Trapper Schoepp & The Shades, Andrew Fraker & Sons

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.

Andrew Fraker & Sons

Andrew Fraker had spent much of his musical time since the end of his previous band, Treeline, playing covers on acoustic guitar in various drinking establishments on Chicago's North Side. Those travels connected him with former Telstar guitarist and vocalist Anthony Calderisi, who encouraged him to record some of his own music at his home studio. Brian Cohen, also from Treeline, contributed bass, and Chris Costello, who plays in another band with Calderisi and used to work with Fraker back in the dot-com era, added drums to the tracks. The recording project quickly became a live act, debuting late in 2008. Andrew Fraker & Sons play earnest rock and roll with a tinge of country, marked by vocal harmonies, acoustic and pedal steel guitars and a restless spirit.

Andrew Fraker & Sons

Andrew Fraker had spent much of his musical time since the end of his previous band, Treeline, playing covers on acoustic guitar in various drinking establishments on Chicago's North Side. Those travels connected him with former Telstar guitarist and vocalist Anthony Calderisi, who encouraged him to record some of his own music at his home studio. Brian Cohen, also from Treeline, contributed bass, and Chris Costello, who plays in another band with Calderisi and used to work with Fraker back in the dot-com era, added drums to the tracks. The recording project quickly became a live act, debuting late in 2008. Andrew Fraker & Sons play earnest rock and roll with a tinge of country, marked by vocal harmonies, acoustic and pedal steel guitars and a restless spirit.

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