Like The Moon
Artist: Stefilia’s Stone
Year: 2012 Styles: Country Folk Folk Singer Songwriter
By: Remo Ricaldone
“Stefilia’s Stone are the singer-songwriter, Boston Massachusetts based duo of Carrie Rowan and Adrienne Fawkes, performing well blended acoustic guitar, and pleasant, inspiring harmonies within their folk and pop melodies.
Their debut album Like The Moon, is an exclusive work of female musicians, including Tara Greenblatt on percussion in the Caribbean track Brilliant Chameleon and Barbara Kessler, adding acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies to the story of a girl who inevitably makes misguided choices in the Wrong Girl. The rest of the album lies on the shoulders of Stefilia’s Stone, as they portray the inner journey we face in the nuances and facets of life, paying particular attention to the most intimate aspects of interpersonal relationships. With the utmost grace and elegance, Stefilia’s Stone designs a timeless arrangement of acoustic guitars and piano, strengthened by the prowess of their vocal harmonies, creating a deeply poetic, reflective mood.
Throughout the album, Stefilia’s Stone‘s adult contemporary style, lends comparisons and inevitable reference to the influential works of Carole King, as well as Jewel, Tori Amos, Shawn Colvin and Karla Bonoff who’ve made this style of work so successful in the United States. Alternating confident, mid-tempo selections and ballads, together they form a cohesive, well thought out playlist. Genuine and assured musicianship, my personal favorites are the title track Like The Moon, crystalline and well defined Take It Back, Let You Love Me, Make Me Special and the expressively direct Lover.”
Source: The Long Journey year 2013
“About two years ago, Carrie and I were asked to play a Sunday brunch at the lovely Seaward Inn in Rockport, MA. We decided to make an overnight stay of it. The night before our show, we stumbled into a jewelry store and were instantly drawn to a case full of Larimar, which is a rare, gorgeous, aqua and blue stone, found only in the Dominican Republic. We tried very hard to leave the store without buying anything, (as many women can attest- this is an impossible feat!) but these stones wouldn’t let us go without buying them. Carrie and I each purchased necklaces, and continued our enjoyable and unforgettable evening which included a delicious dinner, a fire and some firemen. However, this is another story….
During this time, Carrie and I had decided we were a duo, and we had been going by the duo name, Rowan and Fawkes. The very knowledgeable, gifted and talented singer/songwriter, Vance Gilbert had suggested we might want to consider a more feminine name for ourselves. So, as we were wearing our gorgeous Larimar necklaces, we began the search for a new duo name. Eventually, after months of searching, we found that another name for Larimar is Stefilia’s Stone. Larimar is considered a healing stone, and said to be finely tuned to the human body particularly to the throat area. It represents peace and clarity, healing and love. The stone is also known for connecting to the Divine Feminine. And it brings the ancient wisdom of Atlantis and the healing power of dolphins to harmonize the body and soul. We instantly knew that it HAD to be our name. It just seemed like a logical, perfect fit!”