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The Blue Stones

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The Blue Stones are a blues rock two-piece based in Ontario, Canada. Guitarist, vocalist and lyricist Tarek Jafar met percussionist/vocalist Justin Tessier in high school, but it took them five years and a jump to the same university to get them to come together and make music. During early jamming sessions they settled into a gritty, blues-inspired sound that drew on the likes of Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix and Howlin' Wolf while mirroring the set-up of acts like The White Stripes and The Black Keys.

They recorded a self-titled debut EP in 2011, touring the record extensively and following up with their first full-length album, 'How's That Sound', in 2013. It was their 2016 release 'Black Holes' that gave them their breakthrough, however. The lead single, 'Rolling with the Punches', made it onto US TV shows including 'Shameless', 'Suits' and 'Monday Night Football', exposing the pair to a much wider audience that would, in turn, bring them to a deal with Entertainment One and a global reissue of 'Black Holes'.

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