Stone Driver is a band with a mix of influences. Chad Lesch takes inspiration from blues artists such as Stevie Ray Vaughan. As a matter of fact, Chad credits Stevie as being the catalyst for performing music in the first place, saying, “I listened to the “Live Alive” album when I was 21, and that is what made me decide to pick up a guitar and play. From there I began to work backwards and look into Stevie’s influences.” Chad also mentioned Albert Collins, B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Muddy Waters, and some progressive acts such as Michael Landau and of course Tool. Aside from founder Chad Lesch, who is also a producer, guitarist, and engineer, and Faith Hayden on vocals, other supporting members have changed over the course of the band’s history. New members include the permanent addition of Neenah Gee on backing vocals and keyboards, and well-known session and touring musician Larry Joseloff (John Kadlecik Band, The Jerry Tripsters, etc.) on bass. For their upcoming new album (“1Q20”), they will again be working with producer John Seymour as well as with Jason Everman on rhythm guitar. John Seymour is most famous for his Grammy win for his work on Santana’s “Supernatural” album and has also worked on albums with several other well-known artists such as U2, Alice In Chains, Jimi Hendrix, and The Dave Matthews Band. Jason Everman is also known for his time as both a member of Nirvana throughout the recording of their “Bleach” album and the supporting tour and Soundgarden with the Louder Than Love Tour, Louder Than Live concert video release, and the “Loudest Love” EP. Check out Stone Driver’s social media if you are interested in learning more about their new music and shows, as well as for further updates.