Soothing Stone is a modern, original acoustic duo featuring talented vocalist Tara Bond and accomplished guitar player, Rick Payne. Together they’re pushing the limits of the genre "modern acoustic.” This style has a strong pop foundation, but has influences of different musical styles such as jazz, blues, folk and new grass. Rick’s flat picking guitar style as well as Tara’s smooth vocals make up a fresh take on today’s current and past radio hits. In addition to top 40 singles, Rick and Tara enjoy playing crowd favorites and original songs. Soothing Stone builds on this to create new colors and textures for their original songs. None of their original songs sound alike and they produce a mature and sophisticated sound that is similar to the variations of fine wine. Soothing Stone capitalizes on their versatility allowing them to adapt their set for specific audiences. At a moment’s notice, Rick and Tara are prepared to play over three hours of covers or originals without any repeats.