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Kansas Stone

Barrie, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Barrie, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Kansas Stone"

Photo Review – Kansas Stone

February 22, 2016 Nicole Wolfe
When: February 19, 2016
Venue: The Ranch
Where: Barrie, Ontario

Barrie’s country band, Kansas Stone, celebrated the release of official music video for their single, “Whiskey & Wine” in style with a video release party and live performance at The Ranch. “Whiskey & Wine” is a song about opposites – a couple who are just as different from each other as these two beverages are, and who ultimately stay together in the end despite these differences. The video was filmed this past fall and beautifully portrays the antithesis of this couple; the rough, hard ‘whiskey’ paired with the smooth, refined ‘wine’.

Kansas Stone’s hard work on marketing and song development has them quickly gathering momentum and attention in the media. CMT was out to support the release of their video as Paul McGuire played host to this exciting night. The band also recently spent time in Alberta working with Matty McKay and OCL Studio to produce a few songs and have been featured on numerous radio and television stations as they set out to promote “Whiskey & Wine”. Be sure to follow Kansas Stone on social media as they are sure to have an eventful summer festival season. - Canadian Beats

"CMAO In The Country with Dave Woods: Brian Vain from Kansas Stone"

In The Country with Dave Woods: Brian Vain from Kansas Stone

posted on MARCH 8, 2016
In The Country with Dave Woods

Dave chats with Brian Vain from Kansas Stone - Dave Woods

"Kansas Stone Opens Garth Brooks Tailgate Pre-Show Party, Hamilton, ON"

April 2, 2016

TAP Management’s Kansas Stone Opens Garth Brooks Tailgate Pre-Show Party, Hamilton, ON

The Tailgate pre-show party for the Garth Brooks 5-concert tour in Hamilton, Ontario officially kicked off last Thursday, featuring country band, Kansas Stone. The country band lit up the stage in the Molson Canadian Studio, March 24th and 25th and had Brooks’ fans mesmerized from start to finish.

Teaming up with Core Entertainment, Molson’s and KX 94.7 to host the Pre-Show Tailgate Party, Kansas Stone wowed concertgoers with their heart thumping single “Drink On” and hip-swaying “All I Want”. Guests were treated to Kansas Stone’s newest single, “Country 101” – what front man, Brian Vain refers to as “taking everything country and putting it into a blender.”

Heating up the stage one song after another, Kansas Stone brought us back to country’s roots, paying homage to Waylon Jennings and playing up new favorites from Chris Stapleton. One thing is for certain, is that these country boys did not disappoint!

The memorable stories told through the song verses of Kansas Stone originals are the heart and soul of the passionate band who is creating much well-deserved buzz on the Canadian country music scene. Their upcoming EP due to release in April 2016 will include their newest single “Whiskey & Wine” that released on Valentines Day.

Look for Kansas Stone’s live performance at Canadian Music Week on Tuesday May 3rd, at the Boots and Hearts Showcase, at the Pheonix Nightclub!

For more information including booking Kansas Stone, please contact TAP MANAGEMENT, a division of TAP INTERNATIONAL INC.

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Kansas Stone:

The word KANSAS a native word meaning “People of the south wind” and the word STONE a solid and hard substance, matter of which rock is made. A solid group of hard working people that love the summer and the warm southern wind…The idea and name KANSAS STONE drifted in and out of frontman Brian Vain’s head for many years. It wasn’t until Brian brought a list of songs to one of his best friends Matt Davey that the idea really formed into this music train named KANSAS STONE.

Kansas Stone (KS) is a high energy Country band that fuels off of many different styles. Hailing from Ontario Canada they deliver a sound that ranges from old & new country, blues, rock, and more… Kansas stone has become notorious for their catchy Melodies and well crafted Original songs. Alongside they’re many influences they continue to forge their own path with the music they Love. Some of Kansas Stones influences include : Waylon Jennings, Zac Brown Band, Garth brooks, Alabama, Jason Aldean, Bob Seger…and many more.

Though Kansas began as a fun project for Brian and Matt, it quickly escalated. Having said this, the two quickly set out to form a band of like-minded musicians who wanted to try something different. With most of KS’s members coming from different backgrounds in music, it quickly became clear that their distinction would come from the mix of elements that each member would bring forth.

Kansas Stone has been very fortunate, getting the chance to share the stage with great artists such as: Dallas Smith Bret Kissel, Aaron Pritchett, Beverly Mahood and Tebey -  just to name a few. They continue to draw attention to themselves with raving show reviews and endearing fans that follow.

Kansas Stone has a very busy year ahead, and even bigger aspirations for greatness. Everybody needs some fun and excitement in their life and Kansas Stone does not disappoint. 

Members include: Brian Vain (guitar/vox) Matt Davey (lead guitar/banjo/vox) Dave Ahara (guitar/backing vox) Brad Ryder (drums) Geoff Holstead (bass) Megan Stewart (piano/backing vox)


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