Introduction by David Hicks:
It’s difficult to say how long I’ve known Grant Stoner. That’s probably because, for such a talented guy, he tends to keep a low profile. Fortunately for us, that seemingly low profile hasn’t prevented him from becoming an invaluable asset in the presentation of SFAS events, and an essential contributor to the new milieu in Leslie’s audio/media room. If you’ve never had the opportunity to talk to Grant, you now have a reason to. Check out his bio below as our SFAS Director of Artistic Integration.
Hi, I’m Grant Stoner.
I grew up in the small town of Lockport, NY. I moved to LA in my early 20’s in search of better work, weather and other things. While frequently visiting Northern California, I decided to pick up and move to Santa Cruz in ’92. Been here ever since. I’m into art, biking and a myriad of other things. One of those things is, of course, music. I love to listen to music, but I also play guitar, ethnic instruments, drums, percussion, sax, flutes, keyboards, chapman stick, or anything I can get my hands on. I usually perform as a one-man band using looping technology (live overdubs), though in general I make recordings and only perform live occasionally.
I’ve been an audiophile for as long as I can remember. I remember commandeering my parents’ receiver because it sounded better than mine. I built some speakers that were so large you could actually crawl inside them. The evolution of my system has been a slow progression ever since. I guess it’s the blessing and the curse of this hobby, that we are always on a quest for the perfect sound.
You can check out some of my paintings and furniture art that I’ve created on my website: www.grantstonerart.com