As Sanders' song Government Issue suggests, "I was a Desert Strike baby conceived in 1964.", he indeed was born in 1965 in Blackwell, OK. His family relocated frequently to other states and Germany due to his father's military service until they settled in Enid, OK in 1976.
Stacey then started playing acoustic guitar and penning songs during his teens. He cut his teeth on the sounds of James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Neil Young and any other acoustic-themed musician he would aspire to become.
Sanders unapologetically shies away from love songs and prefers telling gritty, earthy stories. Many of his songs are based on true-life experiences while others are whimsical, wild tales. His earliest childhood memories of family vacations from Los Angeles back to the Plains, boyhood journeys of red dirt roads, hitchhiking blue highways, and lunch breaks at interstate truck stops are evident in his clever lyrics.
His favorite guitar is his '77 Martin D-35.
He resides in Enid with his wife Kay and their dog Jane.
"Sanders' songs could just as easily have come from the back catalog of the Eagles or America. They're that familiar. They're that good. From AMERICANA DELUXE ~ his song 'Ali MacGraw' is one of those. I swear I've heard it on a movie soundtrack. But no, I haven't. Not yet, anyway. Same goes for 'Pontiac Blues'. These stories are told in the best way possible. His sad songs don't drag you down. His happy songs don't sound giddy and over the top. They leave you satisfied, yet wanting more. Stacey Sanders stays true to his craft and does it well. If you like sweetness and light while revving your engine on a Saturday night, you'll certainly enjoy hearing from this Oklahoma troubadour."
The Corridor NOV 2014/Volume IX/Issue IV
I live in the middle of the map, which makes it convenient for me to travel across the continental U.S. I would love to visit your town to play a house concert.
It's a concert in the comfort of your home, art gallery or even on a flatbed trailer. It's a chance to listen to live music in a warm and intimate environment and meet the performer. The host sets up chairs and prepares refreshments for intermission or after the concert. The artists also have the opportunity to sell CDs and other merchandise at this time. Guests typically donate $15 - $25 each to pay the musician. Recommended donations can be determined by the number of seats available.
If I'm touring in your area with an open day, that might be the perfect time to plan such an event. To bring me to you, all you have to do is leave some info.