THE ROYAL BASEMENT PODCAST #11: TRAPPER & TANNER SCHOEPP (TRAPPER SCHOEPP AND THE SHADES)
I'm convinced Trapper Schoepp is lying about his age. It's rare to see someone who hasn't even hit their thirties have such a knowledge and reverence for the cornerstones of classic American pop songwriting. Trapper is a man who cares about his craft and pays serious attention to the masters, and even as a grizzled old man myself, it's intimidating to meet someone who has such a vast well of musical knowledge to draw from. Hailing from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Trapper's music feels immediately familiar to me, like a sweet breeze of relief in the middle of an overbearing humid Midwestern summer.
Trapper and his bassist/brother Tanner dropped by the Ol' Basement for a late night session to play a few songs and chat about sports, hometowns, the Wisconsin/Minnesota border, big boots, Tecmo Bowl, colorblindness and their upcoming record that they just recorded with Brendan Benson in Nashville, TN.
Give a spin to some tunes that Trapper picked for your ears below, as well.