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. They’ve got stories about the ghosts we leave behind, the devils we know (or don’t), and how to love through the zombie apocalypse. 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. After a successful crowd-funding campaign in 2014, their debut album, “These Are The Hills”, was released. Self-produced with David Rossi (former drummer for Chicago-based touring band, Allister), the album is a monumental collection of fifteen melancholy songs on love, loss and exploration amidst the imagery of the landscape to which their name makes reference.
The pair continued to grow their catalog of songs, and by 2016, they were ready to release another body of work, again in collaboration with David Rossi of Bombsight Recording Studio (Bloomington, IL). Through the support of their fans, “Devil That I Know” arrived May 6, 2016. The album represents the next stop on their journey as songwriters and performers. Their songs have taken them on the road to places like Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicothe, IL), Mile of Music Festival (Appleton, WI), and the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee.
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/ Jon Norton, WGLT
Stone & Snow on Sound Ideas, WGLT
Stone & Snow in the Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, Illinois
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)