Stone Horse is a Southern California based rock n roll outfit reminiscent of the 1970's era festival bands. Fronted by songstress Dani Spade a' la Joplin-Tyler, the live connection is what it's all about.
In the summer of 2009, La Jolla High Alumni, Dani Spade and Carlos Rodriguez put their musical heads together and wrote songs reminiscent of their early 70's British and American rock influences. A catchy, driving 10-song album entitled "GRIT" ensued and was nominated "Best Rock Album" in 2014 by The San Diego Music Awards. Their southern rocker ballad "Remember When" received a nomination for "Best Rock Song" in 2015 by The Indie Music Channel.
Not unlike the neighborhoods that make up their city, the band's second full-length studio release, "Nobody Rides For Free", became a musical melting pot blending Blues, Rock, and even a bit o' Country twang. However, doing what they do best at the end of the day, the result was good old rock 'n' roll. Their first single "Look What I've Done" was released as a music video in April 2016 and the album followed shortly in the fall.
Their next music video "Time To Say Goodbye" shot in the spring of 2017 and written by band member Jim Nau, won "Best Americana Song" by The Indie Music Channel Radio Awards, and was nominated "Best Americana video under $5000" at The 2018 Indie Music Channel Awards.
While their willingness to jam all night was making them a staple at the local bars, fairs and festivals around Southern California, the Spade/Rodriguez duo co-wrote songs with guitarist and producer Jim Nau for a new album entitled "Gotta Get Back" released in November 2018. Receiving a nomination for "Best Rock Album" of the year for 2018 by The San Diego Music Awards, "Gotta Get Back" delivers all those elements of what people define as rock 'n' roll...gospel, rock, country and blues.
With the exit of Rodriguez in the Spring of 2019, Stone Horse remained under the reins of Dani Spade and continued to broaden their sound after ramblin', timeless acts such as the Allman Brothers Band and The Stone Poneys, while still remaining unique to their own unformulaic brand of rock 'n' roll.
In the fall of 2020 work began on a new album which was released in April of 2021 entitled "Stone Horse IV". A video for the song "Losing My Way" was released in January 2021. Their 2nd video for "The Fastest Jack" was released in September 2021.
2022 brought in a year of change and growth and new members were brought in as the band continued to play live and set their sights on a new writing team.
Stone Horse spent 2023 playing live all over southern California and writing and recording their new CD
HIGH PLACES produced by Dusk Bennett which comes out in March of 2024.