Trapper Schoepp & The Shades – Tickets – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO – November 18th, 2012

Trapper Schoepp & The Shades

Electric City Presents

Trapper Schoepp & The Shades

David George & A Crooked Mile, Havilah & Kristopher

Sun, November 18, 2012

7:00 pm

The Riot Room

Kansas City, MO

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

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.
David George & A Crooked Mile
David George & A Crooked Mile
David George spent the last year playing guitar for the legend John Fogerty with appearances on Letterman, Leno, the View and a sold out tour across Canada. This opportunity has given George a renewed vision where he will be releasing his own material – a song every three months for a year with a full length at year’s end.
Most fans and friends connected David George with his wall-shaking, ear-shattering bands Moaning Lisa or Culture Killers. The release of Love/Life (Rhythm Rocket Records) and Going Underground-EP (self-released) marked a dramatic change to what George had buried deep inside – songs from the heart.
Love/Life a 12-song collection of songs that spoke honestly about deep love and longing, yet slyly waning to the true predicament of a musician’s life. Recorded in Burbank, California, over an 18-month period. However, LA was to prove difficult in maintaining a proper band and to compound the issue, David was dealt a life-changing blow. A family emergency in his hometown of Kansas City meant packing everything up, putting it in storage and moving to KC with nothing but his guitar and a bag of clothes.
Over the last two and a half years in Kansas City George solidified a band in the shape of two guitars, bass, drums and a cellist. If the Eagles fought Tom Petty over who was better…The Rolling Stones or the Beatles. Taking the name from a line in the English nursery rhyme “There Was A Crooked Man” the band has became known as David George & A Crooked Mile.
“I have done the solo acoustic guy thing, and was needing the camaraderie. A Crooked Mile fills that void and the music just gets better and better,” says David George. “I have a thing for straight forward organic music covered in amazing harmonies and guitar work. I have that now!” Going Underground-EP was the beginning of the new sound; lush harmonies and intricate guitar work. The songs vary from simple acoustic, vocals and cello to a bluesy-pseudo-rock full band blaster and more on the way.
David George & A Crooked Mile have shared the stage with The Lumineers and Jacob Dylan as well as performed at The Crossroads Music Festival and, South By Southwest – MidCoast Takeover. And also recently performed solo acoustic in front of nearly 9,000 people at Kansas City’s legendary Starlight Theatre opening for Styx, REO Speedwagon and Ted Nugent.
David George – Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Harmonica,
Christine Gross – Cello, Keys
John Johnson – Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin,
Ben Byard – Bass, Vocals
Cody Wyoming – Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Keys, Vocals
Giuliano Mingucci - Drums
Havilah & Kristopher
Havilah & Kristopher
2 Members of Cadillac Flambe' performing acoustic.
Venue Information:
The Riot Room
4048 Broadway
Kansas City, MO, 64111
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