Splintered Tree is the musical voice and vision of Daniel Lippincott. Born and raised in the mid-west, educated on the East Coast, and now flourishing on the California coasts Splintered Tree is an ever growing, branching collection of diverse inflences and musical styles. The 2000 release of “Forward Resolution” marked the first fully produced studio effort for Splintered Tree and has all the quirky beauty of a first in each song. Created in the tradition of the home studio, nearly a year was spent refining the sound and the overall presentation documents all the time spent well. Influences of folk music’s politics and melody, modern rock’s production innovations and edginess, jazz and soul’s lyrical rootedness all come together at various stages to shift the listener easily from one sound and mood to the next.