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"Star Trib"

With a transplant's bright-eyed view, Stook is able to find poetry in the dreariness that sets in during the dog days of our winters, which he does in the languid and lazily pretty new gem "Seasonal Affective Disorder." He also soaks up the dirt and danger and despair found late at night on Minneapolis' nearest thing to a strip in the gritty rocker "Hennepin Avenue." - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"City Pages"

Stook has found a sound that swings along with the rough grace of an urban cowboy. When the Needle's 10 tracks sometimes tremble, sometimes gallop, and the album is filled out and colored in by pensive mandolin notes and bleary organ sweeps.... - City Pages

"Reveille" of the strongest aspects of both this year's When the Needle and last year's Soundtrack to My Minneapolis is the fact that Stook switches easily between upbeat folk rock and sad, slow Americana ballads, and his newest effort expands even more with songs like “Hennepin Avenue,” a growling, gritty rock and roll tribute to Minneapolis. - Reveille Magazine


Soundtrack to My Minneapolis - 2006
When the Needle Hit the Wax - 2007 (Draw Fire Records)



Stook!, whose real name is Joshua Stuckey, was born and raised in Indiana but moved to the Twin Cities a few years back to pursue a career in music. After a very short and uneventful run as a sideman, he decided to write and record his own album. Over the course of several months, he somehow convinced several of the best and brightest young musicians in town to come to his basement and help him record that very record. The release of The Soundtrack to My Minneapolis in 2006 was greeted extremely well locally and garnered national acclaim among the Americana circuit.

Stook's second record, When the Needle Hit the Wax, was released on Draw Fire Records in October of 2007.

Stook! recently rolled into NYC on the Draw Fire Records bio-diesel bus for his showcase at the 2008 CMJ Music Marathon. Pictures of the adventure are posted at