Preacher Stone

Played 2011

Preacher Stone

About Preacher Stone

Hailing from the Charlotte, NC area and Nashville, Preacher Stone has found their place in the modern era of rock and roll.  Their driving musical style offers a classic rock vibe with a modern heavy rock experience.  Formed in 2008 by Marty Hill and Ronnie Riddle, this band knows the recipe for any down home rock appetite.  Hellfire and brimstone guitars, soul-shaking rhythms and songs about the common man are the foundations that support Preacher Stone’s dirt clod slinging rock which echoes Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet as well as vintage Bad Company and Led Zeppelin.

Following the success of their debut CD with the hit song “Not Today” featured on the popular Fox television Series Sons of Anarchy the band’s popularity grew quickly.  “Being put on Sons of Anarchy really brought the band a lot of attention and we have watched our fan base, which we refer to as The Congregation solidly grow” says Guitarist Marty Hill.

With the release of their second CD “Uncle Buck’s Vittles,” 2011 has started off to be another strong year for the band, whose members are:  Ronnie Riddle (Lead Vocals, guitar), Marty Hill (Lead Guitar/Slide), Arda Bagcioglu (Lead Guitar, Vocals), Josh Sanders (Bass Guitar, Vocals) and Brent Enman (Drums, Percussion, Vocals).

“Uncle Buck’s Vittles” named after their favorite watering hole, Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub in North Carolina, is a collection of well-written, masterfully performed songs that range from the classic heavy rock sound of “Can’t Keep A Good Man Down” and “Nuff Said” to the heartfelt parents message to their children in the song “Hand On The Bible” to the high octane country ditty, I’ll Be Damned.  They also perform a version of “Come Together” by The Beatles that will open your eyes like red-eye gravy on grits!   The band is offering a Free download of their veteran’s tribute song “Carved In Stone” off their website.  The new CD has something for everyone from rock to country with songs off the new album also being featured in the new movie “Witness Insecurity” starring Meatloaf, Ed Asner and Edward Furlong (Terminator.)

Preacher Stone is an Americana rock band whose potent mixture of rock and blues resonates with you long after a show!  “Seeing Preacher Stone is like driving 200 miles per hour in the rain,” says lead singer Ronnie Riddle, “All you can do is hold on and enjoy the ride!”  A more accurate description of a Preacher Stone show may not be found.  Their often truthful stories of love gone bad, revenge, drinking, brawling, partying and friendship, delivered from the heart are all guaranteed to move the faithful and convert those who have yet to see the light!

What Passengers Think

First time on RLC cruise and it was, by far, one of the best damn times I’ve ever had in my life! Loved every band we saw, especially Sammy, Bad Company and Artimus Pyle! Had already booked for VII before we even went on this one and won’t be giving up my reservation for anything! I do agree with another reviewer that the chair reserving/holding on the deck needs to be addressed and the smoking everywhere on deck 11 was a little much. Thank you NAHA for nailing it for us true rockers!!

Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy! Mary, Talk about a Rock-n-Roll fantasy!

This was my 11th cruise overall but my First RLC! And I can simply say it’s the BEST I have been on. It was more than anything I could have imagined. Everyone was there for one purpose, and that was to ROCK OUT! I loved all the bands, I loved how everyone was just happy (tough to come across now adays). I am HOOKED. I initially didn’t think I’d be able to attend VII, (going on a Hawaiian cruise in April 2019), but I’m working it to make it happen (my suite mates already booked me so I have a room, just gotta figure out $$-but I’LL BE THERE). I met so many great people, the music is my genre of music and it’s just a great time! Looking forward to many more, and it really is for a great cause (NAHA). m/ ROCKSTAR!!!!

Jeni, This Cruise Was Meant for ME! Jeni, This Cruise Was Meant for ME!