“Brian Stoltz… played in a funky and blistering way…and he had articulate schemes…Brian’s licks were thought out like piano patterns. He could play James Booker piano licks on the guitar.” - Bob Dylan, Chronicles,Vol.1
Brian Stoltz has released four solo albums, 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 New Orleans' premiere guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire.
While touring, writing and recording for 10 years with the world-renowned Neville Brothers Band, almost two decades with The ‘funky’ Meters and traveling the world with Dr. John, Stoltz 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 and writer/film director John Sayles. Brian’s song Last Kiss, co-written with and recorded by Zachary Richard recently entered the Canadian charts at #18.
Despite the stereotype as a funk guitarist, Brian’s unmistakable sound crosses over a wide-range of genres and is featured on numerous recordings by artists as varied as Bob Dylan, Edie Brickell, the Neville Brothers, Dr. John, The ‘funky’ Meters, Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville. His diverse career includes the release of four solo albums, Up All Night Live (2007), God, Guns & Money (2005) and East Of Rampart Street (2002) and Starving Buddha (1999).
Television appearances with various artists include Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show, Cinemax and Showtime specials and Pay-Per-View 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 Conspiracy Of Hope Tour to raise consciousness of the fate of political prisoners around the world.
Stoltz received Lifetime Achievement awards from CMJ (College Music Journal) and the New Music Corporation. His co-written Healing Chant, performed by the Neville Brothers, won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental in 1991. He 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.
Brian has performed in various 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 in the recent film, Cyrus: Mind Of A Serial Killer. Brian is currently performing as a solo artist and as guitarist and vocalist with The ‘funky’ Meters and is putting final touches on his next solo release, New World Rising, scheduled for early 2014.
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