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Lucy Stone: The Young Veteran.

September 17, 2012

Text and image by Rachel Barrish.

Lucy Stone’s life is crazy these days. She constantly bounces from place to place – singing, writing, recording and going to school, all while managing to maintain a social life.

“I drink, like, six of these a day,” Stone says, referring to the iced coffee in her hand.

She has strawberry hair and she sports a tattoo on her arm of a candle burning at both ends. It’s a philosophy that she lives by; work to the bone, but have fun.

She writes all of her own material, with her style varying from indie rock to sweet, soulful melodies, crossing over to folk.

She grew up in nearby Flourtown, an only child whose parents introduced her to greats like Elliot Smith, one of the main musical influences in her life. Her parents used to harmoniously sing The Beach Boys’ “Surfer Girl” to her every night. When Stone was 14, her dad punished her by taking her to a Belle & Sebastian show with The New Pornographers.

She began making and performing music when she was 12 years old. At 14, she and her best friend created a Duke Ellington tribute band called Yuke Ellington. She has literally been in 10 bands since she was 14 – and she’s only 20 now.

Stone came to Philly to participate in Drexel’s Music Industry program.

Her main project now is her Lucy Stone outfit, which includes two guitarists, a bassist and a drummer. Each serves an additional role to the project. Drummer Sean Donaghy is the booking agent. Bassist Paul Impellizeri is the manager. Guitarist Brandon Bost is the producer. Guitarist Isaac Louis is the publicist.

They released an EP, Would You?, in July and then spent the summer performing around the region – from the Arts Festival at Penn State to Musikfest in Bethlehem. They opened for Rusted Root at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

This fall, Stone and her bandmates will tour the Northeast, Midwest and Canada.

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