The Wednesdays at the Square series continues this afternoon with a headlining set by Anders Osborne. Osborne’s incendiary live performances are a known quantity, but readers may be interested in hearing a bit about Stainback (pictured at top).
Along with his recently formed band, Roosterfoot, Stainback plays electric blues rock and writes original music inspired by his heroes in southern music. His influences run the gamut between country, folk, and the blues.
In a twist on the usual formation of a band, Roosterfoot features Stainback’s father Keith along with guitarist Larry Berwald, Steven Yewcic on bass, and drummer Jason Bruner.
Stainback’s working class roots and stints employed at odd jobs led to an ultimately unfulfilling career as a ship worker. But, the heavy metal handling and tough atmosphere in shipyards from Virginia to Honolulu began to inform his songwriting.
“Everything that moves is a rhythm and every noise is a melody. From wheels churning down the interstate to eight pound hammers against the steel hull of a warship,” he said.
Seth Stainback and Roosterfoot head to Lafayette on Thursday to play at the Blue Moon Saloon and return to New Orleans Friday for a performance at Le Bon Temp Roule.