With classic rock sounds that have a unique modern twist, Stone Tide answers ten questions in this Norman Music Festival performer question and answer session to get to know them before the festival. Stone Tide will perform at Bison Witches on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 7:00 pm.
1. To get people to know you, how would you describe yourself and your music?
Stone Tide is a rock band whose sound can be described as groovy rock and roll. Our unique style stems from our roots, with each band member’s influences and style combining to create our own unique sound.
2. What song would you like a person who hasn’t heard your music listen to first?
We have a new single that we will be releasing soon called, “Snake in the Grass”. People should really listen to that to get a feel about our story so far, as well our style.
3. What’s your song writing process?
Usually one of the guys will have a riff or chord progression that they will jam on. The song is built from there, and after we have a general structure lyrics and vocals are added.
4. What are your thoughts on the Norman Music Festival?
It was one of our favorite gigs last year! The crowd was amazing. And to have such a large festival that’s free to the public so close to home is really neat.
5. In general, what inspires you?
All of our separate music tastes and each other really inspires in the same way. We all end up getting inspired by different music genres, bringing them together, and really gel.
6. You’ve just been offered an all expenses paid trip. Where would you go?
Mariah: Well I can only speak for myself, but if it’s an all expenses paid trip, I’d go anywhere I can. There’s so much in this world, I want to see as much of it as I possibly can.
7. Any plans while you’re in the Norman area?
Mow the lawn and eat at Pepe Delgados.
8. What else you want the public to know about you?
We are currently finishing up a new EP, so be on the look out for new music from us!
9. What do you think should be the Twelfth Wonder of the World?
Music and how it affects, helps, and brings together people from all over the world.
10. What was the most extreme adventure you’ve had?
So a couple of years ago, we were performing at a venue, everything is seemingly normal for a gig. All the sudden, the cops show up. We’re in the middle of a song, and the owner of the venue comes up to our vocalist. He then says “We don’t have our noise license, we need you guys to stop IMMEDIATELY.” Apparently, someone filed a noise complaint. Our vocalist then tells him “the song is almost over, we’ll stop after that.” The owner then kept arguing, after which our vocalist said “fine, we’ll stop.” We still finished the song first. We still have questions about that entire situation, but that has to be one of our most extreme adventures at a show.
The twelfth Norman Music Festival is on April 25, 26, and 27, 2019. Read more interviews from performers in the festival -present and past- through here. To learn more about the festival, check out Uncovering Oklahoma’s NMF page.