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Date City Venue Country
08/01/14 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA. Smith’s Olde Bar US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No minors. Buy Tickets. Opening for Southern Ground’s own AJ Ghent Band More Information
08/30/14 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Marietta, GA. 120 Tavern US
  Time: 8:00pm. More Information
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Press Info:
-ReverbNation Electronic Press Kit(EPK):  http://www.reverbnation.com/rpk/thefirststone

-Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/thefirststone

-Myspace:  http://www.myspace.com/thefirststonemusic

-Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/TheFirstStoneMusic 

-Old Press Kit (Adobe PDF Format):  http://www.thefirststone.com/The First Stone Press Kit.pdf  wow this is out of date.

Booking Contact:
booking@thefirststone.com

CD Reviews
Rock Fist Reviews: “If lyrics with depth, funky bass lines, and unique guitar riffs sound right up your ally, check out The First Stone’s debut album.”

TV Credits:
Sophomores.TV
- This Time” and “What About You” featured in Sophomore’s season finale episode entitled “Spoon In The Road” aired on May 12th, 2010.  More Information at: http://www.sophomorestv.com

Members:
Brian Kelly:  Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Terry Kroon: Bass Guitar
Todd Goodwin: Drums, Percussion
Jake Winschel: Lead Guitar, Vocals
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Bio
The First Stone is an eclectic culmination of working-class musicians based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Their sound is best described indie-folk-rock infused with funk. TFS is led by front man Brian Kelly on guitar and vocals. Brian has spent time in Chattanooga, TN., Athens, and Augusta, GA as a solo artist and with other full band projects (Drive South, Tony Kick). Terry Kroon keeps the groove alive on bass while Todd Goodwin balances it all out on percussion and drums. Terry comes from Minnesota where days and nights are cold.   Guitar player Jake Winschel hails from Pittsburg PA. He brings unique guitar riffs and a killer sound to the band. (full bio)
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Genres: Acoustic, Alt. Rock, Contemporary/Soft Rock, Folk, Funk/Groove & Soul Rock, Indie Rock, Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter (Male)

Live Sound Requirements:
Stage must be a minimum of 24′ wide x 18′ deep.
16 channel mixing console with a minimum of 2 aux sends for monitor mixes.
2 Vocal Mics – Center Stage and Stage Left – Boom mic stands for each (SM58s are acceptable)
4 Monitors – Center Stage, Stage Right, Stage Left, Drums
1 Direct Box – Acoustic Guitar
2 Guitar Amp Mics (SM57s are acceptable)
1 Bass Mic/ DI
5 Drum Mics (3 Tom, 1 Snare, 1 Kick)
Overhead Mics are optional based on Room.
Other Requirements (i.e. contract/rider, lighting, stage plot, transportation, & accommodations)
Please email:  booking@thefirststone.com

Original Songs:

Grey Skies Fade
Gone For Good
Three Shades of Miami Blue
Back To You
I Want More
Leave Tonight
The First Stone
Are You With Me
Lucky Day
Hide Away
What About You
#13
Blue
With A Little Luck
Got My Doubts
The Hard Way
This Time
Sandbox
Road to Athens
Ordinary
Too Far Behind
Walkin Away
Soon
Mysterious Woman
Close to Nothing
Cajun Jive
When It’s All Said and Done
Make Believe
The Lowdown
Something Else
Weekend
Start Making Something
Traveling Salesman
Settle Down
2 weeks
Gone
Give it Away
All About a Moment
Take a Load Off
Meant to Fly
Always on My Mind
Drive Away


