- TRIPPP is a band of 18-year-old triplet brothers from Jonesboro, Arkansas. The band includes Treyson Stafford (bass guitar, percussion, vocals), JD Stafford (lead vocals, drums), and Chaz Stafford (guitar, fiddle, vocals). TRIPPP plays a mix of country, Southern rock, classic rock, blues, and bluegrass cover songs and originals. They’re sometimes joined on stage by their older sister, Ellie, who sings, plays guitar and fiddle, and is the current Miss Arkansas State University. Their awards include: Finalists for the “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 Northeast Arkansas in the 2019 Jonesboro Radio Group “Best of NEA Awards;” finalists in the 2017 Mid-South Fair Youth Talent Show in Memphis; and the 2018 “Fulton’s Got Talent” winners in Fulton, Kentucky, winning the opportunity to open for the Grammy Award winning Kentucky Headhunters. When they aren't playing music, these Class of 2020 high school seniors can be found playing various sports, participating in their school choir, performing as the band “Arsenal” in their school’s production of the musical “Rock of Ages,” 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 first grade when they began studying music at Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School, Jonesboro Suzuki Institute, and Back Beat Music. Recent events/venues include: The Johnny Cash Heritage Festival in Dyess, AR; Jonesboro BBQ and Music Festival in Jonesboro, AR; Banana Festival in Fulton, KY; and Lafayette’s Music Room in Memphis, TN. Some of their biggest musical influences include Chris Stapleton, The Eagles, and Johnny Cash, and Tyler Childers. TRIPPP has helped raise more than $4,000 for Make-A-Wish in the last two years with various musical events. The money was used to help grant the wishes to 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, and The Humane Society. They are currently working on their first EP at Wishbone Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama and Sonic Eden Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Mark Alan Springer (writer of “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane” for Tanya Tucker and “Where Corn Don’t Grow” for Travis Tritt) and Jon Conley (guitarist for Kenny Chesney) are co-producing. They have considerable live performance experience – entertaining crowds at more than 80 festivals, fairs, restaurants, and other venues in the past two years.