After studying at Belmont University and University of Miami, Abe Stoklasa began a career as a touring musician. A savvy, quick-witted instrumentalist, he played sax and pedal steel, among other things, for David Nail and Billy Currington before becoming a full time staff writer at Big Yellow Dog Music. Some of his cuts include "Fix" by Chris Lane, "Brand New" by Ben Rector, “Portland, Maine” by Tim McGraw, “A Girl” by Blake Shelton, and “Lie With Me” by Lady Antebellum. Recently, he has worked with Charles Kelley on his solo project and wrote 4 songs for the project, as well as toured with him. Recent cuts include songs by Martina McBride, Charlie Worsham, Kelleigh Bannen, and David Nail. Abe is a cross between James Taylor and Ray Charles. His unique songs blend soul and folk into a style that is completely original.