18 January 2024: South for Winter in Concert!

South for Winter - Live, Duo 2 (photographer Christian Murdock)

South for Winter’s Dani Cichon from Colorado Springs and Nick Stone perform Friday, May 28, 2021, during the first day of the MeadowGrass Music Festival at La Foret in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

With a blend of dreamy acoustic duets, foot-stomping Folk and bluesy murder ballads, trio South for Winter’s sound is as eclectic as their origins. Composed of New Zealander Nick Stone and Colorado Springs-born Dani Cichon (Stone), the two multi-instrumentalists and songwriters combine elements such as percussive guitar, mandolin, foot percussion, and effortless harmonies into a genre-bending sound. South for Winter has been nominated as a Semi-Finalist in the 2023 International Songwriting Competition, Finalist for “Best Group/Duo” in the 2023 International Acoustic Music Awards, Official Showcase Artist at SXSW 2023, Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International in 2022 and 2024, 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”), NoDepression (“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”), and AmericanaUK (“An ethereal, dreamy, journey…a journey well-worth taking”). Between touring throughout the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, and Europe, South for Winter have just crowdfunded over 141% of their goal to independently release their sophomore album, Of Sea and Sky. The full album is due in May 2024.

South for Winter are ordinarily a trio, but unfortunately, Michigander Alex Stradal is unable to  travel to New Zealand at this time.  However, they are equally delightful as a duo and will put on a great show for us.

Tickets are $20 and available at the door (cash only) or you can prebook by emailing whangateaufolk@gmail.com.

Doors open at 7:00pm with a 7:30pm show start time.