Stone & Snow - About
Stone & Snow - About

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 [Cincinnati]-based duo. —American Songwriter Magazine

If Florence + the Machine made folk music, it might sound a little like Stone & Snow. –Katie Anastas, NPR Music

Awards:
2023 – Finalist – 12th Annual Louisiana Music Prize Competition
2023 – Selected – Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) Official Showcasing Artist (Alternate)
2023 – 1st Runner Up 11th Annual Acorn Theater Singer-Songwriter Competition
2023 – Finalist, Best Group/Duo – 19th International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) for “Cruel”
2022 – Selected – Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference Official Showcasing Artist (Virtual)
2022 – Winner – Jury Award: Best Folk/Soul Artist, Richmond International Film + Music Festival
2022 – Selected – Richmond International Film + Music Festival Official Jury Selection Showcasing Artist
2022 – Finalist  Great River Folk Festival Songwriting Contest for “Could’ve Been A Good Thing”
2022 – 1st Runner Up, Best Group/Duo – 18th International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA) for “Could’ve Been a Good Thing”
2022 – Selected – Folk Alliance International Conference Scholarship Recipient
2021 – Selected – Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) Official Showcasing Artist
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 – Honorable Mention  NPR Tiny Desk Contest Best of 2020 Entries 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 – 1st 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”
2018  Honorable Mention  NPR Tiny Desk Contest Outstanding Entry for “Love is a Weapon”

Biography:

Named “Best Folk/Soul Artist” at the 2022 Richmond International Film + Music Festival, Stone & Snow is an Americana pairing of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson. In 2012, they began a collaboration filled with close harmonies and thoughtful lyrics and gave it a name that gives a nod to the mountain landscapes of the West– Stone & Snow. 

Delicate and Wild (2023) was recorded with Grammy-nominated producer David Mayfield. Delicate and Wild’s lead single “Moonrise” is a beautifully simple, yet haunting love song to the moon, while “Cruel” (named a top entry in the 2020 NPR Tiny Desk Contest) acts as a soulful response of “oh yes, I know” to the phrase “it’s not you, it’s me”. The album also includes the hopeful hook “we’re gonna be alright” on “Wait”, the last song they would write before the pandemic hit, as well as an honest look back on the years of a marriage that collapsed during that time with “The Hardest Part of Loving You.” Stone & Snow has self-produced and released five studio albums to-date: Delicate and Wild (2023), We Were Made For These Times (2021), Love is a Weapon (2019), Devil That I Know (2016), and These are the Hills (2014).

Karen and Clint are passionate about elevating women in music. Through hosting performances for women artists, their work collecting data on the gender balance in their local scene, and Karen’s involvement in the “Girls Rock!” franchise, Stone & Snow is invested in seeing more women grow and thrive in the music industry.

They currently reside in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Festivals:
Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicothe, IL)
Mile of Music (Appleton, WI)
Richmond International Film + Music Festival (Richmond, VA)
Kroger Wellness Festival (Cincinnati, OH)
The NAMM Show – Main Stage (Anaheim, CA)
Lousiana Music Prize Festival (Schreveport, LA)
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)
Moccasin Creek Festival (Effingham, IL)
Central Ohio Folk Festival (Columbus, OH
Great River Folk Festival (LaCrosse, WI)

Press:
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
Sonicbids Spotlight
Additional press…

Stone & Snow is:
Karen Bridges (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Ukulele, Organ, Percussion)
Clint Thomson (Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Vocals, Harmonica, Mandolin, Banjo, Lap Steel)

Karen is endorsed by Dexibell keyboards.

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