Cover Songs:
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
Don’t Move – Butch Walker
Country Roads – Ryan Bingham
Take Me Out – Atomic Tom
Wild and Young – American Bang
Soul To Squeeze – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Ain’t No Reason – Brett
Dennen
Rodeo Clowns – Jack Johnson
Sunshine – Josh Rouse
Always Love – Nada Surf
Seen It All Before- Amos Lee
Let it Ride – Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
16 Days – Whiskeytown
Brown–Eyed Woman – Grateful Dead
Taylor – Jack Johnson
Mr. Jones – Counting Crows
Where the Streets Have No Name- U2
Night Train – Amos Lee
Anthem – Phantom Planet
Every Monday – Marvelous 3
All Along the Watchtower – Dylan
1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
The Ground Beneath Her Feet – U2
I shot the sheriff – Bob Marley
Mr. Brightside – The Killers
Hero – Foo Fighters
The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
#41 – Dave Matthews Band
Jimi thing – DMB
Shattered – O.A.R.
Please Forgive Me – David Gray
Your Love – The Outfield
Slow Dancing in a Burning Room – John Mayer
Why Georgia – John Mayer
Say – John Mayer
Summer Romance(Anti Gravity) – Incubus
Flake – Jack Johnson
Previous Shows Played
Date City Venue Country
07/11/14 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA. Tin Roof Cantina US
  Time: 10:00pm. More Information
03/29/14 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA. Smith’s Olde Bar US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $10.
01/03/14 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA. Smith’s Olde Bar US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $8. Age restrictions: No minors. Atlanta Room with Poverty Level and The Roadside.
08/11/13 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA. Smith’s Olde Bar US
  Time: 4:00pm. More Information
06/29/13 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA. Tin Roof Cantina US
  Time: 11:00pm. Admission: $5. More Information
06/14/13 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $7. Age restrictions: No minors. More Information
05/03/13 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA. The Earl – 500 Songs for Kids US
  Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $12. Top College Radio Songs of all time. We will be performing The One I Love by R.E.M. More Information
04/20/13 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Sandy Springs, GA. Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Festival US
  Time: 5:00pm. Admission: FREE. www.sandyspringsartsapalooza.com/ www.facebook.com/SandySpringsArtsapalooza More Information
04/06/13 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA. Red Light Cafe US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: 8. We go on @11.
12/14/12 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Eastside Lounge US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $5. Age restrictions: No minors.
09/28/12 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta Smith’s Olde Bar Atlanta Room US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $7. Age restrictions: No minors.
05/08/12 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar for 500 Songs For kids US
  Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10. More Information
04/28/12 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA The 5 Spot for the Indie Music Reviewer Festival US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. More Information
03/21/12 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Chattanooga, TN The Honest Pint US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $3. Age restrictions: No minors. More Information
02/27/12 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar with Red Wanting Blue US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No minors. More Information
09/01/11 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Altanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar – Upstairs US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: No minors. More Information
06/10/11 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar – ATL room BKelly solo acoustic US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $7. Age restrictions: No minors.
04/29/11 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar – 500 Songs For Kids US
  Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $10.
04/22/11 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar – ATL room US
  Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $7. Age restrictions: No minors.
03/18/11 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Macon, GA Cherry Blossom Festival – 3rd St. Park US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: FREE.
01/21/11 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: 7. Age restrictions: No minors.
11/04/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Smyrna, GA Atkins Park Tavern US
  Time: 10:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No minors.
10/14/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar (ATL Room) US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $7. Age restrictions: No minors. More Information
10/09/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Smyrna, GA REV Fest 2010 US
  Time: 7:00pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. More Information
08/20/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Smyrna, GA Rev Coffee US
  Time: 8:00pm.
