Blitzen Trapper Picks The Most American Americana
American music can mean a lot of things to different people. It’s jazz. It’s folk. It’s hip-hop. For the Americana band Blitzen Trapper, “American music” means the music that reminds them most of home: rural Oregon and Portland (before Portland was cool).
As part of Here & Now’s occasional music series, the guys of Blitzen Trapper – on their U.S. tour promoting their latest album “All Across This Land” – stopped by to talk about quintessential American music as they hear it, and explain how American roots music has influenced their sound.
Blitzen Trapper’s American Playlist
Big Star, “Thirteen” (#1 Record, 1972)
Son Volt, “Tear Stained Eye” (Trace, 1995)
Wilco, “Casino Queen” (A.M., 1995)
R.E.M., “Nightswimming” (Automatic for the People, 1992)
Blitzen Trapper, “Cadillac Road” (All Across This Land, 2015)
- Eric Earley, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Blitzen Trapper.
- Marty Marquis, guitarist, vocalist and keyboard player for Blitzen Trapper
- Brian Adrian Koch, drummer and vocalist for Blitzen Trapper.
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