Four months ago, Graham Stookey was just an unassuming teenager from Littleton, Colorado with a dream of making a career in music. The 18 year-old's life was turned upside down when he posted a video of a song he wrote on YouTube that went viral and caught the attention of Oprah Winfrey and Ryan Seacrest.
In fact, Oprah invited Stookey to come perform on her TV show and even brought out Lenny Kravitz to jam with him on national TV.
After releasing "The Basement Tracks" EP on iTunes earlier this year, Stookey is currently in Los Angeles for a couple of weeks to write and record tracks for his full-length debut album. He is currently not signed to a label, but he's using IndieGoGo to crowdsource his projects. People can donate money to support his work and production of his album. A very cool new concept that has been very successful for him
Stookey took time out from his sessions in the studio to chat with me about his rise to fame, his songwriting and what we can expect from him in the near future. He even performs an acoustic version of "Imposter" that once again demonstrates his incredible talent for playing the guitar. So impressive!
(If you want to support Graham's journey, make sure to go to his IndieGoGo page to donate and get CDs or personalized messages from the singer in exchange.)