Kaleb Stewart, of As Friends Rust and Cro(w)s, grew up in Talkeetna, Alaska and found his home in Gainesville in 1995 after living in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Los Angeles, and Tampa.
In 2002, during As Friends Rust’s hiatus, he formed Grey Goose, taking the name from a song by iconic blues artist Lead Belly. Joined by his brother Levi and James Parker of Discount, Grey Goose would go on to include various veterans of Gainesville’s thriving scene, including Bill Clower of Radon. Kaleb has since adapted Grey Goose as a solo act, where he periodically performs with friends.
Grey Goose, while drenched in gravelly vocals and bearing many hallmarks of Gainesville’s distinct, swampy brand of punk, differentiates itself through a vocal delivery that is at once sultry and somber, and lyrics that are painfully, cynically and daringly introspective.