Rocky Gaines brings an African-American impact to the realm of acoustic Americana/Folk warmth and storytelling. Rocky has been performing nationally on folk/acoustic circuits since her high school and college days in San Antonio, Texas. Ever a traveler, Gaines grew up in an Air Force family stationed around the country from Hawaii to Cape Cod and points in between. Rocky's ability to superimpose her identity on her different backgrounds provided inspiration for her signature song, the title track of her CD 'Black Stone.' 'Black Stone' was recorded in Nashville, with producer Johnny Pierce (Jimmie Spheeris, Juice Newton, Kathy Mattea). In her music is contained a strong blend of African-American music influences with percussive and rhythmic undertones, evidenced on songs such as the Cajun-Zydeco flavored, 'Do You Ever Think About Me,' the reggae-influenced 'Outside the Lines,' the gospel-inspired 'We Will Miss You' and her homage to the election of Nelson Mandela, 'Stand In Line,' with it's infectious African chant.