Carleton Stone

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Carleton Stone
BornSydney, Nova Scotia
Occupation(s)songwriter, performer, recording artist
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active2009–present
Associated actsPort Cities, Dylan Guthro, Breagh Mackinnon, Gordie Sampson, Hawksley Workman, Jason Collett, Howie Beck
Websitehttp://www.carletonstone.com/

Carleton Stone is a Canadian singer/songwriter based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. After recording three albums as a solo artist, Stone has most recently joined forces with musicians Dylan Guthro and Breagh Mackinnon to form the pop band Port Cities.

Life and career[edit]

Stone was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia.[1] He had a musical family and grew up listening to Bruce Springsteen, Ryan Adams, and Bob Dylan, among others.[2]

He began his professional musical life fronting a band, and self-produced the group's debut album, entitled Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel, which was released in 2009. In 2011, he became a solo artist, releasing the eponymous Carleton Stone, produced by Hawksley Workman.[2]

Stone's third album, Draws Blood, was co-produced by Jason Collett, of Broken Social Scene, and Howie Beck. It was released in 2014 and was dedicated to his friend and mentor Jay Smith, a well-known Canadian musician, who took his own life in 2013 after struggling with addiction and depression.[1][3][4]

In 2015, Stone joined fellow singer-songwriters Dylan Guthro and Breagh Mackinnon to form the band Port Cities. Port Cities makes singer/songwriter-style pop music and takes advantage of all three voices with extensive use of vocal harmonies.[5]

"We just thought, there's such a great chemistry between us, why not try to join forces and do something that's bigger that any of us could do on our own?" said Stone in 2015.[5] In 2016, the band was signed to turtlemusik/Warner Music; their debut album is expected in 2017.[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Draws Blood (2014)
  • Carleton Stone (2011)
  • Carleton Stone Drives the Big Wheel (2009)

Songwriting credits[edit]

  • Dylan Guthro – "Dance on Me", "Love Somebody" and "Here Till The Mornin (feat. Quake Matthews)" – Dylan Guthro EP (July 2016)[7]
  • Donovan Woods – "The First Time" and "Between Cities" from the album "Hard Settle, Ain't Troubled" – (February 2016)[8]
  • Classified feat. Snoop Dogg – "No Pressure" – single (November 2015)
  • River Town Saints – "Little Bit Goes A Long Way" – single (November 2015)[9]
  • Emma-Lee – "All The Way" – single (October 2015)
  • Donovan Woods – "On The Nights You Stay Home" – single (October 2015)
  • Neon Dreams – "Wasted" – single (September 2015)
  • Tim Chaisson – "Crushed" – single (February 2015)[10]
  • Bobby Bazini – "Bubblegum" – single (May 2014)[11]

Awards and achievements[edit]

2015

  • ECMA Solo Recording of the Year Winner – Draws Blood[12]

2014[13]

  • Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Recording of the Year – Draws Blood
  • Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Pop Recording of the Year – Draws Blood
  • Music Nova Scotia Award Nominee Entertainer of the Year
  • Music Nova Scotia Award Nominee Male Artist of the Year
  • Music Nova Scotia Award Nominee SOCAN Songwriter of the Year with Dylan Guthro for "When You Come Home"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sydney native Carleton Stone's album dedicated to late Jay Smith". The Cape Breton Post. Sydney, Nova Scotia. February 19, 2014. Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Catching up with Carleton Stone". theutscmessenger.com. Scarborough, Ontario: The UTSC Messenger. July 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Songs to celebrate the life and music of Jay Smith". thecoast.ca. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Coast Publishing Ltd. March 24, 2016.
  4. ^ Cooke, Stephen (March 31, 2014). "Right place, right time for Carleton Stone". thechronicleherald.ca. Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  5. ^ a b Thompson, Aly (January 14, 2015). "Halifax musicians put solo careers aside, join forces for new band Port Cities". metronews.ca. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Metro Halifax.
  6. ^ "Port Cities features 3 friends with great vocal blend". Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. August 16, 2016.
  7. ^ Murphy, Sarah (July 12, 2016). "Dylan Guthro – "Dance on Me"". exlcaim.ca. Toronto, Ontario: Exclaim! Media.
  8. ^ Doole, Kerry (February 23, 2016). "The double life of Donovan Woods". Words & Music. Toronto, Ontario: SOCAN.
  9. ^ "River Town Saints – A Little Bit Goes a Long Way". San Francisco, California: AllMusic. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  10. ^ "Tim Chaisson – Lost in Light". San Francisco, California: AllMusic. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  11. ^ "Bobby Bazini – Where I Belong". San Francisco, California: AllMusic. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  12. ^ "East Coast Music Awards: Awards Archive 2015". ecma.com. Halifax, Nova Scotia: East Coast Music Awards. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  13. ^ "Here are your 2014 Music Nova Scotia Award winners!". cimamusic.ca. Toronto, Ontario: Canadian Independent Music Association. Retrieved October 21, 2016.

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