Stoney Creek Bluegrass Band features guitarist Ed Barney, banjo player Darrell Sanders, and bassist Libby Files.
Ed Barney has toured internationally as lead guitarist for Up with People, and spent many years playing with Patent Pending. Darrell Sanders began his professional career with the late Charlie Moore, and spent ten years touring internationally and recording with Bill Harrell and the Virginians. Stoney Creek was founded by bassist and vocalist Libby Files ("among the rising number of female vocalists who are making a huge impact on bluegrass music" - Berryville Bluegrass Series promoter Frank Jurney).
Stoney Creek has provided direct support for artists such as the Grascals, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Ronnie Reno, and Loretta Lynn.
Stoney Creek was chosen as "Artist of the Week" by Bluegrass Music Profiles magazine in May 2010. Stoney Creek has appeared on WAMU's Bluegrass Country with host Tom "Cat" Reeder, including an in-studio live session in August 2010 and the world premiere of the band's "Live In Concert" project in July 2011. Recently hailed as "mainstream bluegrass at its best" by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. Stoney Creek will be spending most of 2012 promoting its new bluegrass gospel project, "Are You Ready?".
The latest albums - "Hot Off the Press" and "Live In Concert" - have been featured on bluegrass radio in over 200 markets across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Several singles from the band's last studio album, "Hot Off the Press", reached number one on AirPlay Direct's Bluegrass Singles chart and the album was a mainstay on the Roots Music Report Bluegrass charts for more than a year. This project and the band's increased visibility led to endorsement deals with Deering Banjos and Davis Mandolins.
In July 2011, Stoney Creek released "Live In Concert", a special project dedicated to the band's longtime fans. The project was recorded during a series of hometown shows at Thelma's Family Restaurant in Hedgesville, WV. Hank Janney of WGTY writes that "Live In Concert" is "just plain good!" Tracks from the live project are airing on bluegrass radio across the FM dial and online, including "Knee-Deep In Bluegrass", Southern Branch Bluegrass, New River Valley Bluegrass, World Wide Bluegrass, and the Bluegrass Mix.