle of a Hammond organ driving it along with the unmistakable and distinctive voice of Jon Knight.
Soulstack rolled out their full-length debut, “Big Red” in 2012. It garnered substantial national and international airplay and chart positions with commercial and college radio. This release was a Hi-Fi representation of their unique live show, already known in circles as a finely tuned machine burning down the highway from Detroit influenced fuzz-tinged rootsy rock’n’roll to swampy Alabama soul.
Following suit in 2013, Soulstack released ‘Five Finger Discount’ to further acclaim. With these two releases garnering international radio play, TV shows, nominations, awards, large North American festival shows and an European debut appearance (Moulin Blues, Netherlands), Soulstack had positioned themselves as a band to watch.
In 2015, the band released their third studio album, the self-titled ‘Soulstack’ which was recorded live off the floor with the classic method – six men in a room recorded straight onto 2″ analog tape, ‘Soulstack’ captures the band as a moment in time, as one would see and hear the band at a live show, delivering the energy and excitement of their live performance directly onto this recording. ‘Soulstack’ is currently on rotation on many stations around the globe.
Soulstack has recently released a limited edition, live compilation album titled “LIVE CUTS” [January 2017] which features a variety of tracks superbly recorded live in a small club setting, and includes two live tracks from Moulin Blues. The formal release of the long-awaited ‘Live & Acoustic’ DVD/BluRay/CD, capturing the band in a broken down, intimate setting, with acoustic guitars, a grand piano, Hammond organ, hand drums/percussion, and recorded in front of a live audience, will also be released in 2017.
Currently, Soulstack is in pre-production for their fourth, full-length studio album, with the working title; “Sweaty Moments”. Releases available on iTunes, indiepool.com and select retailers.
Soulstack is: Jon Knight ( Vocal/Guitar), Mark Wessenger (Vocal/Piano/Organ), Chris Latta ( Guitar / Baritone), Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson (Bass) and Tom Bona (Drums), with guest member Matt Weidinger (Piano/Organ/Wurlitzer/Clavinet). Soulstack has been performing recently with a special guest musician, Michael Francis, a 5x Grammy Award Winning Sax Player from ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ fame.
Soulstack has been nominated for a total of 8 Maple Blues Awards, winning 3 of these as Drummer of the Year. [Nominated as Electric Act, Vocalist 2x, Keyboard Player, and Drummer 4x]
It is an experience to experience Soulstack.