Deadwood Stone is a hard rock band from Grand Rapids, MI. Deadwood Stone formed in early 2009, when experienced musicians and former band mates Chris Phillips, Nate Bishop, and Dave Droski reunited, with friend Thad Underhill playing bass. Later in 2009 they recorded an E.P. with David James at Double D Productions in Grand Rapids, MI. Deadwood Stone’s “Exit Strategy E.P.” has been well received by most who hear it. The music has been featured on Music Mondays on JT The Brick’s nationally syndicated FOX Sports Radio show, as well as Grand Rapids rock station 101.3 WBFX. Songs from ‘Exit Strategy E.P.’ were also selected for the soundtracks to local independent films ‘Bad Guy’ and ‘Small Change’.
With the release of ‘Exit Strategy E.P.’ show opportunities increased, and Deadwood Stone brought in co-songwriter Fred Droski to play bass. With Fred now on bass and contributing to song writing, Deadwood Stone gained momentum with new material and bigger shows.
Deadwood Stone’s powerful, yet accessible sound has gotten them on stage with a number of national acts in premier venues including Slash, Queensryche, Puddle of Mudd, Theory of a Deadman, Papa Roach, Skillet, Volbeat, Tantric, Fuel, Chevelle, Saliva, Pop Evil, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, Jackyl and Airbourne. They also love packing the small bars in any town and playing all night.
One listen to Deadwood Stone and it will be apparent that they have a no-nonsense approach to writing songs. Great melodies combined with complex guitar riffs, catchy hooks, and monstrous percussion make up what Deadwood Stone is all about. It’s a straight-forward rocking band of four guys making music brewed in the gut and shot from the hip.
Deadwood Stone has no plans of slowing down any time soon. March of 2013 brought the official release of their debut full-length album “Ashes,” which is selling and spreading fast throughout the West Michigan music scene. For the full effect, catch Deadwood Stone live, or check out the music videos for the tracks “Ashes” and “The Man” from the new album.
Deadwood Stone is…
Chris Phillips: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Nate Bishop: Drums
Dave Droski: Lead Guitar
Fred Droski: Bass Guitar