Out of the Blue
Cole Prior Stevens... guitarist, singer & songwriter that has worked his craft in the blues genre for nearly three decades. As a contemporary electric blues guitarist, Cole also crafts his bottleneck acoustic style on pre war acoustic blues, drawing his inspiration from Son House to Albert King. While calling Louisville, KY home, his musical ideas and style were shaped and honed from his West Coast upbringing. Whether he is slinging his favorite Strat while fronting his own band or sliding a bottleneck solo across the fretboard of his National Reso-phonic, Cole has developed a definitive, cross-cut style of his own... In 1997 Cole opened John Lee Hooker's last concert of the year. Also sharing the bill at the same show was fellow southpaw Coco Montoya. By the end of the night, Cole was inspired to finish his first solo acoustic disc 'Out Of The Blue' which debuted in 1998. Within the next two years, Cole tallied scores of regional and local gigs and opened to the likes of Greg Allman, Charlie Musselwhite, Smokin' Joe Kubick & Bnois King. Cole's music has been featured on internet radio since 1997 and has been downloaded by fans all over the world. Cole's songcraft and lyrics are interlaced with personal philosophies about the fragile human condition, to which we all share a common thread. Listeners are gently provoked to consider the unique perspectives of what Cole is all about. He is inspired to carry the bluescraft artistically into all other available demensions. Cole performs our future's blues for audiences here and now.