Alchemical Records is pleased to bring you this exclusive full-length interview with the newest member of Stone Driver, vocalist Faith Hayden, who joined the band July/August 2019. Learn more about Faith and the Stone Driver crew at www.stonedriver.com
Stone Driver is a critically acclaimed rock band from Washington, DC that harnesses grunge, blues rock, progressive, and psychedelic influences to create powerful and soulful rock music that resonates with fans both on the stage and from the studio. In addition to writing, recording, and performing original music, Stone Driver continues to be actively involved in supporting multiple charitable organizations in the DMV community (Per Scholas, Lever Fund, Rolling Thunder, Joe Strummer Foundation, etc).
The band released their third full length album “Chasing Demons” in May 2018. Mixed by Grammy award winning engineer John Seymour (prior clients include Santana, U2, Alice In Chains, Jimi Hendrix, and the Dave Matthews Band) it is an explosive follow up to their prior two LPs, Rocks (2016) and Descent (2015).
2018 & 2017 have been breakout years for Stone Driver that included being voted as “The Best Original Band in 2018” by readers of the Washington City Paper, being endorsed by Rolling Thunder, Inc for their album release and veterans charity fundraiser at Union Stage, winning the local New Belgium Brewing Co. battle of the bands to open for Vintage Trouble at the Tour De Fat outside Nationals Park, organizing and headlining the Joe Strummer Foundation charity benefit concert at the Black Cat, being selected as one of the bands to represent DC at the 9:30 Club at the first DC Music Rocks Festival, and sharing the bill with the Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Good Charlotte, Everclear and Bush at the Celebrate Fairfax 2018 & 2017 festivals. Notable past shows also include playing at the National Archives (with the US Constitution as their backline!), and the SXSW Showcase with the Young Pandas.
Stone Driver has been fortunate to gain over 86,800 fans via social media, and been featured on a variety of local, national and international radio stations.
This video was directed and edited by Stone Driver Studios (2019)
All background gifs were obtained via Failblog.org and Gify.com. Photographs either personal property of the band or obtained via Creative Commons licensing.
Movies sampled from the above websites include:
The Wedding Singer
Saturday Night Live
Musical artists sampled from the above websites include:
Guns N Roses
Nine Inch Nails
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
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