Chris Staples is an American songwriter/musician well-known as the principle songwriter and singer of angular rock group
Twothirtyeight (1996-2002) and Discover America (2005-present). He has played in numerous NW bands including Telekinesis
and J Tillman. He has released four solo albums Panama(2001), Burned and Blistered(2004), Badlands(2010) and American
Soft (2012). Staples has toured Europe and the U.S. countless times.