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John and Stacy Weathers are based in Narberth, PA. They weave together traditional ballads, old-time music, modern folk, and their own songwriting into performances that are as current as they are timeless. Their music captures the depth and emotion of human trials and triumphs, accompanied by guitar and banjo styles grounded in both bluegrass and old-time that seamlessly blend and provoke in only the way that two musicians who've been playing together for twenty years could.
In addition to playing local Philly gigs, John and Stacy play in the neo-traditional old-time band Stolen Thyme, based in both Lyons, CO and Philadelphia. Venues for their performances include the Black Rose Acoustic Society, the Speedtrap, and the Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival in Denver. Stolen Thyme's first album, Time is Possibility, was released in February 2013 and is available at www.stolenthyme.com
John and Stacy began performing together on street corners and subways in 1994 while hitchhiking through Europe and the Middle East. They even enjoyed five minutes of fame playing live on Turkish Radio in Cappadoccia. Through the late 1990's and early 2000's, they played in the traditional folk music band Cruel Sister, playing in venues such as the Lansdowne Folk Club and XFest.
Inspired by a wandering banjo player in the early hours of the morning at her first Philadelphia Folk Festival when she was sixteen years old, Stacy decided that one day she too wanted to be able to play lonesome banjo tunes under the night sky. Since that time, Stacy has been exploring the possibilities of both clawhammer and finger picking styles on the banjo. She studied under John Carlini, who has recorded with David Grisman and Tony Rice, and old-time musician Stan Scott. She is also a knowledgeable and powerful singer of traditional American and English ballads.
John was first introduced to the wide-range and roots of American folk music combing through the stacks of records when he co-hosted a college radio show entitled “Post-Industrial Bluegrass”. At about this same time, John got his first guitar and also met Stacy, who was just getting serious about learning the banjo. His fate was sealed. He has since drawn musical inspiration from Norman Blake, John Doyle, and Doc Watson, among others.