The four members of StoneCrazy are Babe Pino (vocals, harp), Ken Pino (guitar), Danny Klein (bass) and Mark Hylander (drums).
Babe Pino, harp and vocals: Muddy Waters called Babe “one of the finest harmonica players in the country.” As front man for the Babe Pino Blues Band and Babe Pino’s Boston Blues Band, Babe and his brother Ken opened for the giants of the Blues and Jazz world…B.B. King, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, The Buddy Rich Big Band, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells Bonnie Raitt and The J.Geils Band.
Ken Pino, guitar: Guitarist for W.C.Handy and Grammy Award winning Johnny “Clyde” Copeland for ten years and recorded seven albums with Johnny, three of which were Grammy nominated. Simon Wilkinson of The Advertiser, Adelaide, Australia wrote in his review “…at times he (Copeland) was overshadowed by the considerable talent of the band’s rhythm player, Ken Pino.” Kenny also toured widely with Hubert Sumlin, Magic Slim, Joe Hughes, Johnny Johnson and Debbie Davies.
Danny Klein, bass: DK, “Ace on Bass,” is a founding and current member of The J.Geils Band who recorded seventeen hit albums. Thomas Wictor of Bass Player Magazine says “…When it comes to pulse pounding dance music, Danny Klein is simply one of the best bass players around. His grooves are punchy and exciting, and he spices things up with string popping, snaky slides and a gritty macho tone though echoes of funk and R&B can be heard. His playing defies categorization – it seems more intuitive than anything else. It would be hard to find a more infectious bass line than “Freeze Frame,” and “Flame Thrower” has to be one of the greatest party songs ever written.” He recently toured nationally and in Europe with Debbie Davies for two years.
Mark Hylander, drums: “…Mark Hylander is a solid drummer!” says Variety. Mark has twenty six years of professional drumming experience. He has toured extensively and recorded with many bands including Duke and the Drivers, West, and the Swinging Johnsons.
Stonecrazy Tour Dates: 1996 – 2005
09/28/96 – Stonecrazy @ Sticky Mike’s Blues Cruise
07/10/97 – Stonecrazy @ Rowes Wharf Rock Cruise
06/29/98 – Stonecrazy @ The Paradise
12/12/98 – Stonecrazy @ Mama Kin
07/23/04 – Next Page Cafe – Weymouth, MA
09/16/04 – Mojo Blues Bar at Florentinas, 143 Main St., Cambridge.
09/17/04 – Next Page Cafe, Weymouth
09/19/04 – Private Party
09/20/04 – Private Party
09/24/04 – Jake’s Dixie Roadhouse, 220 Moody St., Waltham
10/01/04 – Mojo Blues Bar at Florentinas, 143 Main St., Cambridge
10/08/04 – Jake’s Dixie Roadhouse, 220 Moody St., Waltham
10/15/04 – Word of Mouth BBQ, Methuen
10/16/04 – Marconi’s, 1138 Worcester Rd., Framingham
10/22/04 – Dee Dee’s 297 Newport Ave., Quincy
10/23/04 – Next Page Cafe , Weymouth
10/30/04 – DJ’s 365 Centre Ave. Rockland
11/05/04 – ? – Marconi’s, 1138 Worcester Rd., Framingham
11/06/04 – Dodge Street Bar & Grill, Salem
11/12/04 – ? – Marconi’s, 1138 Worcester Rd., Framingham
11/13/04 – Craven House 1406 Hyde Park Ave., Hyde Park
11/14/04 – The Barking Crab 22 Sleeper St., Boston
11/18/04 – Cantab Lounge 738 Mass Ave. Cambridge
11/19/04 – ? – Marconi’s, 1138 Worcester Rd., Framingham
11/20/04 – Jake’s Dixie Roadhouse, 220 Moody St., Waltham
12/12/04 – The Barking Crab, 22 Sleeper St. Boston
06/17/05 – Upstairs at the Rhumbline, Railroad Avenue, Gloucester MA. STONECRAZY CD release party! (Gallery)
07/28/05 – DK’s Point Breeze restaurant in Webster, MA. Support for Roomful of Blues (Gallery)
09/17/05 – Johnny D’s Uptown Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St, Davis Square, Somerville, MA. STONECRAZY CD release party!
09/25/05 – Boston Blues Trust Festival @ the Hatch Shell, Boston
01/14/06 – The Union Blues (Gallery)
07/29/06 – J.J’s House Of Blues, Worcester, MA (Gallery)