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.

Carter Hulsey

Carter Hulsey is an acoutic/folk artist based in Joplin Missouri.

Scruffy and The Janitors

"Rising from the ashes of St. Joe band the Thrush, Scruffy and the Janitors (Teriq Newton, Steven Foster, and Trevin Newton) have come into their own and in the process, become one of the best young bands in St. Joe. Blending a love of the blues (Son House, The White Stripes, Howlin’ Wolf, The Black Keys) with the raw emotion of garage bands like The Animals and The Kinks, Scruffy and the Janitors put on a flamethrower of a show every time they set foot on the stage, and they are only getting better. Their originals like “Plain Jane” “There’s a Ghost” or “I Will Pick You Up” blend seamlessly with the covers they choose, whether it be The Flaming Lips’ “She Don’t Use Jelly” or “House of the Rising Sun.” If you love rock at its rawest, do not miss Scruffy and the Janitors."
-Danny R. Phillips



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