NMC Artist: SunStone

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Production: 9
Lyrics: 7
Music: 7
Vocals: 9
Musicianship: 8
SCORE: 8.0

Contact: josh@vittekpr.com
Web: sunstoneband.com
Seeking: Film/TV
Style: Rock

Led by songwriter/guitarist Josh Roach, SunStone’s Black Crowes + Led Zeppelin
= Black Oak Arkansas formula is expertly rendered by everyone, particularly singer Jon Campos, who brings a gutsy author
ity. Extremely tight band all around. And
the drummer kills it! “Little Miss Sassie” is classic cock-rock, and then the band eases things up with “Refuge,” a slow, simmer
ing tribute to a woman that’s graced by its acoustic slide solo. Most tracks employ piano, harmonica and organ to add color and southern-fried flavor. The performances are so good here that it is a shame to report that the material is secondary, mostly album-cut also-rans that do not show the hit potential of their forebears. Likely a great live act.