"Stan has one of the finest voices in blues. And very skilled with the guitar."
James Fox, Radio Host @ Love Is The Song We Sing
"Soulful vocals ... scalding guitar!"
Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro, Blues Editor @ Mary4Music.com
Stan has hosted a number of Metro Fest 'Before & After Parties' at San Jose venues such as the Fairmont, the Radisson Plaza Hotel, and the Clarion Hotel. These events attract some of the best bay area blues players, and have included jams with Guitar Shorty, members of a Roomful of Blues, and many other festival touring acts.
Since moving to the SF Bay Area, Stan's played thousands of gigs, hosted numerous kick ass jam sessions (including a 15+ year coastside jam near Half Moon Bay, CA), has backed a multitude of musicians & singers, and continues to produce fun blow out events -- such as the long running Vets To Vets Blues Festival in Princeton by the Sea, CA. Stan was one of a long line of accomplished guitar players providing support for harp master Little John Chrisley. He's been the musical director for power house vocalist Marla Goody's 'Good-N-Plenty' Band. He's produced demos for aspiring songwriters, and recorded with stellar bands such as Risk! (Chicago), Eddie O'Neale (Michigan & Chicago), Lost Luggage (Chicago), and Dean Leto & My Blue Soul (SF Bay Area). He's produced/co-produced shows at iconic San Francisco venues such as Slim's and the Great American Music Hall, and he's helped with numerous musician benefits. It's been a good road so far, and there's a lot of traveling left to do.
Steve Evans, Bass (Elvin Bishop, Etta James, Roy Rogers, Chris Cain)
Pat T, Bass (US Navy Band, Bluestate)
Marc Levine, Bass (Barry Manilow, Johnny Rivers)
Paul Olguin, Bass (Mary Wells, Brenton Wood, Shana Morrison)
Tim Wagar, Bass (Lowell Fulson, Terry Hanck, Charlie Musselwhite)
Willie Riser, Bass (Steve Gannon, Lisa Kindred, Carla Thomas)
Gary Rosen, Bass (Ron Thompson, Mark Hummel, Amy Lou's Blues)
Frank DeRose, Bass (Gary Smith, Tommy Castro, Mark Hummel, Tip of the Top)
Peter Canton, Bass (Bernie Worrell, The Hot Club of San Francisco)
Randy Hayes, Drums (Chris Cain, John Wedemeyer, Coco Montoya)
Mick Mestek, Drums (Tower of Power, Etta James, Buddy Miles)
Jackie Enx, Drums (Rhino Bucket, Chris Cobb)
Robi Bean, Drums (Chuck Prophet, Steve Freund, Steve Lucky)
Damon Hope, Drums (Merl Saunders, Maria Muldaur)
Larry Vann, Drums (Elvin Bishop, Brian Auger, Jules Broussard, Merl Saunders)
Ken Owen, Drums (Jim Campilongo, Buddy Miller, EmmyLou Harris)
Dennis Dove, Drums (John Lee Hooker, Mike Schermer, Lara Price)
Ron E Beck, Drums (Tower of Power, Bobby Womack)
Nancy Wright, Sax (John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Lonnie Mack)
Keith Crossan, Sax (Lenny Williams, Marty Balin, Tommy Castro)
Notel Catura, Sax (Chris Cain, Selmer Saxophones Endorsee)
Ken 'Snakebite' Jacobs, Sax (Neville Brothers, Temptations, Gatemouth Brown)
Jim Peterson, Sax (Mitch Woods, Steve Lucky)
Tony Stead, Keys (Sly Stone, Joe Louis Walker)
Mike Emerson, Keys (Elvin Bishop, Percy Sledge, Carlene Carter)
Herman Eberitzsch, Keys (Sy Klopps, Natasha James, Bingtones)
Roscoe Gallo, Keys (Jules Broussard, Malo, Alvon Johnson)