There are people who play the Blues who are technically fine, but lack the intangible quality of heart and soul that elevates them beyond being merely a player. It's a feeling you get when listening to someone, the feeling that each note they play or sing is costing them something emotionally, which is what makes the difference. It's like the difference between the person who asks you how you're doing as part of a meaningless salutation and the person who really wants to know how you are feeling
If Stacy Mitchhart were to ask you how were doing, you know that he'd mean every word of it. His music is the real thing with each note he plays on anyone of his guitars, and each note that he sings sounding like its coming straight from his heart. He incorporates all sorts of styles into his music, Country, Soul, Rhythm and Blues, and early Rock and Roll, to build his own unique sound. But, at its core, it's the Blues.
Stacy Mitchhart’s awards and accolades include his 2012 induction into the Canadian Blues Hall of Fame, a Billboard debut at #6 for his “Live from BB Kings” CD, a first round Grammy Nomination in 2007 for his album, “Gotta Get The Feelin’ Back Again”, the prestigious "Albert King Award" from The Blues Foundation, “Blues Entertainer of the Year,” “Blues Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Blues Guitarist of the Year,” “Electric Blues Act of the Year”, "Acoustic Blues Act of the Year”, and “#1 Blues recording of 2004” from Music City Blues Society, and the “#1 Blues recording of 2001” by the New York Jazz and Blues Society. Stacy Mitchhart was also nominated for the "Little Milton Campbell Best Guitarist Award" by the JusBlues Awards in Atlanta. And, the single “You Turn Me On” from the “I’m a Good Man” CD, charted #1 on the Beach Music Charts.
Stacy Mitchhart currently plays over 250 shows yearly in front of over 100,000 fans while traveling close to 60,000 miles. Stacy Mitchhart holds endorsements from Epiphone Guitars, Epiphone Amplifiers, , AKG Microphones and guitar wireless systems, Rapco Cables, Spectraflex Cables, Sabine Tuners and Effects, D’Addario Strings and Accessories, Samson products, Eminence Speakers, On Stage Stands, Bigheart Slides, Body Glove Cases, Shoe Carnival and Los Altos Boots.
Stacy Mitchhart has appeared on numerous television shows including PBS Jubilee Concert Series, TBS’s ‘Dinner and a Movie’, HBO, the Speed Channel for NASCAR races, and Monday Night Football for Tennessee Titans including original compositions being used for the broadcast. Independent filmmaker Tim Hardiman released the documentary “NASHVEGAS Blues” which is based on the remarkable story of Stacy Mitchhart’s life and was premiered World-wide on The Documentary Channel in November 2009. It continues to be in the Documentary Channel programming rotation.