WACO, TX. (www.corystoneguitarist.com) - Although his musician father introduced him to the guitar years after he had been playing the saxophone and other instruments, Cory Stone realized that it was his instrument of choice. After the eye opening insight into who he really was took place, Cory locked himself in his room and practiced day and night endlessly. After graduating from the University of New Mexico with a degree in music, he joined renowned guitarist/composer Federico Jimenez Villafane to hone his skills on the six-string acoustic. After that apprenticeship, Stone moved on to the Antoinette Cardenas Band where his skills reached new levels of proficiency playing jazz, rock, blues, fusion, reggae, country and Latin.
Today Cory Stone is an accomplished guitarist with a new album that displays his diverse talents. Maybe is a focused and wide-ranging recording of instrumental compositions. Stone uses the finger picking method with his acoustic guitar honoring masters such as Doc Watson.
His music is difficult to place in any one genre as he travels all over the musical map, covering jazz, blues, rock, country and more in the 10 tracks Maybe offers the perceptive listener.
Cory Stone is playing at the Waco River Jam Festival on September 25, 2004 (time TBA) and will appear at a guitar clinic in Houston, Texas and the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas (dates and times TBA).
Sound samples are available at his website http://www.corystoneguitarist.com along with links to Amazon and CD Baby to purchase the CD.