Artist of the day: 3rd Stone
Gainesville funk 'n' soul collective 3rd Stone is a familiar presence around these parts, having played festivals like Tropical Heatwave and the Orange Blossom Jamboree in Brooksville. They've played just about everywhere around the state, thanks to a sound that's both soothing and soaring: A mix of blues, funk, r&b, reggae, Latin and world beat.
The group's lineup features singer-percussionists Quintina Crawford and Jose Rosado, plus drummer Sean McGuire, percussionist Anthony Diaz, bassist Jonah Henderson and teenage guitar prodigy Anthony Kavouklis.
3rd Stone has two shows this weekend in Tampa Bay, both of them at Folkfest St. Pete, alongside Martin Sexton, Catie Curtis, Patty Larkin and more. On Saturday, they'll perform at 12:30 p.m., and on Sunday, you can catch them in a jam session at 2 p.m. Click here for more details on the free weekend-long show.