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
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 – First 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 – 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”.
2018 – Honorable Mention – NPR Tiny Desk Contest Outstanding Entry for “Love is a Weapon”.
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. 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). 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)
Moccasin Creek Festival (Effingham, IL)
Central Ohio Folk Festival (Columbus, OH)
Richmond International Film + Music Festival (Richmond, VA)
Great River Folk Festival (LaCrosse, WI)
WGLT – New Bloomington-Normal Music Blooms in 2021
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
The Hallowed Hall w/ Jon Norton, WGLT
Stone & Snow is:
Karen Bridges (Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Ukulele, 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.