Family Stone

Family Stone

The Family Stone performs regularly at casinos and state fairs and other events around the country. Yoshi's is the smallest venue on the band's schedule in many years, and it brings Martini to the city that helped begat Sly and the Family Stone all those years ago. Martini says even then, he knew the band would achieve success. Martini was the one who suggested the group form, going to Sly when Sly was still a DJ at an Oakland radio station and telling him he should front a group.

"Sly and I go back to the '50s," says Martini, who attended... more