With production under the masterful touch of the legendary Chris Stamey, Stack Of Dreams was created out of true devotion and dedication - appropriate emotions for music that emanates so directly from the heart. Cockrells skillful backing band, the Starlite Country Band features ex-Whiskeytown-er Skillet Gilmore on drums, while fellow Whiskeytown alumnus Caitlin Cary performs a duet with Cockrell.
To make this record Thad and the band spent one day singing and playing live in the studio, then overdubbed harmonies and a few keyboards parts afterwards. He Set Me Free is taken from a live television shoot and Together Again is a single-take duet with Caitlin Cary, with the steel and fiddle parts added later - Chris Stamey
Its rare that a debut record sounds this emotionally and musically rich, but Thad Cockrell is a rare talent.
"...Cockrells voice is a wonder. High, dry and lonesome, it cuts right through you. " -- David Menconi, No Depression #33 May- June 2001
Cockrells roughhewn voice, reminiscent of Dwight Yoakams, resonates with a texture and richness beyond his age. -- - Bryson Strauss, Durham Independent