NEWS: GROUNDSWELL MUSIC TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM FROM CARLETON STONE ON SEPTEMBER 6, PRODUCED BY HAWKSLEY WORKMAN

September 6 marks the release of the highly-anticipated self-titled sophomore album from Nova Scotia-based contemporary pop/rock artist Carleton Stone.



Produced by JUNO Award-winning Canadian artist Hawksley Workman, the album's 11 tracks sparkle with contemporary smart-pop energy, clever hooks and the infectious exuberance of a songwriter with his eye firmly on the prize.

A charismatic young performer and soulful songwriter, Stone has honed his reputation for sweat-drenched live shows in Maritime indie clubs since he was a teenager. In 2009, he released his debut album Carleton Stone Drives The Big Wheel independently, and it went on to garner an East Coast Music Award nomination (Rock Recording of the Year) and two Music Nova Scotia nominations (New Artist/Group Recording and Pop/Rock artist/group recording).


In Fall 2010, Stone was able to get his music to Hawksley Workman, and the two hit it off right away; they even co-wrote one of the album's focus tracks, "Million Dollar Heart". Workman is one of the most sought-after talents in Canadian music today and has garnered a reputation for handpicking young artists who have gone on to build successful international careers in the music industry. Among the artists that Workman has produced are Tegan and Sara, Hey Rosetta!, Serena Ryder, Sarah Slean and Great Big Sea.

"I'm a huge fan of Hawksley," said Stone. "When I was growing up, he was everything I wanted to be- a captivating front man, excellent story-teller, down to earth. I'd never seen anyone as magnetic. He really maximizes what he has as a performer when he is on stage."

The songs that make up Stone's strong debut for GroundSwell Music are evocative, country-laced rock ballads destined for stadiums.

Stone recently completed a series of East Coast dates alongside Blue Rodeo. He will be showcasing the breadth of his musical talent at a number of diverse music events including Halifax Pop Explosion, Nova Scotia Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Awards New Artist showcase on September 10 in Hamilton. For a complete listing of dates, see below or visit Stone's newly-revamped website at www.carletonstone.com.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Aug 28 @ The Carleton, HALIFAX (*Halifax Urban Folk Festival)
Sept 2 @ Joan Harris Cruise Pavillion, SYDNEY,NS (*Right Some Good Culinary Festival)
Sept 10 @ Canadian Country Music Awards Showcase, HAMILTON
Oct 20 @ The Bus Stop Theatre, HALIFAX (*Halifax Pop Explosion Showcase)
Nov 4 @ Rodd Grand Yarmouth Convention Centre, YARMOUTH, NS (*Nova Scotia Music Week Showcase)

LINKS

www.carletonstone.com
www.twitter.com/carletonstone
http://www.carletonstone.com/industrypage/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carleton-Stone/127726930640824

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