New Press: NPR Tiny Desk Mention

We’re overjoyed to hear that our Tiny Desk Contest Entry “Love is a Weapon” was chosen by NPR Music’s All Songs Considered as an outstanding entry!

Writing for NPR Music, Katie Anastas says

If Florence + the Machine made folk music, it might sound a little like Stone & Snow. Led by vocalist Karen Bridges, the band — surrounded by candlelight in its Tiny Desk Contest entry — illustrates a seemingly simple plea to a lover with vivid, dark imagery.

[Check out the full write-up on the All Songs Considered Blog]

Our 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Entry!

Love is a weapon. See if you can use it.

We thought this was a timely song to submit for the 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest– a contest where the winner is invited to perform at the official Tiny Desk at NPR Headquarters in Washington, DC. Check out this acoustic rendition with Clint on banjo and guests Chuck Hill on upright bass and Brian Rohr at the piano.

“Love is a Weapon” – Stone & Snow

Written by: Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson (Stone & Snow)

Performed by Stone & Snow with special guests Brian Rohr (piano) and Chuck Hill (upright bass)

Video by: Nathan Bridges & Karen Bridges

2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Entry

LYRICS:
I know I can be
A little overwhelming
It’s hard enough already
To make it through
But that’s the price
I figure I’m paying
To have my muse
To know your name

I don’t wanna lose you
If I don’t have to
But sometimes I think the earth is gonna
Open up and swallow you whole
Love is a weapon
See if you can use it
‘Cause I don’t wanna fight like this anymore

You lost your nerve
Did it happen for a reason?
Were you bolder, were you stronger?
Are you still asleep?
Well, it’s too late now
To think about what happened
I’m swimming in an ocean of
Divine Discontent

I don’t wanna lose you
If I don’t have to
But sometimes I think the earth is gonna
Open up and swallow you whole
Love is a weapon
See if you can use it
‘Cause I don’t wanna fight like this anymore
I don’t wanna fight

Everyone is in love with the sun
As it falls and ignites the sky
Oh, but give me twilight
The outline of starlight
I’d rather be blue
Tonight

I don’t wanna lose you
If I don’t have to
But sometimes I think the earth is gonna
Open up and swallow you whole
Love is a weapon
See if you can use it
‘Cause I don’t wanna fight like this anymore

I don’t wanna lose you
If I don’t have to
But sometimes I think the earth is gonna
Open up and swallow you whole
Love is a weapon
See if you can use it
‘Cause I don’t wanna fight like this anymore
I don’t wanna fight like this anymore
I don’t wanna fight

Summer Lake Concert Aug 19th!

Join us on the shores of a private lake in Bloomington, Illinois on Sat, Aug 19th for a full band show with special guests, The Bashful Youngens! Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 6.

Concert limited to 50 guests!

Bring your own beverages/picnic and watch the sunset over the lake!

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance: https://squareup.com/store/stone-and-snow/item/summer-lake-concert

Address to property will be provided after ticket purchase. Concert is rain or shine, with performance in a barn on the property in the event of inclement weather.

Pre-order our new shirt!

Now through March 31st! Visit our online store to pre-order our new Thundercloud shirt design! Get free shipping on your entire order with the code: THUNDERCLOUD. We’ll even throw in a free sticker and an additional surprise.

Thundercloud shirt

Stone & Snow Logo

Our 2017 Tiny Desk Contest Video!

We did a hostile takeover of Program Director Mike McCurdy’s office at WGLT and are now able to bring you this message. Our NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest entry! When we learned NPR would be hosting their Tiny Desk Contest for the third year, this song was barely a chorus. We knew we had to finish to, refine it and record it for this year’s contest. And we did! Check it out – propagate! Go!

“Burn This House Down” – Stone & Snow
Written by: Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson (Stone & Snow)
Performed by Stone & Snow with special guests Kenny Shepard (percussion) and Chuck Hill (upright bass)

Video by: Nathan Bridges & Karen Bridges
Sound Engineer: David Rossi, Bombsight Recording Studio

2017 NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest Entry

THE DESK: Hostile takeover of WGLT Program Director, Mike McCurdy’s office.

THE SONG:
If you wanna burn this house down, I gotta let you know
It aint gonna be easy the way the wind’s been blowin’
If you wanna burn this house down, you best have a plan
I can stand in this inferno, I’m not sure if you can

Stoke the fire ’til the flames burn higher
And everything smolders to ash
But don’t come crawling back when there’s nothing left

If you think you’ve got an army, better look around
You’re only King of Idiocracy, and you proudly wear the crown
If you think you’ve got an army, what are they fighting for?
I pledge allegiance to hypocrisy, there’s no justice in war

Stoke the fire ’til the flames burn higher
And everything smolders to ash
But don’t come crawling back when there’s nothing left

I’ve got the match now
Don’t turn your back now
I’ve got the match now
Don’t turn your back
I’ve got the match
The tables are turning ’round
I’m not the only one here
With something to lose my dear, no

If you wanna burn this house down, I’m sure you understand
No way you’ll get away with it, no, devil be damned

Stoke the fire ’til the flames burn higher
And everything smolders to ash
But don’t come crawling back when there’s nothing left

Stoke the fire ’til the flames burn higher
And everything smolders to ash
But don’t come crawling back when there’s nothing left

Songwriter Series Feb 4th!

Reserve your seat at our performance on February 4th as part of Duncan Manor’s Songwriter Series! We’re thrilled to be a part of this special series of fundraiser house concerts. The series includes performances by Dan Hubbard, Chicago Farmer, The Deep Hollow, Nick Africano, Elliot Sedgwick, and Rebecca Rego & The Trainmen and we are honored to be among these great local and regional songwriters. Seats are limited, and the show may sell out so grab your spot today! The show is BYOB, doors open at 7 and our performance starts at 8pm. Paintings by Cincinnati-based abstract artist, Suzanne Lambert will be on display throughout the evening. See you there! [RESERVATIONS]

Thundercloud – New Music Video!

Fall is here. It’s lovely. As we head into the colder months, Karen will have to say goodbye to one of her favorite things… thunderclouds. If you’ve been listening to “Devil That I Know”, you’ve heard the Thundercloud. Now you can see it. We’ve released a new music video featuring time lapse videography of some of the monumental clouds we get to see here in the plains. Take a look, listen, share: