\'Blue Stone Sky\' sprang into being in September 2006. Julie and Kevin Caran had been playing music here and there in Harrisonburg under the name The Professors Caran, but had long imagined having a band with more harmonies, more instrumentation, and more members. They began collaborating with their friend Sarah Cheverton, a former member of the regionally celebrated folk ensemble Windfall, and soon decided to stick together as Blue Stone Sky. The band member's influences include James Taylor, Carole King, Barenaked Ladies, Girlyman, The Ditty Bops, Adrienne Young, CSNY, Indigo Girls, Ani, and pretty much anything in the folk rock genre. Sarah, Kevin, and Julie all work at JMU, where many of the buildings are made of bluestone. What people are saying about Blue Stone Sky... \'Utterly charming three-part harmonies couched in a bed of folk-rock and Americana music.\' -Rapunzel\'s Coffee and Books, Lovingston, VA \'The song was beautiful--it took surprising improvisational turns that I loved.\' -essayist Erica Bleeg on Blue Stone Sky\'s performance of \'Amaze\' \'Their harmonies are exquisite and we hope everyone we know will experience them and agree!\' -Sherri Smith, Azurat Hollow, Nelson County, VA \'Blue Stone Sky performs music that is at once laid back and thoughtful. They develop a relationship with their listeners that makes a performance more like an evening with trusted friends.\' -Elizabeth Haworth, Executive Director, First Night Harrisonburg.
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