After nearly a decade of performing all over the West with their "60s' infused" rock group the Strolling Scones, Rick Stockton, Helen Highwater and Harry Knipe have evolved the band into a more compact unit, called simply The Scones.
Performing as a trio with acoustic guitar, banjo, bass and drums, they describe their music as "rockin' & rollin' Americana". All three members of the group are accomplished singers and the group's sound, centered around the songs written by guitarist Rick Stockton, are alive with harmony. Observing love, politics, the human condition, and never missing a potential hook, Stockton has garnered praise and accolades for his songwriting and The Scones are devoted to performing these songs with energy, humor, and conviction.
Having shared the stage individually or collectively with such names as Joe Cocker, Lyle Lovett, John Cowen, Jack Elliott, Robert Earl Keen, The Country Gazette, John Lee Hooker Jr., Otis Taylor, 3 Twins, Chuck Pyle, and more, The Scones are seasoned pros who provide a high energy, entertaining experience that you will not want to miss!
Beyond the realm of music, the Strolling Scones are passionate supporters of solar power. They have a solar rehearsal facility and a sun powered recording studio. Also believing that strong communities make for a better world, Stockton and Highwater created an annual four day festival showcasing the food, wine, and talents of residents of western Colorado. The Mountain Harvest Festival is now in it's 14th year and attracts visitors from all over the country. It is one of the area's biggest events.