Norm Stockton: “I’ve always strived to make my music something that speaks to the heart”

Norm Stockton
(Image credit: Lauren Stockton)

Versatile bass guitar maestro Norm Stockton has worked with a wide range of artists over his multi-decade career. He is equally adept at working with American Idol star Clark Beckham as he is in the field of smooth jazz-funk with Steve Laury of Fattburger.

His rock chops are immense, and his thirst for exploring the possibilities of I music in all its forms have led him to investigate the grooves in West African polyrhythms.

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