Ted Stockton will be performing at Iowa Brewing Company from 7pm-10pm on Friday, February 8th!
Ted Stockton is one of Iowa's rising stars.
Ted Stockton was born and raised an Iowa man with two moms. When he was 14 he picked up his first guitar, strapped it on his back and rode his bicycle to a local hangout called United Action for Youth in Iowa City, the town he grew up in. They had a room set up with a drum set, bass amp, and guitar amp, along with acoustic guitars in the main room of the building, and there were volunteers who would help teach, along with the other musicians who would come hang out and share their knowledge of music. During the summers he would do this every day, and learned a lot about what he loves doing, which is playing music. Artists such as Slash from Guns n’ Roses, and Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell Abbott were his inspiration as a young guitarist, and as he grew older my influences changed and he found my voice. Most recently his music has been impacted by artists like Johnny Cash, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Waylon Jennings. He wants his fans to be able to lose themselves in the music they hear from him, to be able to let go of stress and any negativity, He wants people to physically feel good and happy with themselves, and their entire life in the very moment they are experiencing his music, as his goal in life is to help others. His late mother taught him that the most satisfying thing in life is working towards the end of human suffering, both physically and emotionally, and this is his part.