A Close-Up of Vancouver’s Stone Poets
Cherelle Jardine, Scott Jackson and Marc Gladstone collectively are Stone Poets.
Three accomplished writers and performers, three distinct voices, harmonizing beautifully together to celebrate the song . . .What began as a single songwriting session to write one song, developed into a weekly gathering of creative minds and a virtual song factory.
Their music has been described as “contemporary folk” … folk perhaps, because of the instrumentation: keyboard, two acoustic guitars and rich, harmony laden vocals… contemporary because the subject matter in their songs ventures into subjects that aren’t typically folk related …you won’t find any maple leaves or country roads in their songwriting.
Stone Poets are songwriters as well as storytellers. They stir emotions and pull on heartstrings. Melodies that stick with you and lyrics to make you reflect. They are just as at home in large theatre settings, festivals or private house concerts.
Marc Gladstone, Cherelle Jardine and Scott Jackson are candlelight minstrels who are perfect for an evening of wine and reflection.
Meet Stone Poets …
Cherelle Jardine has been writing and recording since 1995. She’s released 12 cds including her solo albums, The Jardines, Stone Poets and her latest band HEAD.
Cherelle is Marketing and Promotions Manager of Pacific Northwest Radio and hosts a radio show called Make a Scene Canada on the station which promotes Canadian musicians that record and perform original music.
Cherelle interviews and spins tunes on her show every Tuesday night at 7 pm PST
In March 2011, Jardine was honoured with the Ethel Tibbits award (woman of distinction award) for her continued work in the arts and in 2012, The Richmond Art Award.
Scott Jackson draws from a sphere of influence a little different from the other two members. His background in English literature, specifically in Elizabethan poetry, provides a somber and moody heaviness to the lyrics. Like his Stone poet collaborators Scott draws from an extensive experience in the songwriting world. His solo career has seen the release of two CDs titled “My World” and “Distractions”. Scott’s musical library garnered extensive radio play across Canada and the northern parts of the United States. Still 4 years after his latest release, 4 songs from “Distractions” are receiving play on CBC across Canada. Scott recently joined Marc Gladstone in the rock/reggae band “Abandon Paris” and has now tripped into the collaborative magic of “Stone Poets”.
Marc Gladstone delivers the anchor of music and melody for the songs, derived from an extensive history of musical experience. He has played piano/keyboards since he was seven years old. His playing and singing has been heard on many recordings, live, as well as several television appearances. Currently he’s playing with “Prism”, “Abandon Paris” (previously “Brandon Paris Band” – “Rewind and Start Again” hit #17 on CHR charts), and Ajaye Jardine”. He played with “Doug and the Slugs” from 1998 until 2005, often performing to audiences over 20,000.
Stone Poets Newest release Gleam and Beam
Stone Poets latest release Gleam and Beam, recorded at Zed Productions with Sheldon Zaharko. Produced by Sheldon, Marc and Stone Poets.
Gleam and Beam is available for download now.
We Dance - Stone Poets
“We Dance”, recorded live at Duncan Showroom, September 2018, from Stone Poets latest release, Smoke and Mirrors, released in 2018. Recorded at Zed Productions with Sheldon Zaharko. Produced by Sheldon Zaharko and Marc Gladstone. Mastered by Graemme Brown at Zen Mastering.
Smoke And Mirrors - Stone Poets
Stone Poets live from the Duncan Showroom in September, this year… Smoke and Mirrors is the title track from our newest album, also released this year – Mar. 26/2018… Produced by Sheldon Zaharko and Marc Gladstone. Mastered by Graemme Brown at Zen Mastering.
Let Go - Stone Poets
“Let Go”, recorded live at Duncan Showroom, September 2018, from Stone Poets latest release, Smoke and Mirrors, released in 2018. Recorded at Zed Productions with Sheldon Zaharko. Produced by Sheldon Zaharko and Marc Gladstone. Mastered by Graemme Brown at Zen Mastering.
Stone Poets latest song “Gleam and Beam” recorded at Zed Productions with Sheldon Zaharko.Produced by Sheldon, Marc and Stone Poets.