Calv'ry Music
Contact: Libby Files
Phone: 304-268-1785   

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Company: Clinch Mountain Promotions
Email: clinchmountainpromotions@gmail.com

Company: Alliance Entertainment
Phone: 800-329-7664

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STONEY CREEK - West Virginia's Classic Bluegrass Band

Photos: 2018 Band Photo 96dpi (no title)
2017 Band Photo 72dpi (no title)
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Past Photos: 2015 Band Photo 72dpi  |  2015 Band Photo 300dpi

DJs and Broadcasters - Download the latest radio singles from AirPlay Direct: Live On Location and Memories & TearsTo download 320kbps MP3s, visit Soundcloud.

To request a physical CD, or zip files by Dropbox, email stoneycreekbluegrass@gmail.com.

Retailers - Contact our distributer Alliance Entertainment for physical CDs (or deal direct by emailing stoneycreekbluegrass@gmail.com)


During its 20 years of entertaining bluegrass audiences in the Mid-Atlantic region, Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band has been named "West Virginia's classic bluegrass band" by Around the Panhandle Magazine, and praised as "mainstream bluegrass at its best" by Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine.

"We try to put on a show that will entertain any music fan, even if they donít consider themselves a bluegrass fan," says vocalist Libby Files. "Our music ranges from hard driving traditional bluegrass to bluegrass gospel and some slower dance numbers."

Stoney Creek's albums Live On Location and Memories & Tears both reached #1 on AirPlay Direct. The band has seen radio play in over 400 markets with original songs including "Come Stay Awhile," "Never Tell Me," "The Traveling Song," "Thirty Years" and "Fast Train." The band's music videos have gained a following on social media, due in part to their reflection of the traditional bluegrass sound and rural lifestyle. Stoney Creek signed on to be one of the first featured artists on livebluegrass.net, a streaming concert platform introduced in 2018.

"Libby is among the rising number of female vocalists who are making a big impact on bluegrass music," said Frank Jurney, founder of Virginia's Berryville Bluegrass Series.

Al Shusterman, host of Bluegrass Backroads on KUBU FU, noted the band's "great traditional songs, fine vocals and superb musicianship."

In Sept. 2018, Stoney Creek partnered with the Boot for an exclusive premiere of the "Fast Train" music video. The Boot, one of the top country music sites, praised the video's "stunning sights" and said the band is "known for fusing bluegrass traditionalism with gospel sensibilities."

Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band features Libby Files on vocals and bass, Brett Smeltzer on mandolin and vocals, Kenton "Red" Catlett on guitar and vocals, and Troy Stangle on banjo, dobro and vocals.



LIBBY FILES - bass and vocals

Stoney Creek was founded by bassist and vocalist Libby Files. "Libby is among the rising number of female vocalists who are making a huge impact on bluegrass music" - Berryville Bluegrass Series promoter Frank Jurney.

  BRETT SMELTZER - mandolin and vocals

Brett spent several years touring and recording with one of Maryland's premiere bluegrass acts, Jack Sanbower and the No Leeway Band. Brett is also a bluegrass broadcaster, serving as host of "Bluegrass Retrospect" on The Bluegrass Jamboree on Friday evenings. Brett endorses Davis Mandolins and MBC Custom Straps.


  TROY STANGLE - banjo, dobro and vocals

Troy previously played banjo and dobro with All4Hym, who recorded on the Rural Rhythm Christian label. Troy also played and recorded with Nickel Misery Bluegrass Band. His stage and studio experience made Troy a logical pick for Stoney Creek.

"Troy displays a vast array of versatility and uniqueness in his banjo skills," according to the band's mandolin player Brett Smeltzer. "He is a veteran with a musical talent that is not overpowering, but what audiences will appreciate and find very pleasing to the ear. It's great to have Troy on board with Stoney Creek."


KENTON "RED" CATLETT - guitar and vocals

"When I was first getting into bluegrass music nearly 30 years ago, Kenton was the first person that I started playing music with ... rather quickly focusing on both harmonies and arrangement," according to Brett Smeltzer.

Smeltzer and Files agree that "over the past few years, Kenton has been a reliable source to help out Stoney Creek with his vocal and guitar skill on an 'as needed' basis. It is great to know that we have that same commitment from him now on a full-time basis."


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Calv'ry Music. Call 304-268-1785 or email: stoneycreekbluegrass@gmail.com