This Portland, Oregon folk rock band began in 2000, composed of the six members Eric Early, Erik Menteer, Brian Adrian Koch, Michael VanPelt, Drew Laughery, and Marty Marquis. “Wild Mountain Nation” was their first big album, receiving position number 98 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Songs of 2007. Their 2008 release, “Furr”, was also a success, taking Rolling Stone’s number 13 spot on their Best Albums of 2008 list and receiving a two-page spread in the Rolling Stone magazine.

Blitzen Trapper has in total released five albums since 2003, “Blitzen Trapper” (2003), “Field Rexx” (2004), “Wild Mountain Nation” (2007), “Furr” (2008), and “Black River Killer” (2009). They also received some airtime in late 2008 and early 2009 when they were featured on two episodes of the TV series, “Chuck”.

Blitzen Trapper tour charts new fall 2009 concerts for U.S.
Acclaimed indie rock sextet Blitzen Trapper is currently entrenched in the European tour circuit, but the Oregon-based bunch will return to the U.S. for more than 20 performances this fall. The four-week jaunt launches September 25 at McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR, and comes to a close back in... Read more
Blitzen Trapper tour announces U.S. dates, new album in progress
Acclaimed folk-rock act Blitzen Trapper has announced plans for a summer tour as work on their next album continues. The month-long trek kicks off July 9 at Harlow’s Night Club in Sacramento, CA, and wraps up with a performance at the August 1-2 festival Pickathon in Happy Valley, OR.... Read more
Daily tour recap: Joan Baez, Blitzen Trapper and more
Today’s recap includes tour updates, news about getting on-set for the latest Judd Apatow film and more as compiled by TicketNews on December 18, 2008. Four-time Grammy nominee Adele will extend her stay in the U.S. in 2009 well beyond her mostly sold-out winter tour. The acclaimed British songstress... Read more