LA based live/session guitarist and producer. I am a Berklee College of Music graduate with a myriad of live performances and studio sessions beneath my belt. I spent years in the Boston underground scene in rock and pop bands (Lithic, Abby Carey), and as a session and event guitarist playing Jazz, Blues, and R&B.
I graduated from Berklee in the spring of 2019 with hundreds of shows, sessions, and events behind me. I am now based in LA with my band Lithic (www.itslithic.com/epk). I operate out of my home studio where I am equipped with an arsenal of acoustic and electric guitars, amps, and effects.
Given my session and event background I specialize in a plethora of styles;
Alternative Rock and Metal, Blues, Hip-Hop, Slide Guitar, Jazz, and Country are among some of my favorites, but I always welcome new forms of music.
I encourage you to send me references and guitarists you would want me to emulate (tone, performance, attitude, etc).
I am a chameleon when it comes to styles, and have spent the last 17 years sharpening my chops.
My preferred DAW is Logic Pro X, but I have access to Pro Tools and Ableton too.
I can record acoustic or electric guitar, or even both together for one track. I am happy to explore textures and vibes to find the sounds that best serve your project. Be it a whole album or one single I am happy to provide my skills.
I can also produce a beat, or backing track, for $200
My gear highlights include a Fender Custom Shop 57 Stratocaster, 1977 Gibson Les Paul Custom, Morgan MVP 23 Amplifier, a litany of effect pedals that I hand chose to create the ultimate guitar sound, My Apollo Twin.
My computer is equipped with a slew of state-of-the-art plugins.
Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.
8 ReviewsEndorse Stone Panunzio
Stone Panunzio is one of the most talented, personable, and professional musicians I’ve had the pleasure of working with. As a frontman, he brings the energy and enthusiasm needed to engage a crowd, and as an accompanist he always plays exactly what will support the music. Stone is punctual, professional, and an incredible musician with an infectiously positive attitude. Highly recommended.
A class act. His talent is so raw and yet so refined through his years of training. You can hear the passion he has in everything he plays. Besides being a musical icon he is extremely kind and very easy and inspiring to work with. Could not recommend more.
I have had the pleasure to work with Stone on dozens of shows. Each and every time Stone has showed up to the event ready and professional. Stone is a true performer, he always finds a way to connect an engage a crowd creating an inclusive and energetic atmosphere. You can tell through his work that Stone's true passion is music. Over the course of many shows Stone has routinely demonstrated exemplary character always being a team player ensuring the success of his craft.
Stone Panunzio is a very innovative and passionate guitar player. He’s just one of those guys who always has a guitar strapped on, looking for that next idea. He is always able to offer a unique voice in his playing and whenever he takes a solo, it is unmistakably him. He’s a great rhythm player as well, he’s always very respectful of other musicians and does a great job of holding the fort down while other people are taking the lead. When it’s time for him to take the lead though, he shines brightly, offering deep emotions under the veil of some serious shredding.
There are few others I know who are as dedicated to their craft as this man is: his talent for music is overshadowed only by how hard he works. When he jumps into something, he dives headfirst and won’t come out til he’s touched the bottom (I’ve seen him do it with everything ranging from learning shredding solos to photography and tackling dense books). He also has an infectious personality that vivifies all he touches, from his music to those around him. For the past few years I’ve been one of those fortunate people, and I can say wholeheartedly, without a shred of doubt, he’s worth knowing.
Stone spends most of his day thinking about, playing, or discussing guitars. This man lives and breathes music. In addition to is obvious addiction to the instrument, he possesses a serious talent for it. He is a hard worker, a dedicated musician, and an exceptional human. As an accompanist, he knows when to let the vocalist shine and when to step into the spotlight himself. He always serves the song first and foremost. Stone is the first person I call when I need a guitarist regardless of genre, venue, time commitment, etc. Be warned, however, that he may subject you to pictures of his cat.
The only thing that tops Stone’s fiery guitar playing is his infectious personality. He’s hands down one of the top guitarists and overall musicians I have ever worked with and is also one of the nicest, funniest, quirkiest people I’ve ever met. No one can transition from hard rock, to delta blues, to pop, to bossa nova, and everything in between like Stone Panunzio. Total legend right here!!
Stone is not just the most skilled guitarist I have worked with, he is the most adaptable. I recall in our college days he would spend months on end just practicing bluegrass, or blues, or shredding, or getting a tight at rhythm guitar, and I, as someone who is garbage at practicing, would say "Why are you spending so much time on bluegrass. You don't even like bluegrass?" and he would say "I just wanna be super good at all of it," and after years of practicing, and being in his own rock band, I am impressed to see that he has not only maintained his skills, but developed great versatility.