Friday, February 17th
@ St. James Hotel & The Portside Room
In 2019, Trapper Schoepp published a song with Bob Dylan called “On, Wisconsin” - making him the youngest musician to share a co-writing credit with the Nobel Prize Winner. The song led to a #1 trending article in Rolling Stone and 100+ tour dates worldwide.
Trapper and his brother Tanner have released 4 albums worldwide since 2012 via Xtra Mile Recordings (UK) + SideOneDummy (US). Primetime Illusion (2019) was produced by Patrick Sansone (Wilco) and Rangers & Valentines (2016) was produced by Brendan Benson (Raconteurs) in Nashville. Relix Magazine called the latter a “mini masterpiece” and PBS noted that he has: "Story songs that explore and explode the conventions of rock and roll."
Recorded in the midst of the pandemic, Trapper's latest album ‘May Day’ was called, "Easily one of the best albums of the year” by San Francisco Examiner and “Charming 100% Americana opus” by Rolling Stone France. He's currently working on a folk album at Johnny Cash's Cabin in Tennessee produced by Patrick Sansone and John Jackson (The Jayhawks/Sony Legacy).
Trapper has acted as a musical ambassador for rare disease research organization Harmony 4 Hope since 2015, inspired by his own battle with chronic pain. He’s also acted as an ambassador for Gibson Guitars, Guitars 4 Vets and Connecting to Cure. Schoepp’s music has been prominently placed in Netflix shows such as 'Kingdom' and 'Vampire In The Garden' - as well as The Onion, The Washington Post, Keen, Fox Racing, NFL, the Food Network, etc.
Trapper has toured the world with artists like The Wallflowers, Old 97's, The Jayhawks and Frank Turner, and headlined tours across Europe/USA with stops at historic spaces like New York’s Town Hall, LA’s Roxy Theatre and SXSW.