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Hillbilly Jamboree in the Hills Canceled Due to Flooding

(July 20, 2017) - The Hillbilly Jamboree in the Hills Bluegrass Festival in Smithmill, PA, has been canceled this weekend due to flooding in Clearfield County. For ticket refund, contact Cathy Beers at 814-497-4121 or email squaw1954@aol.com.  Alternate phone number: 814-502-8760 (Cathy) or 814-494-3225 (Billy)

Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band's next appearance will be at Red Run Park in Waynesboro, PA, on Sunday, July 23 at 1:00 PM.


Stoney Creek Signs With Spice of the South Music


Lake Geneva, Fla. (Jan. 23, 2017) - Spice of the South Music, a Florida-based booking agency, has announced the addition of Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band to its roster. Owner and booking agent Nancy Jordan will represent the band for festival and concert series appearances.
 
"I am looking forward to working with Nancy Jordan," says Stoney Creek's Libby Files. "We are hoping to play more festivals and events in the Mid-Atlantic region and meeting bluegrass fans in new areas. I also want to encourage fans to check out the other artists who work with Spice of the South Music."

Stoney Creek's traditional bluegrass style has consistently drawn crowds of more than 300 at outdoor concerts in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle and the surrounding region of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. With Nancy Jordan's representation, the band is hoping to continue its trajectory throughout a larger part of the Mid-Atlantic states.
 
In 2016, Stoney Creek released "Memories & Tears," an all-original project featuring the songs of the late Deanna Stottlemyer. The album also saw the release of two music videos, "Come Stay Awhile" and "Never Tell Me." The band will be returning to the Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival in 2017, its first appearance there since 2013 (when Stoney Creek was joined onstage by Rhonda Vincent).

Spice of the South Music provides booking representation for Reno & Harrell, the Bluegrass Brothers, Eddie & Martha Adcock, Amanda Cook & Kennesaw Ridge, the Baileys, Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass, Highway 41 South and Doug Flowers.

Jordan also serves as marketing manager for Tin Roof Shack Productions, which produces the following festivals in Florida and Georgia: Rock Crusher Canyon Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival, Georgia State Bluegrass Festival, Fort Cooper State Park Bluegrass Festival and Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival.

Nancy Jordan can be contacted online at www.bluegrassbookings.com or by telephone at 352-475-3114.


Stoney Creek Release Music Video for "Never Tell Me"

Martinsburg, W.Va. (Nov. 21, 2016) - Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band has released a music video for the single "Never Tell Me". The video is available on YouTube and at StoneyCreekBluegrass.net. "Never Tell Me" is the second single and video from the band's album "Memories & Tears". The single is available to broadcasters through AirPlay Direct and to fans through online retail and streaming outlets.

"Never Tell Me" is one of eleven original tracks on "Memories & Tears" written by the late Deanna Stottlemyer, sister of Stoney Creek's Libby Files. The band decided to record a full album of Stottlemyer's original material after recording two gospel tunes for 2012's "Are You Ready?" project.

"Memories & Tears" was released to radio broadcasters in June via AirPlay Direct, and the album went to #1 on the website's Top 50 Albums chart. The album's 11 tracks also held the top 11 spots on AirPlay Direct's Top 50 Singles chart.

Stottlemyer had performed and recorded six of the songs, leaving Stoney Creek with a blueprint for their rendition. Stottlemyer's and Files' mother, Ruby Kindle, then gave Files an additional five songs that only existed as lyrics on paper.

"Some of them she sang in her band, but then my mom gave me a stack of songs that she wrote and said 'why don't you do something with these?' So that's what I did," Files says. "I give the guys credit; they're all singing on it with me," Files says. "It's a project that I started mainly for my mom and dad; that's why I called it "Memories & Tears". I wanted to get all of my sister's music on a CD for them. There are 11 songs on the project - six are gospel songs and five are traditional bluegrass. I tried to keep them with a traditional flavor."

Stoney Creek has been praised as "mainstream bluegrass at its best" by Bluegrass Unlimited. Frank Jurney of the Berryville Bluegrass Series has noted that "Libby [Files] is among the rising number of female vocalists who are making a big impact on bluegrass music."

"Memories & Tears" is the first project to feature Stoney Creek's current lineup, including Libby Files on vocals and bass, Brett Smeltzer on mandolin and vocals, Kenton Catlett on guitar and vocals, and Troy Stangle on banjo and vocals.


Stoney Creek Releases "Memories & Tears"

Martinsburg, W.Va. (June 23, 2016) - Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band has announced the July 1 release of "Memories & Tears", a new album featuring the music of Deanna Stottlemyer.

"All of the songs were written by my late sister, Deanna. She passed away 12 years ago and she left a big pile of music," says Stoney Creek's Libby Files.

