is a lifelong Musician/Artist as well as Documentary Photographer
and Historic Architecture Preservationist. He has lived in the Erie
Canal communities of Lockport and Middleport his whole life. David
is a product of Lockport’s public school system.
Stockton is a
full time Professional Musician whether working events and establishments
with the band, “Pocket Change” or entertaining solo
at senior homes reviving the songs of eras gone by.
In 2010, Stockton
performed at holiday assemblies for two Lockport Elementary schools.
The holiday shows were well received and inspired him to further
explore musical performance for school children.
David has since
put together three “Historic Journeys through American Song”
programs for WNY schools that align with New York State curriculum.
Students will take pride in learning how the Niagara Frontier played
a vital role in our Nation’s history and expansion.
Stockton is a
versatile, old school musician who performs “live in the moment”
without pre-recorded backing tracks.
The show features
inspired vocals and the big sound of 7 string guitar. In addition,
David takes students to another place with rich melodies played
on flute backed by percussion.
student participation is woven into the shows with sing-alongs,
handclapping, percussion instruments, and more.
Setting the stage
will be a backdrop of historic images (posters of American Musicians
and Composers) and musical artifacts. Among these, a record player,
albums, boom box, 8-track player, and an old wooden tube radio to
expose students to technologies that preceded the IPod. With the
playing and display of musical instruments, Stockton seeks to inspire
children to learn to play a musical instrument.
Journeys through American Song” programs are kid friendly
with humor and fun for all ages.