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jocac4
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« on: February 17, 2008, 06:45:42 PM »

I got to see Norm this last weekend with lincoln brewster. It was great. It was interesting to be in a room with over 9000 people and probably most dont know that he is one of the best bass players out there.  That he has the skills to probably get alot of bigger gigs. The whole time you could just see that he is there to worship God, and not there to be worshiped.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008, 06:54:35 PM »


I just ordered the full set of four of his DVDs yesterday. I've heard they are really good and I'm excited about getting them and getting started working through them.



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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008, 09:40:08 PM »

Norm rocks. Plain and simple. Super humble guy.
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 05:23:27 AM »

Well, since we now have a thread specifically for Norm, I will repeat something that was part of an earlier post of mine.   I think it's important to talk about those Christians who are not only great musicians but, more importantly, great Christ-like people:

I wanted to also comment about Norm Stockton.  First of all, not only is he an amazing bass player, but he is also the nicest guy.  A couple of years ago my daughter and I went to the "Christian Guitar and Bass Conference" which was held at that time at Wheaton College in Illinois.  I e-mailed Norm and asked if it would be OK if my daughter came to his half-day session, which was advertised as "for all levels".  My daughter had just turned 13 and had only been playing for about 6 months.  Not only did Norm OK her coming to the session, but he came over during breaks to talk to her, ask her questions, and generally make a concerted effort to make sure that she felt welcome.   That really meant a lot to both her and me.

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 10:17:16 PM »

When you take a look at the character of Norm Stockton and all he does to bring glory to God, not only through his music but also through his love and kindness toward others, he is truely a role model to us as worship band bassist or at least in my opinion he is.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 08:36:35 PM »

I got to meet Norm last Summer - in the mens room, of all places - and Lincoln.  Nice guys both. (I apologized to Lincoln for what we do to his songs. Ya just haven't heard Majestic until you've heard it with a banjo.  Shocked

I was pleasantly surprised to see an ad for Norm in Bass player mag a while back.  For lessons or a school I think.  His pic caught my eye - "Hey, I know him!"
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008, 06:07:30 PM »

I got to meet Norm last Summer - in the mens room, of all places - and Lincoln.  Nice guys both. (I apologized to Lincoln for what we do to his songs. Ya just haven't heard Majestic until you've heard it with a banjo.  Shocked


That's funny.  Our old keyboard would produce some strange sounds depending on what voices were picked and also whether or not it got monkey'd with by kids before the service. Never any banjos though. 

I also met Norm last summer at a conference our worship team was attending.  He did a short class on bass playing and there was a Lincoln Brewster concert later on.  Norm's a neat guy. 

I was reading on his website a while back that when flying to a show their gear didn't arrive when they did and they both had to use off the shelf stuff from GC for the show.  He made a comment that the strings were a tad high for his liking (I think he said 3/4 inch off the fretboard - it probably felt that way to him anyway).  When I saw them they both seemed to be having a lot of fun when they played but I bet they may have been a little less comfortable at that show.

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2008, 04:44:15 AM »

It's nice to see folks who ARE in the music business actually walking the walk, isn't it?
I ran sound for Clay Crosse recently, and he was very nice, humble, and a joy to work with.

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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 08:35:10 PM »

Norm is featured in a small article in BASS PLAYER this month
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008, 08:26:21 AM »

Norm is an amazing player, a super nice guy, and above all humble and Christ-like!

I have met him a couple times - and he was above gracious.  The first time I met him - at a CB 'hang' - he hugged me when I left.  Great guy.

Great bassist also!
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 05:39:50 AM »

He is doing a Master Bassist seminar in Indy next month at Lakeview Christian on the westside, if you are in the area.  I can't attend because of work (and I probably be escorted out of any class labeled "master" anyway.) Grin

I'm not affiliated with the program, but they are putting on a three (I think) day seminar on worship (sound, tech, music) and Lincoln Brewster will be in concert with some others.

Wish I could attend.
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2008, 07:56:20 PM »

Hi Guys,

If you haven't checked this out yet by now... Norm's great 12/8 groove:
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http://www.normstockton.com/products/music/groovy_christmas/audio/03.mp3
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Get the CD!!!

Kind regards,
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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2008, 09:24:35 PM »

Thanks for the link Beebebop and it is also good to hear from you.

I did click the link and listen. Wow, what can one say except Norm Stockton is an awesome bassist.

Dave
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2009, 09:09:53 AM »

Amazing guy. He came to our church and did a "clinic" in the café for us. I also had emailed him hoping to ask a few questions for a research project in High School. Instead of just emailing some answers back, he said that he'd call me and I could do a full interview. I get a call a few days latter and he does the interview over the phone with me, all during the intermission of a concert he is playing at!


Amazing guy.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 08:56:56 PM »

Wow,

GREAT to see all the positive things about Norm.

I met Norm back, oh boy...mid 90's possibly, during a Maranatha workshop.

For two days, he treated everyone of us like family.

I was just starting out as a player and was only playing for about 7 months at the time, so he spent every extra moment helping me along.

What a GREAT Guy & player. TO THIS DAY, I've never forgot his kindness, and humble attitude.

I really hope to meet him again.
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