The album's first single, "Come Stay Awhile", was released on May 1, along with a music video filmed at Sleepy Creek Lake in Berkeley County, W.Va.

"Memories & Tears" was released to radio broadcasters on June 15 via AirPlay Direct, and the album went to #1 on the website's Top 50 Albums chart. The album's 11 tracks also held the top 11 spots on AirPlay Direct's Top 50 Singles chart.

Stottlemyer had performed and recorded six of the songs, leaving Stoney Creek with a blueprint for their rendition. Stottlemyer's and Files' mother, Ruby Kindle, then gave Files an additional five songs that only existed as lyrics on paper.

"Some of them she sang in her band, but then my mom gave me a stack of songs that she wrote and said 'why don't you do something with these?' So that's what I did," Files says. "Over the last six months, I put my style of bluegrass music to them. They all turned out pretty good."

Files wrote music for three of the new songs ("Give Them All To Jesus", "Won't It Be a Happy Time?", and "Keep Your Eyes Toward Heaven"). By this time, Kenton Catlett, who had played in Stottlemyer's band, joined Stoney Creek. He remembered writing music to one of the songs ("Someone To Share the Load") years earlier. Catlett also composed new music for Stottlemyer's final song, "Some Sweet Day", which he performs on the album in his lead vocal debut with Stoney Creek.

"I give the guys credit; they're all singing on it with me," Files says. "It's a project that I started mainly for my mom and dad; that's why I called it "Memories & Tears". I wanted to get all of my sister's music on a CD for them. There are 11 songs on the project - six are gospel songs and five are traditional bluegrass. I tried to keep them with a traditional flavor."

Stoney Creek has been praised as "mainstream bluegrass at its best" by Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine. Frank Jurney of the Berryville Bluegrass Series has noted that "Libby Files is among the rising number of female vocalists who are making a big impact on bluegrass music."

"Memories & Tears" is the first project to feature Stoney Creek's current lineup, including Libby Files on vocals and bass, Brett Smeltzer on mandolin and vocals, Kenton Catlett on guitar and vocals, and Troy Stangle on banjo and vocals.

Stoney Creek will be celebrating the release of "Memories & Tears" with a series of concerts in July. This will include dates in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. The band's full schedule can be found at StoneyCreekBluegrass.net.
 


MEMORIES & TEARS - #1 Album on AirPlay Direct

Martinsburg, W.Va. (June 17, 2016) - Stoney Creek's "Memories & Tears" has been released to broadcasters on AirPlay Direct and reached #1 on the Top 50 Albums Chart. The album held the #1 spot through the close of June 16 and returned to #1 on June 17. The album's 11 tracks also held the top 11 positions on the Top 50 Singles chart on June 16.

The album is available to radio broadcasters through AirPlay Direct. To request physical CDs, or Soundcloud / Dropbox downloads, DJs can email stoneycreekbluegrass@outlook.com


MEMORIES & TEARS - New Album Available in July!

Martinsburg, W.Va. (June 15, 2016) -  Calv'ry Music announces "Memories & Tears", the new album from Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band available in July. The album features 11 original songs, including the first single "Come Stay Awhile".

The single is available to radio broadcasters through AirPlay Direct. To request physical CDs, or Soundcloud / Dropbox downloads, DJs can email stoneycreekbluegrass@outlook.com

"Come Stay Awhile" is available to fans through the following sources:  Amazon Music  |  Google Play  |  iTunes  |  Spotify

"Come Stay Awhile" is one of eleven original tracks on "Memories & Tears" written by the late Deanna Stottlemyer, sister of Stoney Creek's Libby Files.


Stoney Creek Release Music Video for "Come Stay Awhile"

Martinsburg, W.Va. (May 10, 2016) - Calv'ry Music announces the release of a music video for the single "Come Stay Awhile" by Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band. The video is available on YouTube and at StoneyCreekBluegrass.net. "Come Stay Awhile" is the first single from the band's forthcoming album "Memories & Tears". The single is available to broadcasters through AirPlay Direct and to fans through online retail outlets.

"Come Stay Awhile" is one of eleven original tracks on "Memories & Tears" written by the late Deanna Stottlemyer, sister of Stoney Creek's Libby Files. The band decided to record a full album of Stottlemyer's original material after recording two gospel tunes for 2012's "Are You Ready?" project.

Stoney Creek has been praised as "mainstream bluegrass at its best" by Bluegrass Unlimited. Frank Jurney of the Berryville Bluegrass Series has noted that "Libby [Files] is among the rising number of female vocalists who are making a big impact on bluegrass music."

"Memories & Tears" is the first project to feature Stoney Creek's current lineup, including Libby Files on vocals and bass, Brett Smeltzer on mandolin and vocals, Kenton Catlett on guitar and vocals, and Troy Stangle on banjo and vocals.


