"He makes the perfect bed on the Hammond,
comes up with quirky middle eastern Synth parts, and understands exactly where
and how to use the Wurly."
Cochran's keys and a percolating studio sound carry the LP's best song,
"Shadows.... " - Raoul
Hernandez for the Austin
- Name: Stewart O. Cochran (what's the "O"
- Born: 13th October,
Greensboro, North Carolina,
Piano, Hammond, Clavinet, Rhodes,
- Other Instruments: guitar,
accordion -- but only at gunpoint.
- Stewart's Story: Is a graduate of the
University of Texas,
where he studied music, and was a member of the Jazz Orchestra.
Stewart has performed and/or recorded with lots of different bands
and styles including country bands, jazz bands, rock bands. Some
artists include: * Jimmy
Lafave (5 years) * Abra
Moore * Kacy
Crowley * Davíd
Garza (DaVeed) * Troy
Dillanger & Del Dragons * Shane Cannedy * Roxanne
Hale * Michele Solberg * Wyckham
Porteous * The
Great Divide -For a more detailed album biography, check out
Stewart's page on the Allmusic.com.
- Favourite album/song by another
artist: Blue Valentine, by Tom
During 2001, Stewart put together an MP3 of his influences for
the KO.OP Inspirations appearance. A little contest was run, to
guess all the songs in the mix, and Heather Howe won! :o) Click
here to get the list of songs, and for the link to download
musical taste is extremely broad. Here are a few artists that
have influenced him, in some way, along with some of his favourite
music sites: * Joe
Jackson * Ludwig
Van Beethoven * KISS
Hornsby * Thelonious
Monk * Miles
Davis * Ben Folds
Five * Frederick
Chopin * Spinal
Tap * Emerson, Lake
& Palmer *
Liszt * Charlie
Parker * Led
Zeppelin * Bud
Powell * Medeski,
Martin & Wood.
- Interesting Facts:
- Hobbies: Breeding a master race of
zombie fire ants to take over the world!
- Links to sus
- My Thoughts: Stewart appears to
be... what he appears to be.
Pike & Black Box Rebellion
Stewart played on Patrice's new album, Flat
You can download some of Patrice's MP3s HERE.
Lyrics & sound samples for the whole album coming
this album now!
also plays on Mike's new album, Movin' In. His talents were
addressed in the Austin
Chronicle album review, however, they spelt his name wrong.
For more information about the album, please visit Mike's
Are you going to be
someone's Santa Claus?
Stewart [54 seconds]: I usually end
up being someone's Blitzen.
Do you have a
favorite Christmas song?
Stewart [54 seconds]: "River" by Joni Mitchell.
plays in the following bands:- Plum,
Honky Donkey (along with Kyle Schneider and Elias Haslanger), Laurie
Markvart & Troy Dillinger
& Del Dragons (with Michael Hale).
He plays on Ginger
Mackenzie's new album (along with Glenn who is a permanent band member). The album
is called ALL TO HUMAN, and it is really
good!! Stewart is also temporarily, playing in Ginger's live band.
I recently acquired Jimmy LaFave's "ROAD
NOVEL" (1997). Stewart plays on all songs, and he sounds great!! He is back playing
for Jimmy LaFave, so go
along and check out Jimmy's cool shows, and to see his breath-taking
standing piano solos... Yum!
Other albums Stewart plays on:
[ Glenn McGregor ] [ Spencer Gibb ] [ Stewart Cochran ] [ Guest Musicians ]