ABOUT THE GROUP
Stone Soup is known for being unusually eclectic-able to range widely in the treasure house of music. Each tune, whether drawn from traditional American idioms like jazz, blues, and Americana roots music, or from more contemporary material like singer-songwriter numbers and back-in-the-day classics, or world music like Celtic, is chosen for its special value (call it greatness), and interpreted with originality, energy and depth. The result is a unique and engaging musical act that can tailor itself to particular venues.
Founded by vocalist/guitarist Peter Kim-Fredell circa 1993 and based in the Rochester area of upstate New York, Stone Soup has repeatedly been featured at all the major acoustic music venues in the area (past and present), including the Heartland Concert Series, the Turtle Hill Music Festival, The Golden Link Concert Series, the Oswego Music Hall, and the Twelve Corners Coffeehouse.
Stone Soup has one nationally released CD album to date, receiving an enthusiastic notice from the major music magazine Dirty Linen, as well as local acclaim in City and the D&C. Radio stations took notice as well, and the favored track Shady Grove was added to a number of playlists.
As a long-term and evolving musical endeavor, Stone Soup has featured various fine musicians, but Peter and John Bagale (on piano, flute, and percussion) have been playing together for quite a few years now, and bassist Brian Terho has come along to richly fill out the current ensemble.