Trapper Schoepp has the ear of a troubadour, the eye of a journalist and the heart of a young poet. He began writing songs at a tender age with startling facility, distilling rock, folk and country traditions into tunes that are at turns spirited and melancholy. Themes ranging from pride of place, love and adventure shine with surprisingly sophisticated metaphors for a songwriter so young.
Having just wrap another set of live dates, this time - west coast shows with the legendary Jayhawks, it's the perfect time to celebrate the music of Trapper Schoepp & The Shades. This band had quite a year of performance and recording in 2014. We were thrilled when Trapper and the band played a One on One Session for us in the Garden in New York. For the first time anywhere, here's that session!