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.