The Stanfields are the kind of band you drink to. Granted, that can be said about most bands, but when you hear their celtic punch-you-in-the-nards rock you’ll be crying for that shot to whiskey.
We have been known to have the, uhhh, occasional drink here and there so The Stanfields caught our eye. We weren’t the only ones. Fresh off wins at the East Coast Music Awards, the Maritimes native sons are en route to setting the rest of the country on fire as well. Vocalist Jon Landry was kind enough to talk to us so we could introduce them to you and invite them to join our Meet The Band family.
How do you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard you before?Hard rock with a roots edge.
If you could open for one current band that you haven't played with before, who would it be?
Neil Young and Crazy Horse
What would be your all-time, all-star supergroup?
They already exist. They are a little band called The Doobie Brothers.
What was the craziest live show you've ever seen?
AC/DC in Moncton. Malcolm Young is GOD.
What's your favourite song to play live? Why?
There is no definitive song that I like playing live above the rest. It all depends on peoples’ reactions and how they respond to it. At our live shows, entertaining the crowd is job one.
Who was your favourite band (or artist) when you were 12 years old? Do you still like them?
Nirvana and I still love In Utero. One of the best records of all time, in my opinion.
If you could only listen to one band or artist for the rest of your life, who would you pick?
Probably Bruce Springsteen. The man has done it all, and done it exceptionally, with class, taste and a genuine love of writing and performing.
Abba or ELO?
Abba. When the boys and I get drunk we crank "Waterloo" and piss on the ashes of ELO records.
If you could have one musical superpower, what would you want it to be?
I would want the same powers that Bill and Ted had at the end of their excellent adventures where they stopped world hunger and blessed the planet with universal peace by covering some Kiss song. Clarence Clemons was the leader of that world too so that’s an added bonus. And of course let’s not forget George Carlin.
Photo: The Stanfields
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