'It's not often that an artist can tell a story so intricately that listeners feel as if they've taken a ride through the songwriter's mind. Mike Stocksdale does just that. His songs, although similar in style, have such wonderful composition and tone that each one can stand alone to showcase his talent. Similar to the cool country stylings of John Denver's 'Rocky Mountain High' and folky carefree feel of Paul Simon's 'Slip Slidin' Away,' Stocksdale is a modern reminder of what good music sounds like in it's simplest form.' -Paula Munoz, Music Connection Magazine Musicians on 'The Hill': Chris Green - Percussion Natasha Kmeto - Backing Vocals, Keyboards Anders Mouridsen - Lead Guitar, Bass, Accordian Mike Stocksdale - Lead Vocal, Rhythm Guitars, Bass, Harmonica Awards and Honors: - Music Connection Magazine's Top 25 New Music Reviews of 2008. - Music Connection Magazine's Hot 100 Unsigned Artsists of 2008. - Finalist 7th Annual Independent Music Awards (Folk/Singer Songwriter Album) - Best New Artist Nomination (College) 2007 New Music Awards - Finalist 2007 We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards - 3rd Place (Acoustic/Folk) 11th Annual Unisong International Song Contest - Honorable Mention 14th Annual Billboard Song Contest - Finalist 2006 We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards.