With a voice that’s been described as sandpaper-sweet, whiskey-soaked and “Springsteen-ish”, Truckstop Coffee’s frontman and songwriter Pete Stein delivers a more intimate version of the band’s alt-country/americana rock n’ roll. His songs range from upbeat foot-stompers to lonesome ballads full of vivid imagery, heartache and grit. If the American landscape is his palette, a rambler’s heart is his brush, and he paints his canvass in pictures of hope, futility, love and loss…with the occasional drinking song and murder ballad thrown in for good measure.
Originally from a small farm in the foothills of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Pete now hails from Knoxville, Tennessee (by way of Florida, California and Massachusetts) when he’s not on the road. He’s spent most of the last few years touring through neon cities and sleepy little towns out to Colorado, Texas and back throughout the south-east. You can catch him on big stages opening for acts as rocking as The Reverend Horton Heat, or you can come drink beers with him in smoky little dive bars. He’s at home in either setting, and he’ll make you feel that way, too.