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Stoneman Biography
Stonewall Towery is the songwriter/producer known all over the world as Stoneman. He's an accomplished and much awarded artist who has demonstrated an uncanny ability to keep in time with the ever changing styles of music. Here is a list of his most recent accomplishments in songwriting:

Unisong International Songwriting Contest
2006 1st Place World/Reggae Category Song: Danger!!
2006 Top 20 Finalist R&B/Hip-Hop Category Song: Freaks Of A Feather
2007 Honorable Mention Gospel Category Song: Everyday And Every Night
2007 Honorable Mention Gospel Category Song: Praise'm
2000 4th Place in the R&B/Hip-Hop Category Song: Findlove.com
2001 "Entry Of Merit Award" R&B/Hip-Hop Category Song: "Your Vote Don't Count"
2003 "Entry Of Merit Award" Jazz Category Song: "Veedasoulsurvivor"
2003 "Entry Of Merit Award" R&B/Hip-Hop Category. Song "Da Lady Wanna Rock Tonight"

2008 Former #1 and 16 weeks in top 10 on the Cashbox Magazine Indie Charts (Dance/Electronic) Song: We're Catching Feelings

Song Of The Year International Songwriting Contest
May 2008 Finalist in the R&B/Hip-Hop Category. Song: Super Mom
May 2004 Finalist in the R&B/Hip-Hop Category. Song: "Flag Draped Coffins"
June 2004 Finalist in the Electronic/Dance Category Song: "I Remember Love"

West Coast songwriters Songwriting Contest
2008 Honorable Mention R&B/Hip-Hop Category Song "It Is What It Is"

Billboard Songwriting Contest:
2002 "Honorable Mention" Jazz Category. Song: "The Sun Will Shine"
2002 " Honorable Mention" Gospel Category. Song: "Everyday And Everynight"
2002 "Honorable Mention" R&B/Hip-Hop Category. Song: "Findlove.com"
2002 "Honorable Mention" R&B/Hip-Hop Category. Song: "Sweet Boo"

100% Songwriting Contest
2008 Honor Award Hip-Hop Song: Super Mom
2008 Honor Award Hip-Hop Song: It Is What It Is

2008 Nominated for Golden Kayak Songwriting Award in Hip-Hop category by the I.A.C.
2006 Nominated for Golden Kayak Songwriting award in Hip-Hop category by the I.A.C.

In addition to this Stoneman has recorded and released 5 solo Cd's in 3 musical genres. Currently he is scheduled to release his 5th in September 2008.


Stoneman is a recent (Dec. 2005) graduate of Diablo Valley College's prestigous music industry studies program. While maintaining a 4.0 GPA he earned a Certificate of Music Industry Studies and a Cerificate of Recording Arts. However, Stoneman is no new comer to the music industry as he has been working as a producer, Songwriter, performer and Recording Engineer for 40+ years.

As a songwriter Stoneman has written hundreds of songs in 12 musical genres. To date, Stoneman has had 53 songs signed to a variety of European Publishers and 48 commercial releases. He has also produced and released 5 solo CD's on his own label "Hands Up Records".

As a producer Stoneman has recorded and produced hundreds of songs in 12 musical genres. He is proficient in a variety of production softwares including Pro Tools, Pro Logic, Cubase SX, Reason, Izotope, Harbal, Recycle, Rebirth, Soundforge, Sonar, N-Track, Magix and a host of other production and mastering softwares. He is also proficient in a variety of hardware consoles, Digital Recorders and an assortment of rack mount gear.

Stoneman has been performing in the music industry for over 40 years or since the tender age of 9. His primary performance skills are keyboards and vocals. He has been the lead vocalist for 20+ bands in 5 genres of music. He has toured all over California and the United States.

What makes Stoneman so unique is the fact that he is versatile and accomplished in many facets of music. He has been a music industry executive (general Manager Almaden Valley Music/ASCAP 1994-1996) and a performer which gives him special insight into all facets of the industry. His music is still current and in sync with todays styles and genres. He has collaborated with countless musicians from all over the world.

Instrumentation
Stonewall "Stoneman" Towery does it all including all instrumentation and vocals.

Discography
The Rhema Band "Lead'm To The Gateway" 1990 (Gospel)
Stoneman, Destiny In Stone 2004 (R&B/Hip-Hop)
Stoneman Avenue 2006 (R&B/Hip-Hop)
Stoneman, I Stop And Pray 2007 (Gospel)
Stoneman, The Rising Force 2007 (Reggae)
Stoneman, It Is What It Is (Due August 2008)

Links
http://www.stonemanavenue.com
 
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