'I've rarely heard such a finely crafted folk record that encompasses so much variety and still seems focused in a mysterious, yet familiar way,' says one critic. In an era of category-based promotion, Stone Soup is on a mission to explode the whole notion that making music is a function of one's genre. The group is, as another critic put it, 'mega-eclectic.' But the achievement goes beyond the mastering of disparate tunes of far-flung provenance. This is where a larger understanding of what music does to us comes into play, of why music is so vital in every place and every time. This is where Stone Soup lives-in the art of drawing together the underlying sympathies of different kinds of music, of putting one thing beside another because each somehow informs the other while setting it off at the same time...thus drawing forth the wonderful varieties of musical soul.