Stephen Kellogg

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Stephen Kellogg
Stephen Kellogg 2015.jpg
Stephen Kellogg, May 2015
Background information
Also known as Skunk
Born (1976-11-28) November 28, 1976 (age 40)
West Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Origin Massachusetts, United States
Genres Americana, folk-rock
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1994-present
Labels Vanguard, Universal Records, Everfine Records, Bread and Butter Music
Associated acts Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, O.A.R. Josh Ritter, Matt Nathanson, Gregory Alan Isakov
Website www.stephenkellogg.com

Stephen Kellogg (born November 28, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter and former leader of Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers.[1]

Career[edit]

Kellogg founded his band Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers in 2003.[2] The band went on hiatus in the fall of 2012. While Stephen has consistently toured since then billed simply as “Stephen Kellogg", past members of the Sixers have joined him on stage from time to time.

In 2013, Kellogg gave a TEDx talk about job satisfaction.[3][4]

On February 12, 2016, Stephen released South, West, North, East, which 'Paste Magazine' has called 'a triumph'[5] and 'Blurt Magazine' has declared 'a terrific new album.'[6] Recorded literally “all over the map”, the premise of “South, West, North, East” was to record each section of the album in a different region of the USA, with different co-producers and different groups of musicians.

Charity Work[edit]

Each year, for the Holiday season, Stephen sells handwritten lyrics to raise money for St Jude's Children's Hospital and other charities close to his heart.[7] In 2015, Stephen was part of the Bedstock lineup, the world’s first in-bed music festival, to raise awareness and funds for MyMusicRx, a program of the Children’s Cancer Association.[8]

Performing for the Troops[edit]

One of Stephen’s passions has been visiting military bases to perform for the service men and women serving both domestically and overseas.

When an opportunity came for Stephen and his band to serve as “non-hard-core-right-wing, normal people that publicly supported the military,” they jumped on it. “None of us are socially conservative,” Stephen says, “but we have this big respect for the military. There is so much anti-war stuff going on and it feels weird to be fighting a war that people are complaining about. It’s important to question decisions but we wanted to say, the armed forces are not politics.” They toured with Armed Forces Entertainment in 2009 and 2010 to bring “home” to the troops in places like Kuwait, Israel, Bahrain and Ramstein Hospital in Germany. “Playing music and thanking them for their service was probably much more powerful for us,” says Kellogg. “They got a little diversion but it was life changing for us.” [7] In 2010, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers were named the "Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year." [9]

During the summer of 2014, Stephen traveled to Africa and again, to the Middle East to play for troops.

Personal life[edit]

Stephen grew up in Southern Connecticut and in 1997 began his musical career in Northampton, MA while interning for a local club. A few years later, he married his high school sweetheart and began a well-publicized affection for his role as husband and later, father to their four daughters.[7]

Discography[edit]

Released with "The Sixers"[edit]

  • Bulletproof Heart - 2004
  • Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers - 2005
  • The First Waltz - 2006 - CD/DVD set
  • Glassjaw Boxer - 2007
  • The Bear - 2009
  • Live from the Heart: 1000th Show, Irving Plaza, NYC - 2010
  • Gift Horse - 2011

Stephen Kellogg solo releases[edit]

  • Invest in Us - 1994
  • Rain Summer - The Stephen Kellogg Band - 1995
  • Buffalo - Stephen Kellogg and the Root Cellar Band - 1997
  • South of Stephen - 2000
  • Muskrats, Mullets & Mesh Caps - 2001
  • The Early Hits (1992-1997) - 2002
  • Lucky 11 - 2002
  • Blunderstone Rookery - 2013
  • South West North East - 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stephen Kellogg". www.stephenkellogg.com. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  2. ^ Lee, Brian (April 12, 2011). "Stephen Kellogg, Tift Merritt at Iron Horse April 20th". Hartford Courant. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYdTkfJ5zhU
  4. ^ TEDx. "Youtube". 
  5. ^ "Stephen Kellogg: South, West, North, East Review". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  6. ^ "Track Premiere: Stephen Kellogg "Almost Woke You Up" - Blurt Magazine". Blurt Magazine. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  7. ^ a b c "Giving Back: Stephen Kellog and the Sixers". pastemagazine.com. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 
  8. ^ MyMusicRx. "Youtube". 
  9. ^ "Saluting Stephen Kellogg & Sixers | The Salt Lake Tribune". archive.sltrib.com. Retrieved 2015-12-29. 

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