Brock Skywalker

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Brock Skywalker Armstrong
Birth name Brock Jason Armstrong
Also known as BrockSky
Born (1971-08-03) August 3, 1971 (age 43)
Origin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Web developer
Instruments Vocals
Penny whistle
Years active 1993–present
Labels Six Shooter Records, FrozenPuck
Associated acts Arrogant Worms, Paul Bellows and the Dead Canadas, Heather Hutchison, Waynefest, Kris Demeanor
Notable instruments
Accordion that sounds like a Hammond Organ

Brock Skywalker Armstrong (born August 3, 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a founding member of the Alberta band Captain Tractor and since Tractor's inception, back in 1993, Brock has become a permanent fixture in the Alberta (even Canadian) music scene. Producer, singer, musician, engineer, promoter and former Artistic Director of the Waynefest Music Festival; Brock dabbles in all things musical.

Since leaving Captain Tractor in the fall of 2004, Brock has released a solo album called Cerebral Re-Runs[1]. The band's name is "Brock Skywalker & His Irregular Heartbeats" (he says the name was forced on him by fellow Albertan musicians Paul Bellows and Kris Demeanor) irreverently referring to Brock's odd heart-health issues.

Brock's music has been called "smirk worthy pop" by Mike Ross of the Edmonton Sun, and Brock agrees with this assessment. He brandishes the title "Multi-Instrumentalist-Hack", a title given to him by the comedy act (and his good friends) The Arrogant Worms. He earned this title by playing 11 instruments but "none of them very well".

Brock has produced albums for: Carrie Horachek, Fred Nachbauer, Kris Demeanor, and Heather Hutchison. He has mastered albums for: Painting Daisies, Geoff Berner, Heather Hutchison, Kris Demeanor and Easy Life Club. He has also played on albums for: Captain Tractor, Paul Gross, Kris Demeanor, Jon Nordstrom, Carrie Horachek, Heather Hutchison, James Alex Murdoch, and Leigh Friesen. He has recorded music for TV shows such as: Due South, Higher Ground, The Chris Isaak Show and a handful of independent films.

Lately Brock can be seen on the marathon (running) circuit. He's been running for years (for fitness) but in the past few years he has started racing. Brock keeps a running blog at Skywalker Fitness[2]. He has been a coach for Team in Training and a few runners, cyclists and triathletes on the side. He can be heard as Ben Greenfield's "sidekick" on the Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast.

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