My name is David Burke, aka Stoney. I have been playing music and studying music theory for over twenty years.
I started playing the Button Accordion in 2003. After many years of hard practice with the Flamenco Guitar I wanted
something new and FUN.
I started on a Cheap Chinese accordion and recently graduated to a Hohner Corona 3500.
I hope to get another accordion in a different key soon.
Here is a brief history of what I have done musically
in my life.
At age 16 I got my first accoustic guitar. Played that for about 3 years.
At 19 I switched to Electric
At 21 I started my first band, "Tortoise Blue and the Gravediggers." We were a four piece blues band.
Tortoise Blue was the harmonica player. At this point he plays with Big Daddy G
and is known as Canada's best Blues harmonica player.
After that I went on to play in another band called "Beat Crazy."
This was an Electric Trio that did Blues, Rockabilly, R&B etc. etc.
Then came "The Sugardaddys" a five piece Soul band.
We recorded an albums worth of material but never managed to release it. Too bad. I still listen to it now and
then and it's pretty cool stuff.
After a few other short lived projects I decided to give up the Bass and go back to guitar.
messed with folk, rock and all that unplugged stuff for a while.
Later I switched to the Classical guitar and got into
Flamenco for a while. Did that for five years. Then a two year sabbatical from music before taking up the Accordion,
which I think I will stick with until the end.
Hope you enjoy the site.
Don't forget to practice scales everyday.