"Sends a shiver down the spine.
The gloriousness is downright outrageous.
A cosmic journey."
- Maverick Magazine, London, UK
Stuart McNair was recently called
"one of the South's musical treasures"
by Maverick Magazine UK, for his ability
to combine Southern American Folk, Zydeco,
Bluegrass, and Reggae traditions and
weave them into life-affirming, uplifting songs.
"Guaranteed to get your feet moving,
get you thinking, and even make you laugh"
Stuart McNair is a singer/songwriter,
multi-instrumentalist, and bandleader
from the New Orleans area, now living
in Asheville, NC. He has had temporary
homes from Birmingham, AL, to Edinburgh,
Scotland, and has absorbed the music
of various continents.
Stuart and his band combine Folk, Country,
Caribbean, and Creole traditions for an
irresistible sound and joyous live show.
His songs, called "dazzling", "uplifting",
and "glorious", deliver an Earth-friendly
message and deal with love,
life, and communion with nature.
"His ultimate goal is to make people dance.
His latest record is proves that."
- Mary Calurso, AL.COM
With a busy touring schedule both in the US and overseas,
Stuart wows audiences by playing guitars, piano,
harmonicas, trumpet, accordion, washboard, mandolin,
and other instruments on stage. He has a strong Zydeco
influence, and he uses bayou and mountain
rhythms, and unique tales to take his audience to new places.
"Talk about versatility!"
- Mary Calurso, AL.com
Stuart's songs have landed on AAA, NPR, and other charts,
and he recently played in London during the 2012 Olympics.
His full band's latest release, a full band Zydeco-influenced
romp called "Dance All Day", has had gold reviews in the US and the UK.
2004 - Building a Fire
2008 - Growing a Garden
2009 - Climbing a Mountain
2012 - Dance All Day
"Stuart McNair touches on elements of life, love, faith,
and our communion with nature. In simple, straight-forward
fashion, McNair has created an album that should establish
him as one of the best young talents in folk music, bar none.
"Destined for Alternative Greatness"
- Muse's Muse Online Reviews
"Cosmic thoughts and unforgettable, beautiful songs...
a bit like Johnny Cash singing the Upanishads."
- Mobile Bay Monthly
"This is a much-needed reemergence of heartfelt,
quality Southern music. It's an impressive combination
of folk, bluegrass, and alt. country....akin to the
likes of Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, with a
hint of Simon and Garfunkel."
"He could be on the airwaves in an instant.
Or with the right support, he could be the
next alt-country darling, alongside
Ryan Adams and Wilco"
- City Magazine, TuscaloosA, AL
Stuart McNair’s tracks