Stoney Creek Announce New Single: "Come Stay Awhile"

Martinsburg, W.Va. (March 28, 2016) - Calv'ry Music announces the single "Come Stay Awhile" from Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band. The song will debut on bluegrass radio in May. "Come Stay Awhile" is the first single from the band's forthcoming album "Memories & Tears". The single will be available through AirPlay Direct and other outlets.

"Come Stay Awhile" is one of eleven original tracks on "Memories & Tears" written by the late Deanna Stottlemyer, sister of Stoney Creek's Libby Files. The band decided to record a full album of Stottlemyer's original material after recording two gospel tunes for 2012's "Are You Ready?" project.

Stoney Creek has been praised as "mainstream bluegrass at its best" by Bluegrass Unlimited. Frank Jurney of the Berryville Bluegrass Series has noted that "Libby [Files] is among the rising number of female vocalists who are making a big impact on bluegrass music."

"Memories & Tears" is the first project to feature Stoney Creek's current lineup, including Libby Files on vocals and bass, Brett Smeltzer on mandolin and vocals, Kenton Catlett on guitar and vocals, and Troy Stangle on banjo and vocals.


Stoney Creek on WINLife TV Webcast

Winchester, Va. (March 1, 2016) - Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band is scheduled to appear on WINLife TV's "After Hours with Eric Sandstrom" on Saturday, March 5, at 1 p.m. (ET).

The hourlong program will feature two performance sets and an interview with Stoney Creek. The band is expected to share an update on its forthcoming studio album.

Viewers can watch the show on WINLife TV's Livestream website (available through a link at WinlifeTV.com or directly at Livestream.com/accounts/13579207). The show will be available for replay after the live broadcast.

Stoney Creek has been named "West Virginia's Classic Bluegrass Band" by Around the Panhandle magazine, and "mainstream bluegrass at its best" by Bluegrass Unlimited. The band features Libby Files, Brett Smeltzer, Kenton Catlett, and Troy Stangle. The forthcoming album is a follow-up to the band's 2012 gospel project "Are You Ready?", and the first to showcase Stoney Creek's current lineup.

WINLife TV is a new Internet production facility in Winchester, VA, and broadcasts live music, interviews, and hosted shows for Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. WINLife TV streams on the Livestream.com website and app.

Stoney Creek can be followed online at StoneyCreekBluegrass.net and on the band's Facebook page.

 


Stoney Creek Plus Two

Hedgesville, WV (February 16, 2015) - Stoney Creek's Libby Files and Brett Smeltzer have announced that "West Virginia's Classic Bluegrass Band" is entering the 2015 season with two additions: banjo player Troy Stangle and guitarist Kenton Catlett. Files described recent rehearsal sessions with the new lineup as "unbelievable."

Troy Stangle previously played banjo and dobro with All4Hym, who recorded on the Rural Rhythm Christian label. His stage and studio experience made Stangle a logical pick for Stoney Creek.

"Troy displays a vast array of versatility and uniqueness in his banjo skills," according to the band's mandolin player Brett Smeltzer. "He is a veteran with a musical talent that is not overpowering, but what audiences will appreciate and find very pleasing to the ear. It's great to have Troy on board with Stoney Creek."

The band is also bringing on board guitarist Kenton Catlett. Catlett had filled in with Stoney Creek throughout 2013 and 2014 when guitarist Ed Barney's job responsibilities kept him from playing show dates. In January 2015, Barney decided to step back from Stoney Creek, and Catlett was a natural fit.

"When I was first getting into bluegrass music nearly 30 years ago, Kenton was the first person that I started playing music with ... rather quickly focusing on both harmonies and arrangement," Smeltzer noted. Smeltzer and Files agreed that "over the past few years, Kenton has been a reliable source to help out Stoney Creek with his vocal and guitar skill on an 'as needed' basis. It is great to know that we have that same commitment from him now on a full-time basis."

"I would like to welcome the new members to the band," Files said. "I am excited about the upcoming lineup and the new opportunities that it will bring."

Longtime banjo and dobro player Darrell Sanders is on the band's injured reserve list. Sanders is facing surgery for a damaged nerve that has limited his playing ability.

Stoney Creek plans to announce 2015 show dates, as well as returning to the studio to finish work on a new album. The new project will be a follow-up to 2012's "Are You Ready?" album, which gained the band airplay in over 200 radio markets and a music video in national rotation on BlueHighways TV.

Stoney Creek's upcoming tour dates and contact information can be found at StoneyCreekBluegrass.net. Radio service, booking, and press inquiries for Stoney Creek can be made by contacting Calv'ry Booking and Management through CalvryBooking.com or by calling 304-268-1785.

 


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