“Seattle holds an extremely special place in my spirit,” says Stone. “I first started playing music in this city. I moved here when I was 19, and picked up my guitar and played…any place that had enough space for a weird person like me to stand and play music.” On a gray, foggy, typical Seattle day, we got to see the city through Stone’s local lens. The 28-year-old musician took us to some local spots – Holy Cow Records in Pike Place, the historic waterfront, and the infamous music venue known as The Crocodile where he got his start.
“There is a heritage and a spirit in this venue,” Stone explains, turning his eyes towards the venue’s stained glass windows before continuing. “The majority of musicians and artists who have made a career out of music and made a name for themselves out of Seattle cut their teeth at this venue.”
From his first album release, Radius, last May to playing major cities across the US, Europe and Australia, Stone has made strides since his Seattle start — but has stayed true to his roots.
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