Blitzen Trapper is an American band. I don't mean this in a geographic sense, although the group does make its home amid the spectacular Pacific Northwest frontier. Rather, the music is resolutely American. Blitzen Trapper plays the sort of muscular yet meandering rock and roll once purveyed by folks such as Neil Young or the Grateful Dead; it's an almost anomalous sound in today's goo-goo-Gaga landscape.
But Eric Earley, Blitzen Trapper's singer/guitarist and principal songwriter, scoffs at that notion. "I don't think there's really any [such] thing as American music," he says. "Those names have very little meaning if you're trying not to stay static [in] your writing." He admits, though, that his environment plays a role in his music. "The Northwest acts as a backdrop for my songs, simply because that's what I know and grew up seeing."
$15-$17.50. 8:30 p.m. Wed., June 9. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. 404-524-7354. www.variety-playhouse.com.
(Photo by Todd Roeth)
Really well put together! Very Nice! Hope to catch these guys on the road.
I think he considers himself a DJ.
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So does he actually create sound or just play records and tapes?