“When you are in that dark bottomless pit, finding a little bit of light and focussing on that and just holding yourself, physically, metaphysically, spiritually and through community being held.” Ren Stone
Ren Stone the founder of The Rhythm Hut, a community space in Gosford, Central Coast, and The Rhythm Hunters and has been gathering community, through culture, and music since he can remember.
Ren shares very vulnerably his experience going through the darkness, and how he found hope and was able to find a way to see the light again, and share his experiences through songwriting, and his long love with the healing of music and sound vibration.
Ren shares how he started writing songs that resonated with how he was feeling at the time, when he spent time in hospital when he had lost hope. In our chat Ren shares vulnerability his journey and how how he found a silver lining in the challenges he faced.
Ren Stone is a newly developed project by infectious multi instrumentalist and founder of world music group Rhythm Hunters. Ren Stone AKA Rendra Freestone brings a fresh lyric based sound to folk and conscious roots music.
Ren Stone’s project takes him back to his roots as songwriter and folk musician. Inspired by the conscious roots movement and his Indonesian culture Ren Stone is influenced by his time spent playing with Rhythm Hunters, Chaika, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Nicky Bomba, Kevin James, Peia and Dustin Thomas. Operating on the same festival circuit as the likes of Trevor Hall, Rising Appalachia, Oka, Xavier Rudd and Tubby Love, Ren Stone sets to inspire introspection and change with music informed by his personal journeys, philosophies, travels and experiences.
As the long standing force behind world music and percussive heavyweights Rhythm Hunters, Ren has directed some of the largest drumming events in Australia including at Peat’s Ridge Festival, Splendour in the Grass and Woodford Folk Festival.
New release “Hold Yourself” will be available on all platforms on July 31st. We share a sneak preview of this track. Please support creative souls and make sure to follow, like, and purchase this track. The album “Medicinal” comes out in August.
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