If Florence + the Machine made folk music, it might sound a little like Stone & Snow. –Katie Anastas, NPR Music
Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest – NAMM 2019 Edition for “Love is a Weapon.”
Stone & Snow is an alt-folk pairing of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson. In 2012, they began a collaboration filled with close harmonies and thoughtful lyrics. They gave it a name that gives nod to the mountain landscapes of the West– Stone & Snow.
Successful crowdfunding campaigns resulted in three self-produced full-length studio albums: Love is a Weapon (July 12, 2019), Devil That I Know (May 6, 2016,) and These are the Hills (June 17, 2014). All three albums were recorded by David Rossi of Bombsight Recording Studio (Bloomington, IL). Love is a Weapon was mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room (Fort Collins, CO). Devil That I Know and These Are The Hills were mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room (Chicago, IL).
Their songs have taken them on the road to places like Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicothe, IL), Mile of Music Festival (Appleton, WI), the NAMM Show (Anaheim, CA) and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
Karen and Clint are co-creators of a micro-venue with Chris Gray and Joel Hunter of Half Hazard Press. The Hallowed Hall is a 50-seat listening room in Bloomington, Illinois. An acoustically beautiful room, The Hallowed Hall affords guests an intimate musical experience. All guests receive a poster designed by Half Hazard Press. Many of the performances at The Hallowed Hall sell-out in advance, and it’s the only dedicated listening room in Bloomington-Normal.
Some fine folks have said some real nice things about Stone & Snow. Read some press here:
NPR Music – Outstanding Entries From 2018 The Tiny Desk Contest
Stone & Snow w/ Steve Fast, WGLT
Stone & Snow w/ Jon Norton, WGLT
Stone & Snow on Sound Ideas, WGLT
Stone & Snow in the Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois
The Hallowed Hall w/ Jon Norton, WGLT
Stone & Snow is:
Karen Bridges (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Organ, Percussion)
Clint Thomson (Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Vocals, Harmonica, Mandolin, Banjo, Lap Steel)
John Ganser (Drums)
Chuck Hill (Upright & Electric Bass)
Karen is endorsed by Dexibell keyboards.