07/22/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Athens, GA Terrapin Brewery US
  Time: 5:30pm.
06/25/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Woodstock, GA O’Malley’s Irish Pub US
  Time: 8:00pm.
06/24/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar w/Kimmer Rowe US
  Time: 7:30pm.
05/17/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Decatur, GA Eddie’s Attic US
  Time: 8:30pm. Admission: 5.
04/03/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Chattanooga, TN The North Chatt Cat (BKelly acoustic w/Jason Lyles US
  Time: 8:00pm.
03/25/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Smyrna, GA Zucca US
  Time: 8:00pm. Admission: FREE.
02/11/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA The Masquerade US
  Time: 8:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages.
01/23/10 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Under The Couch @ GaTech US
  Time: 8:00am. Admission: $5. With “I’m Chinese” and Soapbar”
12/18/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta TNS (Thai and Sushi) US
  Time: 10:30pm. Admission: 4 bucks. Cover includes a free . Age restrictions: No minors. Box office: (404) 522-5992. Address: 467 Flat Shoals. Venue phone: (404) 522-5992. A great night with The First Stone including “That 30/60 Band” and “Slammin’ Betty.” More Information
12/01/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta 10 High US
  Time: 9:45pm. Admission: 5.00. Age restrictions: No minors. Box office: (404) 873-3607. Address: 816 N Highland Ave. Venue phone: (404) 873-3607. A great venue in Atlanta for live music with special guests “I’m Chinese” and “Detroit Mutant Radio.” More Information
11/23/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Decatur,GA Eddie’s Attic US
  Time: 10:00pm. Address: 515 N Mcdonough St # B. Brian and Nate acoustic More Information
11/06/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Sandy Springs North River Tavern US
  Time: 9:00am. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: No minors. Box office: (770) 552-8784. Address: 8879 Roswell Rd. Venue phone: (770) 552-8784. Hey folks! This is one of our favorite spots to play and the best of all; ITS FREE! Stone Mountain West will be playing and they are a GREAT act to see. We’re happy to share the bill with them. More Information
10/14/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta The Five Spot (DirtySouthTV.tv) US
  Time: 9:45pm. Admission: ???. Box office: 404-223-1100‎. Address: 1123 Euclid Ave NE. Venue phone: 404-223-1100‎. The best part of this show is that you don’t even have to come to the show to see us play. It will be broadcast live at http://www.DirtySouthTV.tv so you can watch it in your underwear(If you want, that is…you weirdos!) Here is the deal; In order to see The First Stone on October 14th, you’ll have to register on DirtySouthTV.tv first. Then, when we play on October 14th, you’ll be ready to see us. More Information
10/13/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar US
  Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $5. Age restrictions: No minors. Box office: (404) 875-1522. Address: 1578 Piedmont Ave NE. Venue phone: (404) 875-1522. This will be the biggest show of our fall tour! Be sure to come out and pack the place! Special guests Wendy Jans and Adrian Vera. More Information
10/10/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Buford, GA Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center US
  Time: 9:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2020 Clean Water Dr. More Information
08/29/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Marietta The Scene (CANCELLED) US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Roswell Road. Sorry, but this show has been canceled. We are working with Bort from The Scene to reschedule a better date. Thank you! More Information
08/05/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Lenny’s Bar US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: 6. Age restrictions: No minors. Address: 486 Decatur Street SE. Venue phone: (404) 577-7721. With special guests Mog Rocket, Shadow Boxer, Dayglo Dago, and The Humboldt Trio. More Information
06/26/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Sandy Springs North River Tavern US
  Time: 9:30pm. Admission: FREE SHOW!. Age restrictions: No minors. Address: 8879 Roswell Road. Venue phone: 770-552-8784. With special guests: Grand Prize Winners From Last Year. We had a sold out show with these guys at Vinyl in Atlanta and will only expect something similar on the 26th of June. Come on out for this FREE SHOW! More Information
05/30/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Marietta, GA Bradley’s Bar & Grill US
  Time: 7:30pm. Box office: 770-321-0108. Address: 4961 Lower Roswell Rd. Venue phone: 770-321-0108. This will be our first time playing here, so bring out some friends! If you are in Marietta, this is a great spot to come and chill at. See you there. More Information
05/25/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar US
  Time: 7:30pm. Admission: 5.00. Age restrictions: No minors. Box office: 404-875-1522. Address: 1578 Piedmont Ave. Venue phone: 404-875-1522. The First Stone will be at Smith’s Olde Bar on May 25th at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. There will be three other groups to be announced very soon. Gets your tickets now before they sell out. More Information
