March 2012: The Trappers

March 2012′s featured band is The Trappers

The Trappers play a gritty brand of rock-n-roll that emphasizes the roll over the rock, all with a generous shot of woodsy country. But where those luminaries pointed south, the Trappers face west, like a summer zephyr (or the California Zephyr) pushing up against the setting sun. On their self-titled debut, the band draws inspiration from a wide range of sources: “Cut Loose,” a bleary saloon stomp, rests by the plaintive country of “Waterloo”; “Oh Leroy” is a full throttle blues rave up, while “Solid Ground” casts about a bit more quietly; and “Bloodshot Bill,” showcases the band at its Stonesy best. Fronted by Dan Buehner—an original member of Salt Lake City’s alt-country pioneers the Trigger Locks—the Trappers bring their goods down from the mountains.

Here’s the fourth and final video from The Trapper’s SFL Session:

‘Waterloo’ by The Trappers from Sounds From The Lounge on Vimeo.

‘Something On My Mind’ by The Trappers from Sounds From The Lounge on Vimeo.

‘Ol Leroy’ by The Trappers from Sounds From The Lounge on Vimeo.

 

‘Black Top Dusty Blues’ by The Trappers from Sounds From The Lounge on Vimeo.