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Stone Thoreaus musicians inspired by acoustic instruments

The Stone Thoreaus -- from left, Arya Chowdhury, John Eisler, Robert Stern and Heather Hewitt -- play at the Moon & River Cafe on Saturday.
Photographer: Shannon DeCelle Photography
The Stone Thoreaus -- from left, Arya Chowdhury, John Eisler, Robert Stern and Heather Hewitt -- play at the Moon & River Cafe on Saturday.
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John Eisler is not a drummer, and Robert K. Stern is not an electric guitarist. But when the two principal songwriters of local folk group The Stone Thoreaus met a few years ago, that’s what they initially tried to be. At the time, Stern was playing with an alternative rock group dubbed The Maybes, and the group was looking for a drummer. Eisler, who happened to own a drum kit but had never played it ...

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