Stone Soup at 30

By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  January 4, 2011

"Commitment to the community is what keeps Stone Soup going," Donnelly stresses. "Folk music, like the moon, waxes and wanes, and Stone Soup has followed the flow, always committed to local as well as national and international acts. The fellowship and resonance of live music will always draw people to a gathering place for camaraderie and friendship."

Walton concurs: "Our patrons feel a sense of community when they walk through our door. The biggest names in folk music, perhaps the most democratic of musics, are always one with the audience, no barriers between them."

Walton feels that despite the challenge of tough economic times and competitive draws for audiences, Stone Soup is "stronger than ever." Atwater adds: "I'm convinced that nothing will ever replace live performance. People will always want to come away from their computers and televisions to see real live people."

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