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Stoneground

This large-scale communal outfit was originally formed in Walnut Creek, California, USA. In the beginning a trio, by 1970 the line-up have been expanded to add Tim Barnes (acoustic guitar), John Blakeley (bass/acoustic guitar), Luther Bildt (acoustic guitar/vocals), Pete Sears (keyboards/bass) and Mike Mau (drums). This quintet was asked to back again Sal Valentino (b. Sal Spampinato, 8 Sept 1942, SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, California, USA), previously from the Beau Brummels, inside a touring revue, the Medication Ball Caravan. Valentino was also followed by four ladies vocalists, Annie Sampson, Deidre LaPorte, Lynne Hughes and Lydia Moreno. The recently constituted 10-piece crossed America and European countries between 1970 and 1971. Stoneground’s debut recording consolidated the materials performed on tour, but its successor, Family members Album, may be the music group’s definitive collection. This interesting double-set showcased the contrasting vocal designs and casual playing which produced their music therefore appealing, but inner friction doomed the music group’s potential and by 1973 just Barnes and Sampson continued to be from your trailblazing, large-scale device. Subsequent versions had been less troublesome, but equally unpredictable, and two afterwards people, Cory Lerios and Steve Cost, left to create Pablo Luxury cruise who ironically discovered the commercial achievement the mother or father group was rejected. After over 2 decades of inactivity, Barnes and Steve Cost re-formed Stoneground in 2003 and finished the documenting of a fresh album.

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