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With a blend of dreamy acoustic duets, foot-stomping folk and bluesy murder ballads, New Zealand-born and Nashville-based South for Winter’s sound is as eclectic as their origins. The band is composed of New Zealander Nick Stone, Colorado native Dani Cichon, and Michigander Alex Stradal, and together the three multi-instrumentalists and songwriters combine elements such as cello, guitar, mandolin, and three-part harmonies into a genre-bending sound described by American Songwriter as “impeccable”.
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With a blend of dreamy acoustic duets, foot-stomping folk and bluesy murder ballads, New Zealand-born and Nashville-based South for Winter’s sound is as eclectic as their origins. The band is composed of New Zealander Nick Stone, Colorado native Dani Cichon, and Michigander Alex Stradal, and together the three multi-instrumentalists and songwriters combine elements such as cello, guitar, mandolin, and three-part harmonies into a genre-bending sound described by American Songwriter as “impeccable”. South for Winter recorded their debut album Luxumbra with GRAMMY award-winning producer Matt Leigh and crowdfunded its independent release in 2020. Luxumbra’s release has landed the band accolades such as a “Most Wanted” Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Festival, “Top DJ Pick” by John Platt of NYC's WFUV in 2021, and official showcase artist at Folk Alliance International in 2022.
DETAILS
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
Based in: Nashville, TN
Founded in: 2017
Genre: Indie-Folk, Blues, Indie-Rock
Manager: Nichole Peters-Good
Publicist: Nichole Peters-Good (Jensen Communications)
Booking Agency: Baker Booking

Label: Self-Represented
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When New Zealander Nick Stone and Coloradan Dani Cichon met as volunteers building greenhouses in South America, they never expected their lighthearted rooftop jam to evolve into an internationally-touring Americana band described by American Songwriter as "laden with delicate harmonies, intricate guitar-work and earthy vocals...impeccable sound". Years after meeting, the two musicians settled together in Christchurch NZ and forged what is now South for Winter's characteristic blend of dark, bluesy murder ballads and dreamy acoustic duets. After moving the project to Nashville TN in 2017, the duo met cellist Alex Stradal, who added classically-trained strings to their blend of storytelling lyrics and genre-bending instrumentation. With Stradal in the lineup, South for Winter hit the road, touring through over twenty-one American States and two Canadian provinces within their first two years and turning heads as they went.

 

In 2018 South for Winter were nominated a rising local artist by Nashville's Lightning 100 Radio; in 2019, voted a "Most Wanted" Artist at Falcon Ridge Festival; in 2020, chosen as a Top Artist of 2019 by BuzzMusic blog; in 2021, chosen as a "top DJ pick" by John Platt of New York City's WFUV, and Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliances Regional and Midwest; and finally, in 2022, an Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International. In March 2020 the trio successfully crowdfunded the independent release of their debut full-length album Luxumbra, recorded with GRAMMY-awarded producer Matt Leigh at the Tracking Room studio in Nashville TN. The album has been praised by sites such as For the Love of Bands ("a wonderful mix of indie and folk rock"), Grateful Web ("eclectic in the best sense of the word"), AmericanaUK ("a journey well-worth taking"), Relix Magazine, and DittyTV. South for Winter continue to tour nationally and internationally while preparing to enter the studio once again for their sophomore album in 2022.

WE ARE
Dani Cichon – Vocals, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine, Shaker
Nick Stone – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Resonator, Stomp Box
Alex Stradal - Cello, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
 
DEBUT ALBUM LUXUMBRA RELEASED OCT 2020
South for Winter - Promo 1
South for Winter - Promo 1

Photo credit: Autumn Dozier.

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South for Winter - Promo 2
South for Winter - Promo 2

Photo credit: Autumn Dozier

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South for Winter - Live, Duo Promo
South for Winter - Live, Duo Promo

Photo credit: Christian Murdock

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South for Winter - Promo 1
South for Winter - Promo 1

Photo credit: Autumn Dozier.

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"Laden with delicate harmonies, intricate guitar-work and earthy vocals...impeccable sound" - American Songwriter

"...One day I stumbled upon a band called Fleet Foxes that would eventually change my whole outlook on music in general...[South for Winter] can be your Fleet Foxes" For the Love of Bands

"South for Winter dances deftly from bluesy murder ballads to airy acoustic duets; from traditional stomp and holler to smooth jazz; from stripped-back instrumentals to heavily layered folk-rock; and everywhere in between"- Grateful Web


"...a journey well-worth taking" - AmericanaUK
 
"Eclectic in the best sense of the word" - VENTS Magazine

"South for Winter’s music is as cool and eclectic as their origins" -The Static Dive

"In short, South for Winter has a new fan in me" -Tony Arata (songwriter of Garth Brooks' "The Dance")

"South for Winter will warm your soul with their earthy vocals and delectable harmonies...the group shimmers and shines through a blend of folk, gypsy, jazz, and blues music, creating carefully crafted stories that draw listeners into their glowing depths" ​- Musical Notes Global

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