Jen Stackpole
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Jen Stackpole

Monterey, CA | Established. Jan 01, 2004 | SELF

Monterey, CA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2004
Solo World Adult Contemporary




"Jen Stackpole imbues Sarah McLachlan"

“Jen Stackpole offers a wide selection of music on her double disk set Remnants of the Fall. The majority of the works on Remnants of the Fall deal with broken relationships. In her piano ballad “Not Forever”, Stackpole imbues Sarah McLachlan in this well-structured song with an excellent melody that keeps the simplistic piece moving forward.”

— Kelly O'Neil - (National Music Critic - Zebulon, NC) - Kelly O'Neil - National Music Critic

"5 stars out of 5!!!"

“Jen Stackpole’s double-disc, twenty-six-song release, Remnants of the Fall. brings together original tunes and classic hits, with vocals ranging from Susan Aglukark to Dala Girls. There is also a gospel element that pervades some of the tunes, but that does not diminish the final product. Jen’s vocals are quite strong; yet delicate. Nothing is amiss, as Jen formulates an incredible double-disc release. Fans of pop-rock, gospel, and folk-rock will be most impressed. Moreover, fans of Natalie Merchant, Susan Aglukark, and Dala Girls will love it! – (5 Stars out of 5!)”

— Matthew Forss (National Music Critic - Omro, WI) - Matthew Forss - National Music Critic

"Jen's Voice can handle anything!"

“Remnants of the Fall runs the gamut of the musical spectrum. From the pop perfection of “Over You” to the emotional “Virtual Waiting Room.” This is one album that can easily appeal to the masses. Jen's voice can handle just about any song that is handed to her. Whether you are young or old, Jen Stackpole will be a treat for your ears. (Rated 5 stars out of 5) ”

— Andrea Guy (National Music Critic - Charleroi, PA) - Andrea Guy - National Music Critic

"Jen's talent is matched only by her creativity."

“Jen Stackpole's talent is matched only by her unending creativity. Her music consistently moves people and enlightens the souls of those who take the opportunity to listen. I have had the privilege of not only singing her music, but also being part of her musical creative process, and it is an experience like no other! Thank you Jen for blessing the world with your talent and for continuing to give so much heart, soul, and love to the world!! Amazing musician and wonderful woman! ”

— Robert E Whitaker - Singer/Entertainer/Performer - Walt Disney Entertainment, FL - Robert E. Whitaker - Performer/Entertainer for the Walt Disney Company

"Think of Jen as Alanis Morissette with more pop and less anger..."

“From performing backing vocals on the albums of others to a series of her own independent releases, singer/songwriter Jen Stackpole has put her excellent voice to good use in her time in the music industry. Her ambitions led her to in 2012, releasing a double album; Remnants of the Fall. The collection starts off with the pop piece of “Just A Girl.” Stackpole sings of a desire to be successful and famous while just trying to be herself. The acoustic backed verses lead into a more energetic and edgier chorus, giving the song both a sweet sincerity and driving determination. Think of it as Alanis Morissette with more pop and less anger.”

— Heath Andrews (National Music Critic - Rome, NY) - Heath Andrews - National Music Critic


  Let the Girl Sing -           Released June 2006

   Leap of Faith  -              Released November 2007

   Silent Night  -                Released November 2008

   Remnants of the Fall  -  Released May 2012



“I write music from the heart, for the heart.”

Every budding artist dreams of making it. For some, that dream is to simply make it through the song and for others it culminates in being handed a shiny golden award that speaks of the respect of one’s peers and the industry at large. Yet, for others like rising artist Jen Stackpole, that goal reaches even further, past the moment and past even the music itself to its impact upon the listener.

“My goal is to move and change the world through the songs I write and the albums I record,” shares the buoyant Stackpole. “I want my music to be timeless and I want it to uplift, inspire, and help people heal across the globe. ‘Making it,’ to me, means that I know I have made a difference in the lives of many different people, through my music.”

Both the music and that mentality are things that Stackpole gives her parents credit for, growing up in a loving home with music and the results of its power always around. Piano lessons would follow alongside the artist’s already growing singing voice and songwriting skills, alongside a work ethic to always give her all, and before long, after a stuttered attempt at Criminal Justice in college, she would switch majors and graduate Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA with a Bachelor’s degree in Music, with a concentration on Voice.

Building on the foundation developed there, Stackpole’s journey and talent would allow her the opportunity to work with a number of established talents such as Rob Peck (Sister Hazel), Tommy Kerr (Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show), Johnny 'Snags' Norton (original and touring casts/recordings of 'Riverdance'), Declan Masterson (Musical Director - 'Riverdance'), Jimi Pappas (BeatleBeat, British Invasion, Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band), and many more. It also opened the door to recording and the artist has thus far logged four well-received albums under her belt, featuring both covers and original material that draw from Adult Contemporary sounds while incorporating inspirational and spiritual elements.

Often compared to artists such as Alanis Morissette, Karen Carpenter, and Fiona Apple, Stackpole’s latest work, Remnants of the Fall, stands as her most personal and honest work. Taking over four and a half years to complete, it features songs like “Can’t Let Go,” written to help recover from the loss of some dear loved ones as well as the encouraging “Keep Them Safe,” a prayer for soldiers around the world to be returned safe and sound to their families, another experience Stackpole has lived through. And through it all comes a message of hope and peace.

That’s what the music of Jen Stackpole is all about, bringing hope and joy to the world, regardless of background, religion, race, sex, or belief.

The artist says it best herself: “I just want people to feel loved and valued.”

And now Jen extends that same invitation of love to you. 

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