Foolish Philosophy Records is a partnership between Jared Ellis and Damon Mantooth. We are two guys from Chickasha, Oklahoma, who have had the privilege of being part of a community of ambitious and creative musicians pretty much our whole lives.
In that time, we’ve done pretty much everything you can do related to music without actually stepping on to the stage and performing - and that’s the way we like it. Our business is an outgrowth of our friendships: friendships with musicians, artist, promoters, radio talent and people who share our passion for great music.
Foolish Philosophy does three things:
The foundation of Foolish Philosophy is that we love music -- and not in a “sit in our rooms and listen to it on headphones” kind of way. We live for those experiences of going to a show and being part of a shared experience bigger than the sum of its parts. We believe that music and art, as well as the people who make it, are important to the communities.
We got involved in management because we got tired of watching our friends getting screwed over or, worse, having their potential wasted by people who wanted to be “in the biz” more than they wanted to do the biz.
Foolish Philosophy represents the natural expression of our belief that artist and audience alike are people and should be respected as such.