Jody & Sammy Stapleton
Their voyage together began in 1999 with the raucous Americana band of brothers, The Stapletons. From 2000-2007, The Stapletons released four albums, toured America, and were nominated for Rock Band Of The Year in 2000 and won Best New Artist that same year at the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards. In 2001, The Stapletons were nominated Rock Band Of The Year again and in 2003 they took home the trophy. Esquire magazine came onboard in 2003 and gave The Stapletons some fine accolades and in 2005 The Stapletons signed with Tinderbox Music and had their music played on over 200 radio stations across the country.
After a short break and assorted side projects Jody and Sammy formed Jody Stapleton And The Generals that combined folk and indie/pop notions against a backdrop of sun drenched AM gold. The band released “Turn On Your Lights” in late 2012 and has enjoyed success on the club circuit and numerous festival appearances.
As 2014 is underway the brothers are combining their talents once again and presenting their acoustic duo that features swirling harmonies, steeped in roots traditions. Jody also has plans to release his first solo album that will feature Sammy and Mick and Newky from The Stapletons.