Just the Way It Is
Kristine Stone was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, in a family of six children. She was the second youngest, with three brothers and two sisters. Kris has been blessed with their love and support for her music. In 1987 She moved to Burlington, Ontario for about a year then to Hamilton. A passion for singing has been with her all of her life. As a child musical instruments were always on her Christmas list however, playing the guitar was secondary. Kris didn't get serious about playing guitar until about the age of fifteen and even then it was self taught. Rather than singing acapella everywhere she went, Kris decided to learn how to play the guitar for some musical accompaniment. Her first love is singing and song writing. The first song she recalls ever writing was at a young age long before she knew how to play the guitar. 'I wrote it at my one and only time at a summer camp, Camp Keewaydin in Goderich Ontario. I don't recall the title of the song or lyrics anymore but I did teach the other kids and camp counsellors the song and on our last night there we all sang it while sitting around the camp fire. I remember the feeling it gave me as everyone sang my song. I felt very happy and wished my camp stay could last a bit longer. Perhaps one day those lyrics will find their way back to me but the memory of that camp fire sing along will last forever. Later on in grade eight, Kris along with two other classmates formed a band. 'Don't ask me what we called ourselves but, I can tell you I wrote another song called "Tied Down". This is what I remember of that song. The chorus: tied down don't know what to do, tied down oh I feel so blue. Now that gives you some indication of how I felt about school ! We debut the song in the highschool gymnasium. Well, we were kids and the highschool year ended and so did the band. During her teen years, Kris sang lead in a couple of local bands singing cover tunes. In her twenties, she wrote mostly about love and loss as heard on her first CD "Feather On The Pavement" followed by two singles; "Your Son" revised to "Your Child" and "You'll Remember Me There" to invoke a sense of hope in dealing with such a terrible disease, to trying to comfort a grieving parent's heart after losing a child. Her music has now shifted to singing about her spiritual journey which began years before she started writing about it. 'My most sincere desire when I write nowadays is to reach in and touch a heart and hopefully leave a trace of God's goodness and presence that I have come to know in my own life, upon another's life in some small way. A gift given from God to me, and from me to you.