On the Roof
Bluestone is a collection of Northern Nevada musicians who share common musical influences but who also bring an expansive diversity to the band's sound. Bluestone seamlessly shifts from traditional blues to rock to folk rock to Native American and World beat grooves. Ninety percent of Bluestone's live material is original springing from the individual and collective experiences of the band. Lisa McCuiston is Bluestone's lead vocalist, violin and acoustic guitar player. Her vocal style evokes comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, and, occassionally when the mood hits her, Janis Joplin. Lisa is a classically trained violinist who weaves her sensuous vocals and haunting violin into Bluestone's sound. Vito de la Cruz is the band's rhythm guitarist, mandolin, harmonica and Native Flute player. Vito has been playing in Northern Nevada venues for several years. Vito and Lisa share the songwriting responsiblities for the band. Gia Torcaso is the band's bass player and back-up vocalist. Gia's steady rhythms and tasteful bass runs add consistency and texture to the bands music. When Gia and Lisa add their delicious harmonies to the mix people simply have to stop and listen. Scott Terry is Bluestone's lead guitar player. He comes from an extented family of musicians He traces this influences to Hendrix, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn and many others. Omar is BlueStone's new drummer. This cat can rock with the best of them. He brings many years of experience in genres ranging from rock and roll to country to the band's overall sound. Omar can whip out any beat and any groove that the band needs or wants. His talent is only matched by his wit.