The Stonewalls was first conceived by Pat Owen in 2009 while he was in a rockabilly band with some friends from school.
After graduating high school he began writing songs and got with guitar player Thomas Darnell. During their casual and infrequent practices they invited Aaron Carroll to come out and play, and he joined the band on bass and keys and brought drummer Jon Cales to complete the lineup. Jon Cales left the band shortly after their first performance due to creative differences. Ian Kelly filled in on drums while the band searched for a permanent replacement, and eventually Aaron Carroll started experimenting on the drums and became the official drummer, leaving the bass position vacant.
Nathan Boyer joined up on bass and played with the band shortly before leaving and being replaced by Cameron Fletcher for one show. The band (now just Pat Owen, Aaron Carroll and Thomas Darnell) played more small shows as a trio, before finding saxophone player Jarred Haskins and vocalist/pianist Sarah Chlarson. Sarah quickly learned to play bass guitar and brought expanded vocal potential to the group, while Jarred featured a more brassy/jazzy sound to accompany the long bluesy jams that the band loved to play.
After taking a few small shows locally in bars and coffee houses and a few battle of the bands they decided to take a break from performance and focus on songwriting and recording. During this time they were introduced to violinist Josh Fenner and he joined the band not long thereafter. After discovering that every member of the band was multi-versatile in their instrumentation, The Stonewalls focus now on more utilizing the different talents and tastes of each of the different members and how they each play what is best for the song, switching around instruments mid performance and breaking away from the traditional four or five piece rock band format.
Currently The Stonewalls are hard at work recording their first album and writing many more album's worth of material, some new and some reminiscent.