“I have known the Stone family for quite some time now and am privileged to be their Pastor. As a Pastor, music is very important to our worship whether in a formal service or just singing while driving in a car. The type of music that brings glory to God is paramount in any form of worship.
The Stone Family Band is extremely gifted in their musical abilities. More importantly, the music they play not only glorifies God but is doctrinally sound. In our day and age of entertainment oriented church services, it is a true blessing to be edified by the music and words that are the hallmarks of the Stone Family Band.
Of utmost importance is the godly lifestyle of those who purport to sing for the glory of the Lord. Beyond doubt, the Stones are a spiritual family designed according to scripture. Their testimony is impeccable and their ministry is exemplary.
We, as a church, are blessed to have them as members and privileged to hear their music on a regular basis. Any church would also be privileged and blessed to embrace this family and their ministry of music.”
Pastor Bob Dargie Ph. D.
“During my over 37 years of serving the Lord as a pastor, I have had the opportunity to have many singing groups in the churches that I have served as pastor. Many of them are known nationally. But none will bless you more than the Stone Family. They are a family that represent our dear Lord in a most honorable way. They believe and live what they sing. They will be a tremendous blessing to anyone who has the privilege of having them come and bless them with the gifts of music and testimony that the Lord has given them. I consider it an honor to recommend them to anyone without any hesitation.”
Pastor Gene Wilbanks, Mims, Florida“Life’s Rewards: I’ll never forget the day that I first met the Stone Family. I did not hear them perform that day, yet for some reason I was drawn to them. I, being of Irish descent was intrigued by the fact that their music was Irish Celtic. I suppose that was the attraction to them. I was aware that Irish Celtic is the original “root” of a genre of music, that until recent years, was unique to America, Bluegrass. I was instrumental, through my association with Mr. Norman Adams, a successful promoter for many years of Bluegrass Festivals, in getting the Stone Family on stage at one of Mr. Adams big festivals. To say that they were very well received there is an understatement. The Stone Family’s rendition of that beautiful ballad, Danny Boy, brought tears to the eyes of many people that heard it, including this writer. This was an open mic session at the festival. As they left the stage, they were besieged by fans asking if they had CDs of their music. A similar scene was repeated a few days later at a local Bluegrass jam session here in my local area. The harmonizing that occurs with the singing by this family, and the three young ladies and their mother is simply amazing. Blended with their love and devotion to Gospel music, this group of Irish Celtic is destined for success. The long time MC for Mr. Adams, at his festivals, Ms. Sherry Boyd, has agreed with me that the connection of Irish Celtic and Bluegrass should and must be re-established and re-affirmed. I believe ”The Stone Family” is the natural connection. It is my hope and yes, expectation that upon seeing and hearing “The Stone Family” performance, you will be equally impressed with them.”
Frank Gheen (Ghehagan)
“The Stone Family Band has garnered that unique blend of beautiful family harmony genuine talent, and a deep love for acoustic music. Michael and Julia Stone with their three lovely daughters; Anna, Emily, and Olivia, are a delightful, fun-loving family who clearly enjoy being together and make no secret that God is their audience of one. They have accepted His gifts and gladly give their talent to bring all of their friends and “friends-to-be” along on their journey. The Stone Family is truly a breath of fresh air in these uncertain times. It’s very easy to become their fans and even to become their friends. Their videos do not begin to reflect the joy of their music and their personalities. Go see them in person. You’ll be glad you did.”
Terry Stafford, City Point Station
“We were very pleased to have the Stone Family Band as special guest performers at the 9th
Annual Florida State Bluegrass Festival here in Perry, Florida this past April. Their unique sound and flawless blend of harmonies were a pleasure to listen to. They were very sweet and pleasant to work with and are a band to keep an eye on, they are a very talented family. “
Dawn V. Taylor, President of the Taylor County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Office
“The Stone Family worshipped with us on September 23, 2011 at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. We are a small rural church located in Taylor County, Florida. The church was packed that day as we had invited most everyone to attend. What we received was a true blessing. The Stone Family obviously performed for the Lord. Their unique style of music was appealing to the masses. Their talent is constantly on display as they change musical instruments and at different times all five showed their musical abilities by singing a solo or the lead part. There was an immediate connection with the congregation with their relaxed style and stage performance. They provided a true blessing to us that day.We had dinner on the grounds after the worship service and each member of the Stone family went out of their way to be friendly and get to know our congregation and allowed the congregation to get to know them. The Monday after they were with us I called and invited them back for the next time they would be in our area. I highly recommend the Stone Family to any pastor or worship leader. Each member of their family is already special to me and to our members. It is apparent that this family is called by God for this ministry. It would be a great time of worship for your church to have them included in any worship service or program.”
Pastor Gilbert Williams, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church