Originally hailing from Lexington, Kentucky, Stoll Vaughan’s career in music began in the late 1990s. Upon graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy, he worked at Echo Park Studios in Bloomington, Indiana. Mike Wanchic, producer and longtime guitarist for John Mellencamp, discovered Stoll, took him under his wing, and helped him develop the foundation for his songwriting. Influenced by Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, and John Prine, Stoll was inspired to write his own songs.

To date, Vaughan has released four solo albums: The Conversation (2018), Desires Shape (2020), Hold On Thru Sleep & Dreams (2005), and Love Like A Mule (2006) – The first two LPs reached the Top 10 on the Americana charts. American Songwriter declared, “With deep and reflective lyrics, a sense of place and time, Stoll Vaughan is a songwriter’s songwriter.”

Vaughan’s career highlights include performances at Farm Aid, The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Master Musicians Festival, and Folk Alliance, and he’s reached the final three in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival songwriting competition. Vaughan has toured with John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, James McMurtry, and Marty Stuart and supported a Def Leppard/Journey co-bill, taking him to storied venues like Colorado’s Red Rocks, the Hollywood Bowl, The Troubadour in LA and New York’s Jones Beach. His music has been featured in films and television series such as Treadstone, True Blood, Friday Night Lights, Shameless, The Office, and The Open Road. Vaughan composed music for David Lynch’s Webby Award-winning Internet series Interview Project. He also co-wrote with Duane Betts (son of Allman Brothers’ Dickie Betts) for Betts’ critically lauded debut, Wild and Precious Life. The well-respected songwriter co-wrote with The Allman Betts Band for their debut record, Down To The River, and their follow-up album, Bless Your Heart.