Hey guys! Long time no talk… or read I guess…
Anyways hope things are well for you I’m excited to see what this spring will bring for my music. (well I kind of have an idea but I’m really excited for you guys to find out too!)
So I’ve attached a little pic of the CD design I hope you like it and would love to hear some feedback from you guys about it. Leave a comment below, even if it’s as simple as “Awesome!” Aimee Burchard did a really good job on the design and I am pleased with how it turned out.
Hey hey guys! Summer has come and gone in a whirlwind of structured chaos. I hope your summer was as productive as mine! You may have wondered what happened to me. I take your money claim to be recording an EP in Nashville and drop off from all signs of life. Well lots of good news for you, the EP was a success!! We all had a great time in Nashville, really gave me a cool taste of the future I get to look forward to. Once again I cannot express how thankful I am to you guys for making this a reality with me. As for right now my projected release date for the studio EP is set for early November. So watch your inboxes for a link to the prerelease download. (If this applies to you i.e. kickstarter)
So what exactly was I up to this summer? Well I headed home back to good ol’ Colorado once again to work with my Grandpa Tom one last time at his lumber mill. Along with that I fixed up my 1950 Studebaker pickup truck that I had bought from Grandpa back when I was only 12. With the help of my dad and brother we totally transformed that bucket of rust into a running machine very near, if not better, then it was off the factory line back in the 50s.
It was a summer of relentless work but in the end it paid off dearly. Grandpa had stage four-colon cancer and passed away early this fall. I had the great privilege of being home one last time to work with my grandfather, a privilege many are never granted in the first place. Also my dad brother and I were able to get the truck into a good running condition and give Grandpa a ride, a ride that I will always cherish and hold dear. Grandpa loved Studebakers and was proud of the progress we had made and loved to check in on us from time to time even when he didn’t feel worth a rip. The man he was and showed us how to be is greatly missed and only intensifies my desire for the earth to come.
Now on to a lighter note… GIGS!
This year is going to work out a little differently than last year simply for the fact that the band has dissolved. I wish all the guys the best of luck and I am very happy to have had the chance to play with each one of them. Also I am indebted for all the time and hard work they put in to help us find a good sound last year. Thank you fellas I really appreciate it!
So what this means is you’ll be seeing a lot more of just me on a stage or me and a friend, or me and my harmony pedal. Any way you see me it’ll be more acoustic than some of our shows were last year. Also I’ll be focusing more on cover songs this season of music for the main purpose of trying to broaden my style both as a vocalist and as an accompanist to myself.
This being my fourth year in college my professor of piano Dr. Cooper is really pouring on the steam, which is a good thing I really appreciate it and sometimes need the push. So this will also be a stretching time for my study of classical repertoire and my strive in becoming a better pianist.
With all that being said you can expect youtube videos on a regular basis (every 2 weeks) with the first video to be released next Friday (Oct. 19) and also of course multiple live performances throughout the year. With dates posted on the website and facebook page as they become available.
Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/kalebstock
Thank you guys for coming along with me on this journey, looking forward to jumping back on that musical train with you guys this year!
Hey guys what a month! Seems like it just started! Its been a crazy busy one, with school winding down, friends senior recitals to attend, finals and juries on the periphery, and recording my debut studio EP in just a couple weeks up in Nashville!
Exciting news… if you haven’t yet you should go check out the “Stock-umentary” my friend Jana Miles did her senior project in a documentary form by following me around for the past semester, so if you are a fan who is farther away and couldn’t make it out to a lot of things this semester its a cool way for you to still be apart of this exciting journey!
Here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEXCnjbIo0U&feature=youtu.be
Things are moving right along, I wanna apologize for not getting the kickstarter rewards out to you by early April like I had hoped. The good news is everything is ready to go and I’ll be shipping those out this next week! So keep eyeballing those mailboxes.
The items: new awesome wristbands, printed some sweet posters, painted some cool shirts, OH and my live EP came in from diskmakers!!!! for pictures you can go visit my music facebook page.
More updates soon!!
Hey guys things with the rewards are well under way, and I’m very excited to get all these out to you guys!
Below are attached a couple teasers for you guys.
The first is the backs of the popular item the t-shirts, they’re out hanging up drying after we painted the fronts of them, I’m very excited for you guys to get these! Design credit to Darren Case for doing a great job on the stencil and I think you all will agree when you receive your t-shirt.
And secondly is the back of the live EP cover which Amy Burchard designed, she did a great job, and I am also excited for you guys to get this too!
Hopefully we can have all this and more of your individual incentives in your mailboxes within a couple weeks! thanks so much once again for all your support guys!
Nineteen-year-old Jacob Cook has been playing the bass guitar since the fourth grade. He grew up playing piano on his mother’s insistence, but as time went on he wanted to play guitar because his father played guitar. He learned to play the bass guitar first, then learned guitar afterwards, which to Jacob came easy.
Playing in a band has always been a dream since he was little. He has been inspired by the likes of John Mayer, Jack Johnson, Nora Jones and most recently, Maroon 5. “I’ve really studied his music.” Jacob says about Mayer. “Nora’s music is really calming,” he says. “I like what she does on the piano and how she has changed music.”
Jacob and David Weber have known each other for six or seven years. They would play together during the summers and for worship services. David asked Jacob to go and jam with them in October. Within the week, Kaleb asked Jacob to play bass for the band. The dynamic of the band is easy going and fun. Even though Jacob is one of the newer members, he says they all play really well together.
He is excited to see the band through until the end. “I want to see how far this goes,” he said. “Maybe one day we’ll be playing in huge stadiums.”
Nineteen-year-old lead guitarist, David Weber has been playing guitar since he was nine years old. Growing up in a musical family, David has always had an ear for music. He also can play piano, bass and drums.
David picked up the guitar when he was younger because a lot of his friends were playing the guitar and took lessons for about 5 years. John Mayer, Switchfoot and Brad Paisley are his musical influences. His guitar inspiration by far is John Mayer. “I’ve always wanted to play electric guitar and play lead,” David said.
Kaleb and David met in early 2011, but didn’t officially start performing with him until later this year. David and Jacob Cook grew up playing guitar together during their summers. When Kaleb was looking for a bass player, David suggested Jacob. Within a week of being invited to practice, Jacob was added to the group.
Growing up in a musical family, he knows what music can do to a person. “It gets you away from the stress of life,” he said. “It’s an outlet.”
April 17, 2012 @ 7:30 PM Lynn Wood Chapel Kaleb Stock: The Documentary Premiere