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"Stevie Tombstone is a quintessential troubadour, a veteran musician who’s had a degree of success but has mostly been relegated to “best-kept secret” status. The leader of an Atlanta-based swamp-rockabilly band called The Tombstones in the 1980s and ’90s, Tombstone has now settled into a solo career in which he crafts powerful folk songs tinged with classic country and vintage blues influences. "Dan Armonitis-
In his early days, Stevie penned the college radio anthem and regional hit "Nobody", which was later recorded by rock icon, Stiv Bators. After a chance meeting with Roy Acuff, Stevie (then, a young man) was certain he would always be a musician. Georgia born relation of the legendary fiddler Clayton McMichen, In his early twenties he immersed himself in the world of rock and the underground music scene of the 80s in Atlanta but never lost the twang of his childhood. Almost three decades later, he has become an accomplished performer and songwriter and guitarist.
Stevie has now released five solo albums and half a dozen music videos, besides his published works with his 1980s swamp swampabilly band, The Tombstones. His debut full length release 730 AM received great reviews and airplay besides offering tracks that peaked on the Satellite Radio charts. After several comps and EPs his 2011 Release Greenwood reintroduced Stevie to the Americana and folk listeners with his autobiographical tale about his journey to Greenwood with Bluesman Johnny Shines and Ga Satellites Guitarist Rick Richards and the trios attempt to mark the grave of then unhonored Robert Johnson.
Stevie's band mates and co conspirators , over the years, have been a veritable whos who of underground and nationally recognized players, featuring members of Wilco, the Georgia Satellites, Jason & The Scorchers, Bad Livers, The Hickoids and Tex and the Horseheads. Priding himself in his ability to cross genres, he has also had the honor of sharing the bill with the likes of Leon Russell, the Stray Cats, Greg Allman, Willie Nelson, Drive By Truckers, Johnny Bush & the Ramones, just to name a few. Stevie is currently producing and writing for other artists. Performing over 200 nights a year enjoying a grassroots following that's kept him on the trail for the last 3 decades.
"There are many different species of the Music Artist. Various combinations of singers, songwriters and entertainers. But it’s the ones that wear their art that get to us the most. The ones that don’t know how not to tell the truth in their music and reveal the raw and ragged triumphs that in the end are more beautiful because of the honesty of the struggle. These are the Artists that get in our bones and shake loose our demons by slaying their own with chords and words. Artists like Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin…and Stevie Tombstone." Outlaw Magazine