[The Stone Hill All-Stars – Live”] demonstrates why this combo is the cornerstone of the local roots music scene. Paul Margolis spins poetic yarns over guitar parts Ry Cooder might envy, as accordionist/pianist John Shock bobs and weaves through polka/reggae/rock rhythms conjured by drummer Hoppy Hopkins and bassist Dan Naiman. -- John Lewis, Baltimore Magazine
Fifteen live tracks served with style and panache by this Baltimore collective. They are certainly a part of the Americana roots scene, but they conjure up a lot more jazz and world-beat than one might first suspect. That is likely due to the high level of musicianship these guys have. All the more amazing that this is a live recording. -- David Hintz, DC Rock Live
The songs are well arranged and played with an enthusiasm that comes across in the crystal clear recording of the concert. Mixed and produced by the band, the ease of playing and the comfortable slide of the individual songs channel everything that is attractive in folk, rhythm & blues and loose jazz. -- Paul McGee, Lonesome Highway
In recent years, The Stone Hill All-Stars have backed up Chinese pipa prodigee Min Xiao Fen, Rockabilly Hall of Famer Sleepy Labeef, accordian-master Billy McComiskey, rocker Greg Kihn, and many more. They have also produced a steady output of albums, all marked by their sprawling, countrified, funkified, poeticized rantings. As always, they will be joined by a series of guests, and will introduce a slew of new songs.
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