STAPLETON RECORDS is a combined art and musical exhibition, live performance, listening room, and record store concept.
Live performances by award-winning songwriters and musicians Jeffrey Foucault, Paul Durham, Jessie Bridges, Jason Wickens, Laurie Sargent, Audrey Hall, and Grant Allen Jones. Featuring Dan Snyder and Billy Conway.
Sets at 6PM, 7:30PM and 9PM.
50 limited edition vinyls with cover art by Stapleton Gallery artists--as well as original artwork on display.
Record store installation, listening stations, and art exhibit open to the public.
Complimentary drinks and snacks.
Come join us to celebrate music inspired by art--and art inspired by music!
A 23 year old songwriter/singer/ guitarist. She grew up in Livingston, Montana. Alaska has been playing in bands and solo projects since she was a teenager. Some of the artists who have inspired her include The Pretenders, Merle Haggard, Joni Mitchell, The Replacements and Big Thief. Growing up around writers has inspired Reid to create a world within her lyrics with inspiration from writers such as Flannery O’Connor, Richard Ford and Jim Harrison. Reid has just released two new songs under her own name in anticipation of an upcoming EP.
In two decades on the road Jeffrey Foucault has become one of the most distinctive voices in American music, refining a sound instantly recognizable for its simplicity and emotional power. He’s built a brick-and-mortar international touring career of multiple studio albums, countless miles, and general critical acclaim, being lauded for “Stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest” (The New Yorker), and described as “Quietly brilliant” (Irish Times). BLOOD BROTHERS (Blueblade Records, 2018) is Jeffrey Foucault’s sixth collection of original songs.
THE NEW YORK TIMES:
“Sometimes his songs run right up to the edge of the grandiose, and hold still, and that’s when he’s best… Close to perfection.”
The founding member of international touring band Paper Lights (IMEA Alternative Artist of the year, Akademia and Global Music Awards). He has managed a variety of projects, events and artists, as well as written, produced and composed music for numerous corporations, such as CBS, Coca Cola, MTV, Boeing, Chick-fil-a, Outside Magazine, Land Rover, NPR and ESPN. Dan has also played keyboards for Grammy winning Mac Powell, AMA artist of the year Sam Hunt and BBC Radio tours with singer/songwriter Callaghan. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards) and serves as the Volunteer Coordinator for TEDx in Atlanta.
Grant Allen Jones
Raised in Billings, Montana, he spent years playing in a number of bands and various styles of music before turning to his own songs and sound. Grant's music reflect elements of indie, alternative rock, and roots-Americana traditions. Grant's songs take you from introspective lyrics to gently raucous choruses.
More than anything, his songs are stories. Grant takes on subjects personal and political, wondering aloud in ways that are honest but opaque, cutting yet gentle. His lyrics are all his own.
An award-winning songwriter, visual artist and proud east Tennessean. A founding member of the everybodyfields, he is now a writer/bassist/vocalist for Knoxville-based band the black lillies.
Samuel draws inspiration from the American South and piloting a tour van along the winding interstates that connect dates to venues and, occasionally, home. In addition to his work with the Lillies and illustrative projects, Samuel is writing and recording his second full-length, solo album: fear on the leaving wind.
An internationally collected visual artist, known for her poignant landscapes and etherial equine photographic-based images. Her work is part of the TIA Collection, a distinguished private collection whose unique purpose is the lending of significant works of art to museums and institutions.
She recently started to explore music to augment and inform her creative process. New to songwriting, playing and performing, she creates emotionally complex sonic landscapes, weaving the ideas back into her mixed-media art.
He writes songs and sings and breaks your heart into a million pieces. After two major labels, top-10 radio singles, national tours, and hundreds of thousands of albums sold, Paul settled down in Bozeman, Montana, to record and release albums for his band, Black Lab.
Paul’s songs are found in film, TV, and commercials, including Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man, “House M.D.,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Shield,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” Can’t Hardly Wait, Permanent Midnight, Blade: Trinity, as well as spots for Honda and GM.
The intensity of Paul’s acoustic shows creates a hushed, emotional atmosphere. His wild, electrifying voice crackles with raw presence as he sings about the things we keep in the shadows.
An Indie/Folk Singer-songwriter from sunny Santa Barbara. Her songs weave their way through her laid-back California roots, using words and melody to effortlessly paint vivid pictures of her life story and the things she’s observed along the way. An avid lover of thoughtful, clever lyrics, Bridges’ way of reflecting on her own experiences while also leaving space for interpretation is evident in her song writing.
In her music, Jessie ideally hopes to express her point of view in a way that also encourages others to explore their own feelings. “I love the idea of a song moving a person to the point of either bringing up an old memory or creating a feeling of urgency to do something completely new and out of character. That’s the beauty of music - it can truly take you anywhere. It transforms you. You just have to be open!”
While Jessie’s love of music has been constant, she has not always pursued her own musical career in a linear, progressive way. In fact, she’s been known to take breaks from writing and performing to spend time doing other things that allow her to express her creativity, such as pottery and cooking.
This artist grew up on his family’s ranch outside of a small rural town in North Central Montana. At an early age he began playing guitar and developed a passion for music and more specifically songwriting. While still in high school his older brother returned home from college from TCU (Texas Christian University) and introduced him to artists that would ultimately inspire him to pursue a career in the music industry.In 2010 after saving money working in oil refineries across the West, he took his passion for the craft of songwriting and founded nationally syndicated public radio program & live music venue Live From The Divide "A Celebration of The American Songwriter" based out of Bozeman, MT. Since starting the program, Wickens has captured over 400 songwriters and worked with many of his heroes including artists like Sturgill Simpson, Steve Earle, James McMurtry, Jack Ingram, Hayes Carll, Ray Wylie Hubbard and countless others. In addition to hosting the Live From The Divide Podcast. In 2018 he teamed up with award winning and Grammy nominated producer Wes Sharon (John Fullbright, Turnpike Troubadours, Parker Millsap) at his studio 115 Recording in Norman, OK. For the recording, Sharon enlisted the help of members of the Turnpike Troubadours Ryan Engleman, Gabriel Pearson and Hank Early. Which resulted in a heavily influenced sound of the Oklahoma/Texas scene with subtle overtones that are uniquely rooted in the Montana landscapes.
She has made records for major labels, indie labels, and extreme DIY offerings. A Boston transplant, she wound up in Montana on a whim, and has spent the last several years farming. She is returning to her musical self with a planned new release (Smiley Face) in 2020.
“Laurie Sargent plays a Fender Mustang tuned to an open chord through an old Supro amp, and that’s her whole rig, unless you count her voice, an instrument that can heal the sick or take the paint off the walls, just as she likes. In a career that’s included stints fronting famous rock bans, stunt-singing for Diane Lane in an ill-starred feature film, running an organic farm, keeping horses, training dogs, fighting fires, and painting pictures, Laurie just started performing solo a few years ago. She’s whip-smart and funny as hell, an uncanny writer and performer with a natural connection to the dark fire of life.”- Jeffrey Foucault, performing songwriter