The band’s multi-genre sound pulls from folk, indie rock, swing and soul — somehow stitching it all together seamlessly… –Elle Mannion, NPR Music
Their rich vocal harmonies and warm vibe will leave you wanting to see more from this Illinois-based duo. —American Songwriter Magazine
If Florence + the Machine made folk music, it might sound a little like Stone & Snow. –Katie Anastas, NPR Music
2021 – Winner – Eagle Creek Folk Festival Songwriter Challenge for “Wait”
2021 – Finalist – Recording King “King’s Ransom” Songwriting Competition for “She”
2021 – Finalist – Great River Folk Festival Songwriter Contest for “Cruel”
2020 – Finalist – John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Competition.
2020 – Nominee – 18th Independent Music Awards for Best Alt-Country Song: “This Kind of Sadness”.
2019 – Winner – John Lennon Songwriting Contest – NAMM 2019 Edition for “Love is a Weapon.”
2019 – First Runner Up Best Group/Duo – 16th International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) for “Love is a Weapon”.
2019 – Finalist – John Lennon Songwriting Contest for “Break Me Down”.
2019 – Semi-Finalist – International Songwriting Competition for “This Kind of Sadness”.
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.
They have self-produced four full-length studio albums: We Were Made For These Times (2021), Love is a Weapon (2019), Devil That I Know (2016), and These are the Hills (2014). All four albums were recorded by David Rossi of Bombsight Recording Studio (Bloomington, IL). We Were Made For These Times and Love is a Weapon were 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. They currently reside in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois.
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. Part of the mission of The Hallowed Hall is to elevate women in music in a region where women remain underrepresented.
Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicothe, IL)
Mile of Music (Appleton, WI)
The NAMM Show – Main Stage (Anaheim, CA)
John Hartford Memorial Festival (Beanblossom, IN – performance cancelled due to COVID-19)
Project North (Rhinelander, WI – performance cancelled due to COVID-19)
Eagle Creek Folk Festival (Indianapolis, IN)
NPR Music – The Best 2020 Tiny Desk Contest Entries
American Songwriter Magazine – Bob Dylan Song Contest
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
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.