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Brian Stoltz

Brian Stoltz - East of Rampart Street - 2002 - Long Overdue Recordings

Brian Stoltz has more to offer than just the funk. East Of Rampart Street succeeds because of Stoltz’s versatility as a songwriter.” - Jason Songe, Where Y’at Magazine, New Orleans, LA

East Of Rampart Street is a fundamentally funky CD with smart, catchy songs that will last, a groovy disc that will sound good today, tomorrow and ten years from now.” - H. Andrew Schwartz, Offbeat Magazine, New Orleans, La

Brian Stoltz is known to many of his fans around the world as the "New Orleans' premiere King of Funk Guitar". For ten years, Brian toured and recorded with the renowned "First Family of Funk," the Neville Brothers. He has a unique raw, blistering, funky signature guitar style. As well as being an in demand session guitarist famous for his awesome virtuosity and unmistakable sound, His skill as a songwriter has caught the attention of people like film director John Sayles, blues artist Coco Montoya, and zydeco artist Zachary Richard. His performances have been featured on recordings by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Edie Brickell, Linda Ronstadt, and Dr. John, to name a few. “East of Rampart Street” is a great album of funky, New Orleans style soul & R&B and HR by A.O.O.F.C. All his solo albums are worth a listen. Try and check out Brian's "Up All Night Live" album, and read a great interview with him @ www.jambands.com/features/2003/04/26/brian-stoltz-digs-in-east-of-rampart-street [All tracks @ 320 Kbps: File size = 145 Mb]


1 Jungle Funk 00:41
2 Hoodoo Thing 3:45
3 Seven Desires 5:43
4 Down 4:30
5 Funky Forever 4:09
6 I Been Up All Night 4:34
7 Norma's House 4:37
8 My Debbie Lou 3:42
9 This Old World 5:49
10 Fearless 5:56
11 Tangled, Twisted and Tossed 4:08
12 Our Own Tears 6:16
13 Take Your Heart Away 7:17

All tracks composed by Brian Stoltz except Tracks 3 & 10 by B. Stoltz, G.Nicholson, W.Wilson


Brian Stoltz – Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Moog Bass, Drum Loops, Sequencing, Hand Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
Ian Neville – Guitar
Dave Easley – Pedal Steel
Peter V, Dennis Cedeno, George Porter Jr. – Bass
John Gros – Hammond Organ, Wurlitzer Piano
Ivan Neville – Hammond Organ, Clavinet
Mark Dillon – Hammond Organ
George Cureau - Piano
Eddie Perret, Doug Belote – Drums
Art Neville, Irene Sage – Vocals


Brian Stoltz has toured and recorded with Rock ‘n Roll Royalty and has performed on a string of recordings – playing, producing or writing for various artists. Basing his art on street virtuosity, raw emotion and a stinging signature style, he is becoming known as New Orleans’ premiere guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire. While touring, writing and recording throughout the 80′s with the world-renowned Neville Brothers Band and for fourteen years with The funky Meters, Brian has created unique, original bodies of work. In addition to being in demand as a phenomenal guitarist, his skill as a songwriter has caught the attention of artists like Aaron Neville, The Neville Brothers, Coco Montoya, The Wild Magnolias, Zydeco artist Zachary Richard and writer/film director’s John Sayles and Alex Lemay. Never satisfied with the stereotype of a funk guitarist, and being a chameleon by nature, Brian’s unmistakable sound has been featured on recordings by artists as diverse as Dylan, Edie Brickell, Linda Ronstadt, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, The funky Meters and Aaron Neville. His panoramic career also includes the release of four solo albums including Up All Night/Live (2007), God, Guns & Money (2005) and East Of Rampart Street (2003) and the now out-of-print Starving Buddha (1999). His television appearances include The Tonight Show (with Jay Leno & Johnny Carson), Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Austin City Limits, Cinemax and Showtime specials, and concerts with the Grateful Dead. Ever socially conscious, Brian toured, along with the Neville Brothers, U2, Peter Gabriel, the Police and Lou Reed as the torch bearers of the first Amnesty International Tour in 1986 to raise consciousness of the fate of political prisoners around the world. Stoltz has received awards from CMJ (College Music Journal) and the New Music Corporation for Lifetime Achievement. His co-written Healing Chant, performed by the Neville Brothers, won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental in 1991. Brian was nominated for a 2004 Grammy in the Best Traditional Blues category for his solo rendition of You Gotta Move on Telarc Records’ Preachin’ The Blues: The Music Of Mississippi Fred McDowell. He has performed in numerous music videos and his songs and performances have found their way to film soundtracks such as John Sayles’ City of Hope, Alex Lemay’s Desert Bayou, nominated for the 2008 Image Award (theatrical and television) and the film, The Mighty Quinn. © 2013 Brian Stoltz http://brianstoltz.com/biography/

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