Hailing from Oklahoma, Stephen Speaks is a roots-pop project led by Rockwell Ryan Ripperger. As it's main producer, singer and songwriter, Rockwell is the only official member of Stephen Speaks and remains solely responsible for it's direction. Stephen Speaks has collaborated with numerous artists over four independent releases, and has been one of the most successful independent artists from the mid-west for the last decade. From topping MySpace charts, to the top 100 CD Baby best sellers with millions of internet plays via word-of-mouth. Rockwell humbly states, "we just make music and our fans spread it. It's been unbelievable."
With four albums recorded himself, along with producing scores of albums for other local artists, Rockwell sought out Grammy winning drummer Brady Blade (Dave Matthews/Citizen Cope) to produce Stephen Speaks' fifth album, Age Of The Underdog. Being Stephen Speaks' first major studio release, producer Brady Blade put together an a-list studio band including legendary bass player Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones) and tracked the new album live.
With a new album and management, Stephen Speaks is on the cusp of greatness in the age of the underdog.