JACKIE STAHL AND THE WHITE RUSSIANS BIOGRAPHY
Jackie Stahl and The White Russians
The band plays what they describe as "Dirty Americana" music, influenced by Detroit rock, country, blues, jazz, and soul. Stahl's various musical influences range from local folk hero, guitarist Rodriguez to the classic sound of composer Burt Bacharach, the blues stomp of The Black Keys, jazz legend Miles Davis and troubadour Tom Waits.
Matthew Stahl aka Jackie, whose vast work includes playing drums in the bands The Blue Collar Boys, Catfish Mafia, Bixy Lutz, and Jennifer Westwood & The Waycross Georgia Farmboys, just to name a few. His drum skills can also be found on a dozen of recordings over the past twenty years including Motor City Josh "Going to the Country," Harmonica Shah "Deep Detroit," and albums by Jarrod Champion Sleeps 'Til Dusk, and The Grease Merchants. He also contributes his talent to the bands Bixy Lutz, Medicine Letter, Longneck Strangler and The Bad Scandinavians.
After learning to play the piano he began writing and recording songs in his home studio. He currently has assembled a band of his colleagues; guitarist Niko Eklund (The High Balls), guitarist Jason Charbaneau (Ethan Allen Davidson), bassist Kevin KD Davis (Longneck Strangler), and journeyman harmonica player Bernard Staples to join him on his new musical journey.