Around Town Sounds: The Strolling Scones
The Strolling Scones began on New Year’s Eve six years ago when Rick Stockton and Helen Highwater were asked to play as a fictitious British invasion band. They were so surprised and delighted by their success they decided to make it a regular band. Although the Rolling Stones are not one of the band’s primary influences, the name the Strolling Scones stuck.
Stockton plays banjo, six-string guitar and a Rickenbacker 12-string guitar. He also sings. Highwater is an accomplished bassist. She also sings. Primarily a duo group, the Scones are sometimes joined by guest musicians.
The Strolling Scones find inspiration in 1960s-era musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and The Mamas & the Papas. The Scones play a mix of covers and original music and have recorded four albums of their own music.
“A lot of different types of music matured in the ‘60s and became much more sophisticated,” Stockton said. “We figured if we did the ‘60s, we could be anything we wanted.”
To find more information about the Strolling Scones, go to strollingscones.com. The band will play Saturday, Aug. 6, at Redstone Music in the Park in Redstone. See The Scones in action at GJSentinel.com.