Stone Driver is a critically acclaimed rock band from Washington, DC that harnesses grunge, blues rock, progressive, and psychedelic influences to create powerful and soulful rock music that resonates with fans both on the stage and from the studio. The band was founded by guitarist, producer, and principle songwriter Chad Lesch in 2007. In addition to writing, recording, and performing original music, Stone Driver continues to be actively involved in supporting multiple charitable organizations in the DMV community (Per Scholas, Lever Fund, Rolling Thunder, Joe Strummer Foundation, etc).
Stone Driver is currently in the studio and working with Grammy award winner John Seymour (prior clients include Santana, U2, Alice In Chains, Jimi Hendrix, and the Dave Matthews Band) to finish their fourth LP slated for a mid-2020 release. Former LA Guns frontman Scott Foster Harris is providing lead vocals for the album, and Jason Everman (Nirvana, Soundgarden) is providing rhythm guitar work on select tracks. They are joined by Chad Lesch on guitars, Larry Joseloff on bass, Nina Goodman on keyboards, and Derek Falzoi on drums.
The band released their last full length album “Chasing Demons” in May 2018 which was also mixed by John Seymour; it is an explosive follow up to their prior two LPs, Rocks (2016) and Descent (2015).
2018 & 2017 were breakout years for Stone Driver that included being voted as “The Best Original Band in 2018” by readers of the Washington City Paper, being endorsed by Rolling Thunder, Inc for their album release and veterans charity fundraiser at Union Stage, winning the local New Belgium Brewing Co. battle of the bands to open for Vintage Trouble at the Tour De Fat outside Nationals Park, organizing and headlining the Joe Strummer Foundation charity benefit concert at the Black Cat, being selected as one of the bands to represent DC at the 9:30 Club at the first DC Music Rocks Festival, and sharing the bill with the Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Good Charlotte, Everclear and Bush at the Celebrate Fairfax 2018 & 2017 festivals. Notable past shows also include playing at the National Archives (with the US Constitution as their backline!), and the SXSW Showcase with the Young Pandas.Connect: