The Stifftones are a nationally touring original band. They originated in the small town of Greenville, IL, 45 miles NE of St. Louis, MO. The Stifftones first formed as Shaun and Rachel Stief, a singer/songwriter guitar playing duo. Anthony Newton of Lansing, NY, joined the band in 2019 as lead guitarist and backing vocals. Anthony has since left the band to pursue other opportunities, returning The Stifftones to their a dyad once again.
The Stifftones tour the country with their two dogs in a 1996 Cadillac hearse named Tania and sleep in their yurt when possible. They fly under the Americana Rock genre. Their influences include Cracker, Johnny Hickman, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, R.E.M., The Violent Femmes, and many others.
This band rolls up their sleeves and hits the road to come to you, their fans, friends, and family. They love to meet new people, write new music, and share new adventures.
If you would like The Stifftones to show up at your door, send us a message below. We are available for house shows, venues, and festivals.