Tri-County News, 21 March 1979
Music Career On The Move For Kevin Stonerock
Kevin Stonerock, a well known name in the Knightstown area, may become
a nationally known name sometime in the not too distant future. A
talented musician, Kevin has produced and album which is now beginning
to sell and he has begun making personal appearances in the area.
He recently was a guest on the Jim Gerard Show and performed prior to
an Indiana Pacers game at Market Square Arena. He also has appeared at
The Ground Round and The Vogue in Indianapolis
His first album "Day Before Tomorrow" was released in June and is now
beginning to move in sales. The style ranges from quiet "Morning Star"
to the bouncy "Down The Pike Again". All songs on the album are
original recordings, written by Stonerock and available at most major
stores at Indianapolis and Greenfield.
A 1974 graduate of Knightstown High School, he resides in Greensboro
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calr Stonerock. He bagan learning bass
guitar at age 15. He moved on to learn electric guitar and is also an
accomplished tuba, baritone horn and harmonica player.
Inspired by several well known musicians, Kevin began composing and
performing his own songs. After performing with two bands,
Commonwealth and Blackfoot Canyon, he now performs solo.
Busy with his own career and giving music lessons four days a week at
the Main Street Music Store at Greenfield, Kevin still finds time to
devote to charitable causes. he was recently presented with a special
award from Governor Otis Bowen on behalf of his charitable
contributions. The award was presented at a benefit concert at
Greenfield where Kevin was the featured performer at the show, which
was trying to raise $17,000 for the high school's band trip to the
Cherry Blossom Festival in Washignton D.C.
He staged a benefit concert to raise money for Jimmy Kattau, a cancer
victim at Greenfield Junior High School, and customers at the Main
Street Music Store may request that a dollar from the sale of his album
go to the Greenfield band or to Michelle Gorman, a young Carthage girl
suffering from leukemia.
Kevin's goal for the future is a national record contract with national
distribution on a major level. he has acquired a manager and is hoping
to make more personal appearances in the Indianapolis area, continue
writing songs, and waiting for that "lucky break".