Stone Driver · Album Release Show · Rolling Thunder Benefit

Stone Driver · Album Release Show · Rolling Thunder Benefit

Black Dog Prowl, Fellowcraft

Sat May 26

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 6:30 pm

Union Stage

$12.00 - $20.00

• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with great views and reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service

Stone Driver
Stone Driver
Stone Driver is honored to announce they will be donating 100% of their share of ticket revenue generated from their album release concert at Union Stage on Saturday, May 26th, Memorial Day Weekend, to Rolling Thunder approved charities. Rolling Thunder, Inc. National Executive Director Artie Muller personally approved Stone Driver’s event affiliation request and fund raising show which will take place the day before the XXXI Rolling Thunder “Ride for Freedom” demonstration in Washington, DC. In addition to their portion of ticket sale revenue, Stone Driver will be donating 100% of merchandise profits sold at the concert to Rolling Thunder approved charities. The opening acts are not affiliated with Rolling Thunder, Inc or participating in the fundraising event.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to make a small contribution to the Rolling Thunder mission” said Stone Driver lead guitarist and founder Chad Lesch. “We are incredibly thankful for the service and sacrifice of our veterans and active service members, and believe that our country owes nothing short of the best resources available to support the POW/MIA mission.” Stone Driver lead vocalist John Gossart added, “As a 23 year veteran of the US Army, it was an honor to speak with [Artie Muller] and discuss the fund raising idea to take place the day before the XXXI “Ride for Freedom” demonstration; Stone Driver is excited to do our part in helping to support such a worthy cause when we take the stage.”

Stone Driver is a rock band in Washington, DC, and was recently selected by readers of the Washington City Paper as the best original band in DC for 2018. In May 2018, Stone Driver released their third LP “Chasing Demons”, which was mixed by Grammy winning engineer John Seymour. Stone Driver and its members have shared billings with Soundgarden, Radiohead, Everclear, Bush, and Vintage Trouble, and have been critically acclaimed for their integration of classic and blues rock influences to develop their own rock style.
Black Dog Prowl
Black Dog Prowl
Black Dog Prowl is considered one of Washington, DC's hardest hitting rock bands. The four-piece showcases original material ranging from the slow, down-tuned to a fast-paced kick in the teeth. If one insists on drawing a line to the familiar, BDP has drawn sonic comparisons to the likes of Soundgarden, Torche, and Nirvana.

The band has built their reputation on a powerful live show, playing and headlining notable DC area venues like Black Cat, Rock & Roll Hotel, Velvet Lounge, and The Fillmore Silver Spring, sharing the stage with renowned acts Steel Panther, The Parlor Mob, The Answer, and A Thousand Horses. D.C. Music Download hails that "without a doubt […] these guys have owned every performance they’ve done. The band never misses a step throughout a set — the bellowing bass, explosive drums, intense energy and robust vocals of frontman Josh Finver all make for a powerful show."

On December 4, 2015, the band was the supporting act for Candlebox’s sold-out show at the historic Teatro Cariola in Santiago, Chile. Local press, HumoNegro.com, praised the band for "delivering 40 minutes from all the power and intensity of its characteristic indie rock sound with shades of grunge, in a show marked by melodies rife with energy and dynamism […]."

In 2016, the band hit the studio to record the EP Have A Little, featuring the single “Shame.” Independently released in June, Have A Little marked the band’s first new release since the 2013 single, "No Robots," and their fourth studio effort. The guys have been playing shows in support of the EP throughout the DC area and select cities along the East Coast, including Brooklyn, NY, and Richmond, VA.
Fellowcraft
Fellowcraft
Fellowcraft is an original rock and roll band from Washington DC. Brian and JR met in Federal Lodge #1, the oldest Masonic Lodge in the District of Columbia. They both had experience in live music, and became fast friends. In 2014, after a string of significant life events, JR was itching to start a band. A simple jam in JR's new home in Shaw led to a rooftop show. That led to more shows at numerous venues around DC, and the momentum continues. Today you can follow Fellowcraft's exploits and shenanigans on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and here on the home site.

In March 2015, Fellowcraft released their debut EP, "...the Singles", to rave reviews. The trio released their sophomore record, a full length album, "Get Up Young Phoenix", in January of 2016 to iTunes/Spotify/Amazon/Google Play and more. They have been featured in national broadcasts, radio, television, newspaper, numerous independent blogs, websites, and national podcasts.
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.unionstage.com/