Wreckage of the Fall is a fever dream about transformation, mystical experience and emotional healing. It’s full of witchy magic—runes, talismans, pentacles and crystals. Listen now on your streaming platform of choice.
AWake is out now and it’s not just an album! I also made an immersive website that is many things—a virtual listening post, a visual art project and a visceral experience of the songs. Liner notes for the digital age.
Click here to immerse yourself in the world of AWake. It’s extra special in full screen mode. You can listen, download the album, read lyrics, watch videos and support the project.
My new album, AWake, is out this Friday. Three years in the making. A whole new sound, palette and emotional landscape. It features Felicity Williams (Bahamas), Daniela Gesundheit (Feist), Jason Lindner (David Bowie), Jason Burger (Big Thief) and more.
You can pre-order the album on Bandcamp and listen to the first three songs now. The singles are also streaming on Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music. Follow me on your favorite streaming service and save the singles so you’ll be the first to hear the album when it’s out!
I wrote “Awake Awake” in a cabin on the Pacific on the first anniversary of my brother’s death. I was thinking about how time is circular, grief comes in waves and how people live inside us even after they’re gone. That summer I traveled to the places Michael lived and where we grew up, scattering his ashes in the oceans and lakes he loved to swim in.
The song is out now on all platforms. The album will be out August 28.
I’m elated to finally share the first two singles from my new album, AWake. This record has been three years in the making. It’s a whole new sound, palette and emotional landscape.
Click here to listen to Future Promise on your favorite streaming platform. Don’t forget to save the new singles on Spotify, Tidal or Apple music. It’ll help grease the algorithms so these songs reach more people.
“Mouth the Words” is about Saturn return—that tender and tumultuous time in our life when we reckon with the past and think about what to bring with us into the next phase. Several songs on the album consult the stars and planets for direction. I kept thinking about how the constellations have this invisible pull on our lives.
Click here to listen on your favorite streaming platform. Don’t forget to save the new singles on Spotify, Tidal or Apple music. It’ll help grease the algorithms so these songs reach more people.
I’m in Brooklyn this week working on a new album that’ll feature Alec Spiegelman (Cuddle Magic), Jason Burger (Big Thief), Felicity Williams (Bahamas), Andrew Ryan (Kaïa Kater), Shahzad Ismaily (Tom Waits) and more. Experimental pop songs, many inspired by my brother’s life and death. You can read more about the project and support it here.
What a wondrous summer that was. We had a riot playing the Edmonton Folk Festival, Savannah Music Festival, Merelfest and more. Highlights include a collaborative set with our dear friends Ranky Tanky at the Vancouver Folk Festival and an illuminating hang with my hero Ry Cooder. Headed into the creative laboratory this fall but will venture out for a Folklife tour of Ontario in November and a sneak preview of my next album on October 19 at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth, WA. Hope you’re thriving.
My Folklife album was just nominated for a Juno Award for Traditional Roots Album of the Year! Huge gratitude to Moira Smiley, Sumaia Jackson, Joseph Phillips, Dom Flemons, Nick Fraser, Felicity Williams, Denzal Sinclaire, David Travers-Smith, Borealis Records, and all our Kickstarter backers. Have a listen here if you haven’t yet.
I’m excited to announce that I’m curating a roots music symposium at the University of Colorado Boulder this winter. It’ll feature Dom Flemons, Anna & Elizabeth, and my Folklife Project in collaboration and conversation over two weeks. If a TED-talk and a fiddle camp had a love-child, this would be it. All workshops and concerts are free and open to the public. More news soon!
A Wide Wake
On My Brother’s Passing
My brother, Michael Stone, passed away on July 14th. He shaped my life more than anyone I’ve ever known. My love for him is immense and is only growing stronger through the experience of his passing. I’m writing to share the story of how he died but it’s really the story of how he lived.
Jayme Stone’s Folklife follows the bends and bayous through the deep river of song and story. This gathering of versatile musicians blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears. The album is a musical journey through the Appalachians, the Sea Islands and the Caribbean. With spellbinding singing and virtuosic playing, the repertoire reaches into the arcane corners of American roots music with shape note hymns, Gullah spirituals and Creole calypsos. It features singer extraordinaire Moira Smiley (tune-yArDs), Grammy-winning songster Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops), cornetist Ron Miles (Bill Frisell), singer Felicity Williams (Bahamas) and more.
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