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With a blend of dreamy acoustic duets, foot-stomping folk and bluesy murder ballads, New Zealand-formed and Nashville-based South for Winter’s sound is as eclectic as their origins. The band is composed of New Zealander Nick Stone, Coloradan Dani Cichon, and Michigander Alex Stradal, and together the three multi-instrumentalists and songwriters combine elements such as cello, guitar, mandolin, suitcase stomp, 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-formed and Nashville-based South for Winter’s sound is as eclectic as their origins. The band is composed of New Zealander Nick Stone, Coloradan Dani Cichon, and Michigander Alex Stradal, and together the three multi-instrumentalists and songwriters combine elements such as cello, guitar, mandolin, suitcase stomp, 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. Luxumbra’s release, coupled with the trio's captivating live performance, has landed them accolades such as Official Artist at South by Southwest Music Festival in 2023, Finalist for "Best Group" in the 2023 International Acoustic Awards, Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International in 2022 and 2024, Semi-Finalist in the 2022 International Songwriting Competition, “Top DJ Pick” by John Platt of NYC's WFUV in 2021, "DJ Pick" by Nashville's Lightning 100 Radio in 2019, and “Most Wanted” Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Festival in 2018. The trio returned to the studio in 2022 to record their upcoming sophomore album, Of Sea and Sky with Matt Leigh, and soon reached over 140% of their crowdfunding goal to independently release the upcoming album. The first two singles - "Something in the Stars" and "Underneath the Blood Moon" - have now been released, with the full album due in Spring 2024. Between preparing the album for release, South for Winter are currently touring throughout the United States, Europe, New Zealand, and Canada.

WE ARE
Dani Cichon (Stone) – Vocals, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine, Shaker
Nick Stone – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Resonator, Stomp Box
Alex Stradal - Cello, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
DETAILS
Hometown: Christchurch, New Zealand
Based in: Nashville, TN
Founded in: 2017
Genre: Indie-Folk, Blues, Indie-Rock
Manager: Nichole Peters-Good
Publicist: Jensen Communications
Booking Agency in the U.S.: Dani Stone
European Booking Agency: Bartek Pojasek, Fresh Music 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 jams 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, harmony-filled 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 throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand, and turning heads as they went.

South for Winter has landed accolades such as an Official Artist at South by Southwest Music Festival in 2023; Finalist for “Best Group/Duo” in the 2023 International Acoustic Music Awards; Semi-Finalist in the 2022 International Songwriting Competition; Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International in 2022 and 2024; Top DJ Pick by John Platt of NYC’s WFUV in 2021; and “Most Wanted” Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Festival in 2019. Their music has been praised by sites such as American Songwriter ("laden with delicate harmonies, intricate guitar-work, and earthy vocals... impeccable sound"), No Depression ("must-see artist"), For the Love of Bands ("a wonderful mix of indie and folk rock"), Grateful Web ("eclectic in the best sense of the word"), AmericanaUK ("An ethereal, dreamy, journey...a journey well-worth taking"), Relix Magazine, and DittyTV. South for Winter has played hundreds of shows both nationally and internationally, with recent highlights including Mile of Music Festival (Appleton WI), Meadowgrass Festival (Black Forest CO), Lake Orion Music Festival with the Rainbow Girls (Lake Orion MI), The Ark in Ann Arbor MI, and a sold-out show at City Winery's Lounge in Nashville TN. 2023 tours have included shows in Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Denmark, Poland, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.
 
In 2022, South for Winter re-entered the studio in 2022 with GRAMMY award-winning producer Matt Leigh for their sophomore album, Of Sea and Sky. In Summer 2023 they successfully reached over 140% of their Kickstarter goal to independently release the album. The first two singles - "Something in the Stars" and "Underneath the Blood Moon" - are out now, with the full album due in Spring 2024.
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SOPHOMORE ALBUM OF SEA AND SKY COMING IN 2024
DEBUT ALBUM LUXUMBRA OUT NOW
PRESS HIGHLIGHTS:

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

"Must-see artist" - No Depression Magazine


"...An ethereal, dreamy, journey sharpened with an underlying aggressive blues-edge... A journey well-worth taking" - AmericanaUK

"...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


"Eclectic in the best sense of the word" - VENTS Magazine

"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

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

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