"Howling the white lightening gospel of rock and blues, the Red Stone Souls devoured the faithful at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan." "The highlight of the night was Red Stone Souls. Their 2013 release, Slow Haze Sessions, is making fans everywhere of their blues-rock elixir. However, their live performance leaves their recorded material in the dust. They pounded out tune after tune laced with blood, sweat, and hard as nails rock. The gritty blues tinged rock was excellent at high volume. The crowd soaked up all the brilliant energy the Red Stone Souls generated and gave it back with enthusiastic chants of “Red Stone Souls.”
"Red Stone Souls is a mix of blues, psychedelic and vintage rock and roll created to break away from the new generation of rock"..."Red Stone Souls is like...“your best friend’s older brother’s band,” Red Stone Souls has become known for dirty guitar riffs, shrieking, rumbling vocals and a commitment to defy Top 40 conventions"
“Bad Man’s Blues – Red Stone Souls The guitar tone is simply awesome. Just enough fuzz to give it a classic vibe, but enough clarity to let the musicianship of the guitarists to shine through the mix. Ian Kirwan’s vocal/guitar harmonies work really well, and the drums create a really cool feel. The vocals are unconventional but good, and fit really well in the context of the song. Overall, a really enjoyable listen.”
"...These guys are really great at what they do! In my opinion, they sound like a band straight out of the 70s,.." "..some real song writing talent. When it sounds like music that could be played in a car chase scene from a 70s cop show, you know its good!"
"...a true Rock n Roll front man. Ian Kirwan has the swagger of Plant, raw vocals of Hendrix, and the chops of Dan Auerbach." "I saw them in a little club in Fenton...before they were HUGE"
“Bad Man’s Blues – Red Stone Souls (USA) The beat just sounds so sick, like something you can just cruise during a summer day to, or bop your head along to it. Bad Man’s Blues reminds me a lot of motorcycle gangs for some reason, just sounds like a song that would be their theme or something. But I like it, I really like it a lot. The vocals have a lot of soul in them, and he has a little bit of rasp to his voice. When he hits those notes I get chills through my body!”
"Detroit’s Red Stone Souls reek of nostalgia, but they manage to channel the spirits of rock Gods..." "Remember when rock stars were rock stars? The Red Stone Souls are all this and more. Quality tunes and enough ’tude to last them a lifetime!"
"Fans feel that passion and energy when Red Stone Souls takes the stage night after night."......"The Red Stone Souls are proud to bring a unique take on rock 'n' roll to fans all over Michigan and they plan on setting the bar beyond just the Midwest music scene."
"#21 of 50 BEST ALBUMS of 2013" The Slow Haze Sessions - Red Stone Souls are celebrated and cherished the world over. Formed only 18 months ago in Detroit, Michigan, the Motor City trio’s driving, no-frills sound, revitalises the chest-beating swagger and killer riffs of old, with boundless, youthful energy.
"Their 70's Show"..."Their name is from a bar from the 1960's. The sound is from a decade later".
"These guys have a seriously wicked sound. Listen to their album on their Reverbnation page and you’ll hear for yourself. Big sound, big instruments, great music".
"Raucous grooves aside, Red Stone Souls (Formerly The Nines), are, after all, a band from Detroit; home of the Motown sound, and while you’ll unlikely to find girl-group harmonies and tambourine shaking breakdowns, this debut does contain plenty of soul; most notably during ‘As I Dream’ and the subtly haunting ‘Walk a Mile’. More of the same please chaps!!! "In these times of gloom and uncertainty, it is perhaps no surprise that bands like Red Stone Souls are celebrated and cherished the world over.."
"Red Stone Souls (Formerly the Nines) are what rock and roll is all about, not the sissy stuff that’s regurgitated on the FM dial...." "...guitar licks flash back to the’70s - raw, dynamic with loads of energy"
“This is a power trio from Detroit, Michigan that plays old fashioned rock… "The songs that stand out are the frenzy “Sun Don’t Shine”, the dreamy, almost haunted “Walk A Mile” and the powerful “As I Dream”."”
“5/5***** "...the songs flat out rock!" "...its a great release, record labels should really look into this band. I see a bright future ahead for Rd Stone Souls (Formerly The Nines)"”
“7/10.... "..conceptual simplicity is in the spotlight!" "Vocals and riffs seem to whirl about themselves, and rely on their own gravity to soar above the clouds." "..a return to style a few decades back, to the sound of garage rock and pure strain" While some artists do too much, it is certainly not true of the Red Stone Souls (Formerly the Nines). A good wine, no sign, they say!! ”
"...this first album lends itself to a listen with a certain amount of pleasure, "Broken Way" is superb!" "Walk a Mile", a superb piece that recalls "Planet Caravan" by Black Sabbath....