Stone’s performances do not fail to please, with Vulture Magazine describing John and his performances succinctly, “Completely EPIC!!… This man has got the gift. Edgy, energetic and he completely tore it up on stage from start to finish”.
During a career spanning over a decade in America’s country music capital, Nashville, Stone can recall countless highlights, including entertaining world leaders at the White House Christmas party – and performing 6 times for the President of the United States. Stone is also a resident of Kid Rock’s Chillin’ the Most Cruise, where he has performed to a cruise-ship full of music-loving fans for seven years running. When he’s not touring, Stone can be found performing his long-running gig at the renowned Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville. In Nashville, he is known as “The King of Lower Broadway” as he is well-known for being one of the best Honky Tonk performers around.
After making his Gympie Muster debut in 2013, the demand for John and the Trailer Park All-Stars to perform in Australia has been overwhelming. Fans were amazed not only by what was seen on stage but also the entire band’s engagement with festival goers in and around the campsites and festival grounds. Stone returned the following year, by popular demand, performing sold out shows at Tamworth Country Music Festival, and throughout South East Queensland. John and the Trailer Park All-Stars also played the Gympie Music Muster that same year where they closed the festival, performing to an overflowing venue. Stone decided to record the music video for his single ‘Please Please’ at this performance which made the Top 20 Country Airplay Charts at the time. Australian fans just can’t seem to get enough, with Stone headlining the 2015 Plantation Music Festival and performing at the 35th anniversary of the Gympie Music Muster in 2016.
Prior to realizing his childhood dream of becoming a singer/songwriter, Stone spent eight years in the United States Army as a gunner on an M-1 Tank. He served in Iraq during Shield and Desert Storm, an experience he says has given him the resilience and determination needed to forge a successful career in the music industry.
Having picked up the guitar at the age of six, the multi-talented and self-taught singer/songwriter also plays the bass, drums, harmonica and piano. At any live performance, Stone draws upon all of his musical talent to deliver what he is best known for – energetic, crowd-pleasing performances that leave his audiences wanting more.