Splintered Tree Records
Daniel Lippincott first hatched the idea of Splintered Tree Records in the middle of a long sleepless night as the days of university were quickly waning, circa 1995. It had become clear that music was the path he wanted to pursue in life and it was even more clear that he wanted no part of a major label and the rapacious corporate musical reality. So, in a matter of hours, based loosely on 90’s D.I.Y. archetypes like Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records and the parallel universes of indie rock and underground east coast Hip Hop, he formed the idea of a label of his own that would of course support and release his music and in time hopefully the music of many others.
In 1996 he put together a first demo record for friends and family and was also blessed with a clear vision of what was to lay ahead for him in music. 1998 found Splintered Tree Records finally settled into its new home and chosen musical mecca of San Francisco. Working quickly to establish its musical presence and community the label started hosting concerts, building musical communities, and bringing together talented musicians from all over the bay area to share their sounds and resources. Needless to say the many years that have passed since those early days have seen a lot of amazing musical accomplishments all fueled as a true labor of Love. Amazingly, at the time of this writing Splintered Tree Records has about 25 releases in it’s discography which feature a wonderful roster of talented artists who have all worked tirelessly on their musical craft and created a beautiful body of work of which we at STR are all proud to support.