- TRIPPP is a band of 18-year-old triplet brothers from Jonesboro, Arkansas. The band includes JD Stafford (lead vocals, drums), Treyson Stafford (bass guitar, stand up bass, vocals), and Chaz Stafford (guitar, fiddle, vocals). TRIPPP plays a mix of country, Southern rock, classic rock, blues, and bluegrass cover songs and originals. They have just finished their first professionally recorded EP, which includes four original songs. It’s produced by Jon Conley, long-time guitar player for Kenny Chesney, and was recorded at Sonic Eden Studios in Nashville.
Their awards include: Finalists for “Young Artist of the Year” at the 2019 Arkansas Country Music Awards; “Best Band/Musician” in the 2019 Jonesboro Occasions Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards; “Best Local Band” in the 2019 Jonesboro Radio Group Best of Northeast Arkansas Awards; Finalists in the 2017 Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Show in Memphis; and the 2018 “Fulton’s Got Talent” champions in Fulton, Kentucky, winning the opportunity to open for the Grammy Award winning Kentucky Headhunters.
In addition to their busy TRIPPP schedule these high school seniors can be found playing various sports, participating in their school choir and school musicals, and serving as part of the praise band for their church youth group. JD and Chaz were members of the 2018 State Champion Jonesboro High School basketball team, Chaz and Treyson run for the JHS cross country team, and Treyson is a letterman on the JHS swim team and is overcoming autism. They’ve been playing music together since they were six years old when they began studying fiddle at Jonesboro Suzuki Institute. They began vocal training at Jonesboro Public Schools at age seven and moved on to learn other instruments at Back Beat Music in Jonesboro at age eight.
They have performed at nearly 100 festivals, fairs, restaurants, and other venues in the past two years. Recent appearances include The Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner, and Songwriters Night at the Commodore Grille in Nashville, Tennessee; The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess, AR; Jonesboro BBQ and Music Festival and the Northeast Arkansas District Fair in Jonesboro, AR; and Lafayette’s Music Room in Memphis, TN. Some of their biggest musical influences include Chris Stapleton, The Eagles, Johnny Cash, and Tyler Childers. They have been an opening act for artists such as The Kentucky Headhunters, Matt Stell, Adam Wakefield (“The Voice” Runner-up), Morris Day and the Time, and Smash Mouth.
TRIPPP has helped raise more than $6,000 for Make-A-Wish in the last three years with various fundraisers and musical events. The money was used to help grant the wishes of two teenagers with critical illnesses. They have also donated their time to raise money for March of Dimes, Race for the Cure, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Delta Symphony Orchestra, and The Humane Society.
Booking: TRIPPP@suddenlink.net 870-761-8737