05/08/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Warner Robins, GA Yesterdaze US
  Time: 9:30pm. Admission: ?????. Age restrictions: No minors. Box office: 478-918-0660 . Address: 2607 Moody Road. Venue phone: 478-918-0660 . This will be a 4 hour show mixing our originals and cover songs we do. Come out and party near Macon, GA and have fun with us! The whole “grumpy onion” bus will be coming from Atlanta. Let us know if you want to come. Email us: band@thefirststone.com More Information
04/16/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Sweetwater Brewing Company US
  Time: 5:30pm. Admission: $8.00. Age restrictions: No minors. Box office: (404) 691-2537. Address: 195 Ottley Drive. Venue phone: (404) 691-2537. At Sweetwater Brewing Company $8 gets you a souvenir pint glass and 6 drink tickets (each good for a half a pint of beer). Must be 21. The First Stone will be at Sweetwater Brewing Company on April 16th, 2008 at 5:30pm. Bring your friends and have one of SBC’s great brews! See you there. More Information
02/20/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Chattanooga, TN Midtown Music Hall US
  Admission: $5.00. Box office: (423) 752-1977. Address: 818 Georgia Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402. Venue phone: (423) 752-1977. Supporting Act for Jason Lyles and the Sonic Avatars while they hold their CD Release party. More Information
02/06/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Dalton, GA The Wink Theater (benefit for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America) – TELEVISED EVENT. US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Donations please. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 706-226-WINK. Address: 114 West Crawford St. Venue phone: 706-226-WINK. Playing a benefit for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America. They are having a telethon and this show will be televised to a rather large audience. Afterwards, the band is hittin’ the town in Dalton, GA. See you all there!
01/30/09 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA CD RELEASE PARTY – East Atlanta Icehouse US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $7.00. Age restrictions: No minors. Box office: (404) 577-2073. Address: 543 Flat Shoals Avenue SE . Venue phone: (404) 577-2073. FINALLY, the day is here. We are releasing our full length CD “Quarter To Never” that we just recorded at Southern Tracks Studio in Atlanta, GA. The first 100 people will get free CDs, after that, you must purchase one. We have 70 people confirmed. Make sure you get on the list!!!! Other acts include: Wighat, Audioform, La Dispute, and Jason Lyles & The Sonic Avatars.
11/23/08 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Chattanooga, TN Rock 105 Radio Interview US
  Time: 9:00am. We will be playing 3 tracks off the brand new record and talking nonsense on air. Tune in and listen online at http://www.rock105.net
11/01/08 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Marietta, GA The Local (Headlining Show) US
  Time: 9:00am. Admission: $10.00. Age restrictions: No minors. Address: 1440 Roswell Road. Our first headling show with supporting acts: Rowe, Super Hooligan, & Woodstock Live! Will be a great show. T-shirts are available.
10/31/08 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Decatur, GA New Street Studios – Benefit Show for Georgian Refugees US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Donations accepted.. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 141 New Street Suite 9 . And of course, how can you forget that it is Halloween!!!!!!!
10/25/08 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Duluth, GA Uptown Loft (October Fest Party) US
  Time: 10:00am. Admission: $5.00. Age restrictions: No minors. Address: 9700 Medlock Bridge Rd . This will be our first time at this brand new Venue. They are celebrating Octoberfest, so it will be a great time. Other acts include: No More Heroes, Kush, Broken Machines, and Silent & Listen. See you there.
10/22/08 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA East Atlanta Icehouse US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $7.00. Age restrictions: No minors. Box office: (404) 577-2073. Address: 543 Flat Shoals Avenue SE . Venue phone: (404) 577-2073. Also on the bill: Red Ink, Sedalia
10/10/08 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Hank’s Garage – UTMTV Studios US
  Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 860 Hank Aaron Dr. . This is a taped show and we’re performing with some great other acts. Please come and show your support. We have t-shirts now. Come and get one!!!
09/17/08 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Vinyl (CW Midtown Complex) US
  Time: 7:00pm. Admission: 10.00. Age restrictions: No minors. Box office: (404)885-1365. Address: 1374 West Peachtree Street . Venue phone: (404)885-1365. Opening Up for Nicholas Megalis. Also supporting act for Janie Chu, Sonen, and Grand Prize Winners from Last Year. More Information
08/29/08 The First Stone – Atlanta, GA – Rock/Funk/Alternative in Atlanta, GA Red Light Cafe US
  Time: 9:00pm. Admission: $5.00. Age restrictions: No minors. This is a great venue and has had thousands of bands perform here. Every band has a start and we feel that this date is a good one. Come on out and support us! Supporting act Intrepid Souls.


 

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