The Fortitude
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The Fortitude


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"Backed by the powerful rhythm section of Kevin Powers (drums) and Collin Stables (bass, vocals), Skip Waple — who produced and engineered this 12-track outing — layers each tune with ethereal guitar figures that are never overstated and are almost always spot-on: "Slow" recalls Metallica's "Fade To Black" while maintaining a high level of originality; "Let It Go" finds Waple (who also doubles on vocals) marrying the seemingly disparate worlds of Jerry Cantrell and The Edge with faultless ease.”
- Jedd F5 magazine


Yellow - 2010
+ "Waking Up" video seen on The ICT local Video Show

The Hidden Meaning EP - 2007
+ "Lost at Sea" played on KSU's Wildcat Radio
+ Featured artist on Songplanet Radio with plays for "Lost at Sea", "Flying Pretty High", and "The Getaway"
+ Toured 26 cities across the USA in support

Lost In Motion - 2005
+ Live Radio Performance of "Slow" on KSU's Wildcat Radio as well as plays for "Slow", "Lost In Motion", "Jam Long Time"
+"Broken Wings" and "Jam Long Time" played on Wichita's FLY92.7 and T95.1
+ Played over 130 shows across the Midwest in support



Beginning in early 2004, this experimental alternative-rock trio has made tremendous strides in developing a sound all their own. With Skip's creative use of an acoustic guitar, breaking all tradition and "acoustic" customs, The Fortitude has humbly reinvented the acoustic guitar's once quiet qualities, and pushed the progression of rock 'n' roll into a new space. Bridging the gap between electric and acoustic, The Fortitude continues to carve out their space in the sonic landscape by combining the textures and ambience you would find in A Perfect Circle; the quirky, experimental flavor you taste in Incubus; and the spacey, jam-based feel that elevates you while you spin your Pink Floyd vinyl. Throw in some Muse and a touch of RHCP and you have the flavors proudly used to take the listener on a roller coaster ride of atmospheric riffs.