Lance Stinson to Rock the St. Patrick's Day with 'Kick-in-the-Teeth' Country Music

Get ready for some “kick-in-the-teeth country” as Lance Stinson returns to River Street for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Stinson’s traditional story-tellin’ country style charged with a rock edge is sure to please the crowd. 

If you were among those on River Street for Oktoberfest, you probably heard a country rock ruckus kicking up out on the waterfront. That was Lance Stinson and his band and they had the crowd tappin’ their toes and singin’ along – some of them breakin’ out in dance. Stinson had’em charged up, for sure.

Well, Lance Stinson is headed back to River Street for St. Patrick’s Day and an even bigger party is guaranteed.         

"Stinson has been around for years but underwent a career reboot and renewal success in the past few years, which has had him and the band touring all over the country regularly."

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Stinson. “We just wanna share our music and we’re gonna do our best to entertain whoever’s there. People come to a show to be entertained. So, I feel like it’s my job to give them what they came for. We’re there to have fun!”

Stinson said he and the band will be doing a lot of their own songs but also some covers he loves and that he knows the audience loves. And he hints that he might have a very special guest appearance from someone Savannahians know well.   

Stinson’s go-to band mates are all Nashville players who’ve played with him for years. Chad Gantt plays lead guitar, drummer Chris Anderson is a native of Glennville, Georgia, and John Ezell, who Stinson says is also “one of the greatest singers I’ve ever shared a stage with,” plucks bass.

Stinson has been around for years but underwent a career reboot and renewal success in the past few years, which has had him and the band touring all over the country regularly. He was recognized as the Male Country Music Artist of the Year for the 2016 Georgia Music Awards and music from his second album, Relentless, is already out. The title song seems destined to join “Tail Lights and Dust,” “Twister,” “Hold My Beer,” “Whiskey,” and “Country Never Goes out of Style” in his lineup of hit songs. 

Stinson grew up on a farm with four older brothers in Lumber City, less than two hours away, about 30 miles southwest of Vidalia. The Stinsons raised hogs and some row crops back in the day and eventually opened up a barbecue restaurant in town. The pork and fixin’s they serve up at Stinson’s Old Fashion Bar-B-Que have garnered considerable acclaim far beyond Lumber City.

 

Stinson describes growing up in Lumber City, a small community of about 1,000, as idyllic for him.    

“It’s a small, tightly knit community,” said Stinson. “Everybody knows everybody and everybody looks out for everybody.” 

Stinson says he listened to two kinds of music growing up, the classic country of his dad (Hank, Waylon, Merle, etc.) and the glam metal bands of the ’80s (Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Poison, etc.) that his brothers favored, and both strains are found in his music. It’s decidedly traditional story-tellin’ country music but some of it’s got a rock edge to it.