Stone & Snow
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Similar to: The Marshall Tucker Band, Warren Haynes, Pure Prairie League
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Tab Benoit makes his home near New Orleans in Houma, Louisiana. Born November 17, 1967, he’s one of a handful of bright rising stars on the modern blues scene. For most of the 1990’s and into the 2000’s he’s worked each of his records the old-fashioned way, by playing anywhere and everywhere he and his band can play. Unlike so many others before him, Benoit understands that blues is not a medium in favor with 50,0000-watt commercial rock radio stations, so as a consequence, he’s combined each of his releases with as many shows as he can possibly play. Since the release of his first album, Nice and Warm, Benoit has taken his brand of Cajun-influenced blues all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. This album prompted some critics to say that he was sometimes reminiscent of three blues guitar gods: Albert King, Albert Collins, and Jimi Hendrix. Medicine, Benoit’s seventh solo release on Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group, successfully joins two gifted guitarists/songwriters in a session that proves greater than the sum of its very talented parts. Released in 2011, the 11-track recording features seven new Benoit originals co-written with ace songwriter Anders Osborne.
Stone & Snow
Singer-songwriters Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson have been crafting their unique style of folk music in Bloomington-Normal since 2012. The combination of Bridges' soulful, soaring vocals and Thomson's roots-influenced guitar in their collaborative songwriting results in a folk sound that can only be described as their own.
With a name that gives a nod to the Rocky Mountains, Stone & Snow released their debut album, "These Are The Hills" in 2014 after a wildly successful crowd-funding campaign. The album is a monumental collection of fifteen melancholy folk songs on love, loss and exploration amidst the imagery of the landscape to which their name makes reference. The music took them on the road to places like the Taste of Chicago and the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee.
Fast forward to 2016, and the duo is quick on the heels of their second successful crowd-funding campaign and ready to release their sophomore album on May 6th. Self-produced in collaboration with David Rossi (former drummer for Chicago-based band, Allister) of Bombsight Recording, the new album represents the next level in their journey as songwriters, evolving into a more electric sound while maintaining their folk roots and delving into themes about the ghosts we leave behind, the devils we know, and how to love through the zombie apocalypse.
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