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Indie Folk Rock Night at The Castle

Indie Folk Rock Night at The Castle

Stone & Snow, Softly Dear, Adelyn Rose

Thu, August 21, 2014

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

The Castle Theatre

Bloomington, IL

$8.00

This event is 18 and over

Note: 21+ Full Access / Under 21 Unaccompanied Minors: Balcony Only / +$1 UnderAge Fee charged at the door (not included in ticket price)

Stone & Snow
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.
Softly Dear
Softly Dear
"Softly, Dear feels like the audio transcription of one taking in the final sunset of summer" -Leader Telegram
Adelyn Rose
Adelyn Rose
Even lead singer and namesake of the band, Addie Strei, will tell you that the band's soon-to-be-released album, Mezzanine, is a different sound than what they've evolved into, but both versions of local group Adelyn Rose definitely have heart.

Just as the band's sound has changed, its members have, too. Adelyn Rose consists now of Strei, Dave Powers on drums, Leo Strei on bass, and Ian Jacoby on keys. The band's newer sound leans a bit more heavily on rock elements, while effortlessly maintaining its folksy roots.

The new album is a 10-track trip back to your childhood backyard, running barefoot through the grass until summer's last glow fades into night. The transitions are sewn-together pieces of everything from vintage radio to babbling water, which only add to the album's do-it-yourself feel and genuineness. If you've seen Adelyn Rose play live any time over the past two years, the album will sound familiar. Even if you haven't, you'll still appreciate the unassuming quality of the album. It's not presumptuous or over-processed, but not altogether a wallflower, either.

The band's latest sound has evolved into something more assertive. "For a while I didn't know if I wanted to release this album because our band sound and my songwriting has matured and changed a lot since these were recorded," said Strei, lead singer and guitarist. "But we want it out there because, well, we recorded a whole album-worth of songs and that's awesome."

"Even though we have changed a lot, it might be cool for people to hear how things started," said Strei. "There are a lot of layers. I'd lay down an acoustic track and piano and vocals, and then Paul (Brandt) would work some synth magic or layer on some guitar with cool voicings."
Venue Information:
The Castle Theatre
209 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL, 61701
http://www.thecastletheatre.com/