Rob Stoner

“American Pie” bassist describes the session where it all went down

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
Date February 28, 2022

Make no mistake about it, Rob Stoner is a rock and roll lifer. The multi-instrumentalist has played more than a few unforgettable gigs with legendary artists in his time—and you better believe he’s got some stories to tell. Stoner’s career got going in a big way in the late 1960s. While attending school at NYC’s Columbia university, his band notched a songwriting contract with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. He soon made a name for himself as a go-to session musician, finding work with the likes of Bob Dylan and Don McLean. Over the years, Stoner has appeared with or recorded with a long list of music greats including Chuck Berry, Ringo Starr, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lou Reed, and Pete Seeger. Beyond his work as a sideman and session musician, he’s also released two solo albums and had his original compositions recorded by artists like Link Wray and Johnny Winter.

Watch our interview with Rob!

See Jon’s blog, with key takeaways from this interview here.

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