Trapper Schoepp & The Shades

Trapper Schoepp & The Shades


Radio Milwaukee's 2011 Album of the Year- Run, Engine Run

"Melodic and meaty Midwestern barroom rock." -Metroland

"Roots rock, like a fine wine, is often better with age, when its performed by weathered men and women who've lived the hard life and possess the musical poetry to put stories to song. Local roots rocker Trapper Schoepp, at 21, doesn't have that benefit, but what he and The Shades do possess is some of the most infectious exuberance and stickiest songwriting skills I heard on a Milwaukee album this year." -The Journal Sentinel

"A songwriting talent in the making." -The Isthmus

"After years spent studying at the Bob Dylan/Bruce Springsteen school of songwriting, Trapper Schoepp has developed a knack for crafting lyrically vivid songs that belie his young age." -The Onion, AV Club

"Americana whose lyrical authenticity and bold musicality shows a band that stands apart from other groups twice their age." -Rift Music Magazine

"As much Pavement as Parsons, Trapper Schoepp & The Shades create lyrical folk-rock for generations coming of age post Uncle Tupelo." -WMSE Frontier Radio

"Schoepp is a distinguished songwriter, with a knack for bold sentiments and an ear for clean melodies." -The Shepherd Express

"What Bowie would sound like if he grew up in Pewaukee instead of the UK." -Kiki Schueler, Punk Rock Skunk Blog
Trapper Schoepp & The Shades is a Wisconsin rock 'n' roll band comprising brothers Trapper and Tanner Schoepp, Graham Hunt, David Boigenzahn, and Jon Phillip. The Shades fuse roots with pop, and are surefooted and ready to rock. Fronted by 21-year-old Trapper Schoepp, the Milwaukee-based quartet has just released their third full-length album "Run, Engine, Run" on Good Land Records. We thank the following: the Wizard of Waukesha, Christian Frederick, Frederick Miller, Frederick Pabst and Frederick Avenue.

The Carper Family

The Carper Family is a family band like no other, spinning out the effortless harmonies of a born-family with the range and diversity of a made-family. Their music hits the ear with both depth and simplicity, capturing the essence of true country music. The Austin-based trio of Melissa Carper [upright bass], Beth Chrisman [fiddle], and Jenn Miori [guitar] applies their signature, stunning three-part harmonies to bluegrass, old-time, country and swing tunes of the standard and original variety, pushing and honoring American musical traditions at every step.

Girl Traffic

We are a rock band. A slammin' rhythmic section made up of crazy heavy bass & electric-energy drums serve as a solid foundation upon which hypnotic guitar solos melt with moody-chick vocals creating a startling and uncomfortable awareness of your spiritual cosmic demons and the universe at large.



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Rose Music Hall


Trapper Schoepp & The Shades with The Carper Family, Girl Traffic

Wednesday, May 8 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM at Rose Music Hall