Bill Pettus


Backing Vocals


Bill Pettus is a Northern Virginia native now living in Blacksburg who was a child prodigy appearing on Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” playing stellar drums at the age of six!  

Nicole Cooley

Lead Vocals,



Nico Cooley is an Alabama native formerly living in Maryland who settled in Floyd, Virginia in 2004. She is known for etherial lead vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar, and playing the flute. Her work in the band “Kiva”, was nominated for a Washington Area Music (“Wammie") Award. She was also voted Best Local Artist in the Floyd Press’s annual “Best of  Floyd County” in 2005.

Stephen Wallace

Bass, Keyboards,

Backing Vocals


Stephen Wallace, originally from the Richmond area, is well known locally from his work in the C.C. Coates Band as well as other local groups. He brings many years of experience on bass, keyboards, and vocals

Peter Golliday

Lead guitar,

Backing Vocals

Peter Golladay is from Blacksburg and adds soaring lead guitar and vocals. He also leads the Peter Golladay Trio playing jazz at local venues.

“Arkenstone” is comprised of four lifelong musicians who have been refining their musical styles since childhood. Their style of classic cover songs could be called “Hobbit Rock” and they take their name from the name of the fictional jewel said to have "shone like silver in the firelight, like water in the sun, like snow under the stars, like rain upon the moon"  in the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien. Their influences include classic bands such as Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, and The Eagles; as well as Aretha Franklin, Linda Ronstadt and many others.

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