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"Of Sea and Stone's strong, stunning harmonies shine on "I Love You, Goodbye," a slow-burning ballad about the complicated, bitter end of a relationship. “This song took a big part of us. Heartbreak and loss are not easy subjects to write about, because they come from such painful experiences," Manson tells The Boot. "But sharing our story is so worthwhile when we see the connection that our fans have to the song.”"
- Amy McCarthy
"What we like most about this duo is the fact that they can fill the space of the track with a tight and evocative harmony that ultimately is all their own. They have this folk-country male-female duo thing down pretty good!"
- Ear To The Ground Music
"Keeping Country Alive - Five New Tracks"
Of Sea and Stone is an emerging Americana duo known for their polished vocal harmonies and intimate songwriting. Their sound ranges from joyful to solemn, hopeful to desperate, with raw, honest lyrics carried by their haunting melodies. The duo consists of Luke Dierker and Morgan Dierker, who met in January 2014 through the popular dating app Tinder. The two quickly discovered their natural vocal chemistry and began writing together in Morgan’s hometown of Columbia, MO. The following week, the two performed their first show at Gunter Hans, a small German café in Columbia. After a few years of regularly performing in Columbia, the two got married and moved to Austin, TX.
In October 2016, Of Sea and Stone began recording their debut album at Dark Horse Recording in Franklin, TN with producer Billy Smiley and mixing engineer Richie Biggs (The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow). The album features guitarist Brad Rice (Keith Urban), drummer Jared Kneale (Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves), bassist Danny O’Lannerghty, and guitarist Brennan Smiley of The Technicolors. In writing the album, the married duo resolved to show every side of love; the good, the bad, and the ugly. As described by the couple, "the album is not a love story; it's a story of love." The album is self-titled Of Sea and Stone and was released on December 1st, 2017 through The Orchard and Soundly Music of Nashville, TN.
In July 2017, Of Sea and Stone moved to the Midwest to begin touring full time across the Southwestern and Southeastern U.S. markets. They have played the historic Blueberry Hill Duck Room in St. Louis, the notable Stubb's BBQ in Austin, The Mint in Los Angeles, 12 Today News in Phoenix, and Good Morning San Diego among many other venues. Their current tour dates can be found on their website at