"Sends a shiver down the spine.

The gloriousness is downright outrageous.

A cosmic journey." 

- Maverick Magazine, London, UK

 

 

 

 

Stuart McNair was recently called

"one of the South's musical treasures"

by Maverick Magazine UK, for his ability

to combine Southern American Folk, Zydeco, 

Bluegrass, and Reggae traditions and

weave them into life-affirming, uplifting songs.

 

 

"Guaranteed to get your feet moving,

get you thinking, and even make you laugh"

 -Wildy'sWorld.com

 

 

Stuart McNair is a singer/songwriter,

multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader

from the New Orleans area, now living

in Asheville, NC. He has had temporary

homes from Birmingham, AL, to Edinburgh,

Scotland, and has absorbed the music

of various continents.

 

 

 

 

Stuart and his band combine Folk, Country,

Caribbean, and Creole traditions for an

irresistible sound and joyous live show.

His songs, called "dazzling", "uplifting",

and "glorious", deliver an Earth-friendly

message and deal with love, 

life, and communion with nature. 

"His ultimate goal is to make people dance.

His latest record is proves that." 

- Mary Calurso, AL.COM

 

 

 

 

With a busy touring schedule both in the US and overseas, 

Stuart wows audiences by playing guitars, piano, 

harmonicas, trumpet, accordion, washboard, mandolin, 

and other instruments on stage. He has a strong Zydeco 

influence, and he uses bayou and mountain

rhythms, and unique tales to take his audience to new places.

 

 

 

 

"Talk about versatility!" 

- Mary Calurso, AL.com 

 

 

Stuart's songs have landed on AAA, NPR, and other charts,

and he recently played in London during the 2012 Olympics. 

His full band's latest release, a full band Zydeco-influenced

romp called "Dance All Day", has had gold reviews in the US and the UK. 

 

 

Discography: 

2004 - Building a Fire 

 

2008 - Growing a Garden 

 

2009 - Climbing a Mountain 

 

2012 - Dance All Day 

 

 

 

More Quotes:

"Stuart McNair touches on elements of life, love, faith,

and our communion with nature. In simple, straight-forward

fashion, McNair has created an album that should establish

him as one of the best young talents in folk music, bar none.

-Wildy'sWorld.com

 

 

 

"Destined for Alternative Greatness"

- Muse's Muse Online Reviews

 

 

 

"Cosmic thoughts and unforgettable, beautiful songs...

a bit like Johnny Cash singing the Upanishads." 

- Mobile Bay Monthly

 

 

 

"This is a much-needed reemergence of heartfelt, 

quality Southern music. It's an impressive combination

of folk, bluegrass, and alt. country....akin to the

likes of Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, with a

hint of Simon and Garfunkel."

- Datelinealabama.com

 

 

"He could be on the airwaves in an instant.

Or with the right support, he could be the

next alt-country darling, alongside

Ryan Adams and Wilco"

- City Magazine, TuscaloosA, AL

 

 

 

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