Stone cut his musical teeth in Chicago with masters of the post-war electric blues sound and as a long-time member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Sam Lay’s international touring band. He went on to release several critically acclaimed albums as a bandleader, while continuing to perform and record with many of the genre’s legendary artists––experiences that both shaped and inspired his musical trajectory. Stone is endorsed by Seydel Harmonicas.


For his ­fifth career release, Stone has taken a marked departure from the full-band electric blues tradition as he embraces the raw synergy of a stripped-down acoustic trio.  Born of a musical collaboration developed over a dozen years of performing in Japan, what began as a project intended for exclusive Japanese release has transformed into a musically sentimental project that was enthusiastically embraced and encouraged by the late, great Big Jay McNeely. Trio in Tokyo showcases the fi­ne musicianship of pianist Elena Kato and bassist Hiroshi Eguchi (Mavis Staples, Sugar Blue), and is a testament to the love and respect for blues music across cultures and around the world.

"Trio in Toyko offers vivid testimony that Rob Stone, wherever he roams and whatever size band he finds himself fronting, can always be trusted to deliver the searing, soulful, supremely enjoyable goods."  -Matt Lohr, Living Blues

feat. Elena Kato and Hiroshi Eguchi




"Goodnight Irene" from Trio in Tokyo


Trio in Tokyo