Chris Stockwell is a international recording/touring, Contemporary Resophonic Guitarist(Dobro) and Lap steel player. Recognized for his adherence to the bluegrass music tradition and branching out into playing many other genres of music, such as Blues, Country, American and Rock styles.
Growing up in the West Virginia mountains, Chris Stockwell started singing at an early age and took up the Dobro in 2002. Since then, he has performed with some of the best in the business at bluegrass festivals and concert halls throughout the United States. Notably, Chris was the Dobro player with The Rarely Herd for 8 years. He also had the opportunity to do a week long tour with Lou Reid and Carolina, perform on Mountain Stage with Susan Werner, and play on the soundtrack to the motion picture Stuck in the Past with Honi Deaton & Dream. In recent years, Chris has toured Norway with The Darrell Webb Band and played shows with West Virginia music icons Ron Sowell, Johnny Staats, John Inghram, and Butch Osborne,Step into The Blue. And currently a member of the acoustic hybrid/rock band Common Houses.
Currently based in Summersville, West Virginia, Chris is highly regarded for his teaching abilities as well as his musicianship. In addition to offering private lessons, for the past five years, he has taught Dobro at Allegheny Echoes music camp in Marlinton, West Virginia. He has presented workshops at several bluegrass festivals Including The Minnesota Old time Bluegrass festival and The Roanoke Fiddle Festival. Chris has also stayed busy as a session musician with 37 recording credits on various bluegrass, roots, and folk CDs.
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My credits include
- Dustin McCray - The Song That You Sing (2016)
- Clinton Collins - Around the Sun (2016)
- Micah & Mark Atkinson - Land of Broken Angels (2015)
- Andrew Adkins - Wooden Heart (2016)
- Laurel River Line - Turn Away From Sin (2015)
- Tyler Williams - Heart Over Mind (2015)
- Levi Douglas - Concrete Towers (2012)
- Step Into The Blue
- David Lee Mayfield (2016)
- Matt Mullins And the Bringdowns
AllMusic verified credits for Chris Stockwell:
- Bobby Maynard
- Mark & Micah Atkinson
- 2002 Gibson Jerry Douglas Signature Squareneck guitar
- Fishman Aura
- LR Baggs Venue
- 1997 Fender Stratocaster