When I think of a stone, I think of a foundation, I think of endurance, I think of timelessness.
I also think of Simi Stone, a Woodstock musician who embodies many of these characteristics.
Stone, whose real name is Simantha Mollylou Sernaker, is an Ulster County native who grew up in Woodstock and continues to live there now. She can crawl inside a tune, turn it upside down, rearrange it so it is inside out, then gently lob it out to an audience, turning it over to them for a dance party or therapy session. The fact that Simi Stone is her stage name, for me, only adds to the allure, adds to her persona, adds to the mystique surrounding this music maker.