Latest News: Stoneman has been awarded an "Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting Award" by the 11th Annual Great American Songwriting Contest. Song: "In The Hood" Category: R&B/Hip-Hop
Stonewall "Stoneman" 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 ( the following results can be verified at www.unisong.com
and were achieved in direct competition with thousands of song entries from all over the world).
2006 1st Place World/Reggae Category Song: Danger!!
2009 3rd Place R&B/Hip-Hop Category Song: It Is What It Is
2000 4th Place in the R&B/Hip-Hop Category Song: Findlove.com
2009 Top 20 Finalist R&B/Hip-Hop Category Song: Super Mom
2009 Top 20 Finalist R&B/Hip-Hop Category Song: California Funk
2006 Top 20 Finalist R&B/Hip-Hop Category
2007 Honorable Mention Gospel Category Song: Everyday And Every Night
2007 Honorable Mention Gospel Category Song: Praise'm
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"
International Chart Topper:
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"
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 6 solo Cd's in 3 musical genres. Currently he is scheduled to release his 6th in September 2009.
Current Label Signings:
Home City Records/London UK CD Recordings: Destiny In Stone (R&B/Hip-Hop 2004)
Research Music/Miami FL./Brazil CD Recordings: Stoneman Avenue (R&B/Hip-Hop 2007)
Hands Up Records: Clayton Ca. USA CD Recordings : It Is What It Is,(R&B/Hip-Hop 2008) The Rising Force, (Reggae 2007) I Stop And Pray, (Gospel 2007)
Stoneman is a recent (Dec. 2005) graduate of Diablo Valley College's prestigious music industry studies program. While maintaining a 4.0 GPA he earned academic credentials in both Music Industry Studies and 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 6 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, 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 today's styles and genres. He has collaborated with countless musicians from all over the world.
Stonewall "Stoneman" Towery performs all musical instrumentation and all vocals on his recordings
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 2008
Stoneman, I'm The Winner (due Summer 2009)