"West Virginia's Classic Bluegrass Band"
- Around the Panhandle Magazine

"A Miner's Life" (radio single)
 - No. 1 on Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart
 - No. 1 on the Bluegrass Tunes Top 10 Countdown
- No. 1 on the Bluegrass Jamboree Top 15 Chart for six weeks

"A Miner's Life" (music video)
- No. 1 on Bluegrass Music TV Top 10 Chart

Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band endorses Southern States Cooperative

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Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band

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

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." Files also describes the music as "down-home." "It reminds you of the kind of atmosphere you were around as a kid. It's farmland stuff people can relate to. Just good, old down-to-earth music."

"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.

In 2020, Stoney Creek released the single "A Miner's Life." Originally recorded by Charlie Waller and the Country Gentlemen, Stoney Creek's recording has spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Bluegrass Jamboree's Top 15 Chart and reached No. 1 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart. The band also released a music video for "A Miner's Life," distributed by Bluegrass Music TV and reaching No. 1 on the Bluegrass Music TV Top Ten Music Video Chart. "This song, the composition, the recording is pure genius," according to bluegrass enthusiast Ed Henry.

Stoney Creek has been joined on stage by special guest Rhonda Vincent during a performance at the Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival. Country music icon Loretta Lynn described the group as "wonderful" when Stoney Creek opened for her early in its career. 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.

Katy Orr-Dove, general manager of Orr's Farm Market and Live Bluegrass Weekends, said Stoney Creek "brings a signature sound to bluegrass favorites."

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." In 2019, the band performed at West Virginia's Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival and headlined the Williamson Ruritan Bluegrass & BBQ Festival in St. Thomas, Pa. Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band has partnered with Southern States Cooperative to promote stores located near the band's concert appearances.

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

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.

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