Blitzen Trapper Live on KCRW – American Goldwing

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Portland’s Blitzen Trapper ushered us gently into a new week with a set of folk music, including the excellent title track off their new album “American Goldwing”.

After seeing Ryan Adams last week, I was right and ready for the harmonica/acoustic guitar combo and some nice bluesy guitar licks. Although it’s delivered in bite-sized bits instead of extended jams, their music is definitely for fans of the Grateful Dead.

They were capping off a 7-week tour when they walked into our studios this morning, including a date with LA’s own Dawes last week.

Other song highlights were “Might Find it Cheap” and “Heaven and Earth”, off 2010’s “Destroyer of the Void”.

Enjoy it all in the archives here.


Blitzen Trapper Live on KCRW Set List

American Goldwing

Love the Way You Walk Away

My Home Town

Girl in a Coat

Taking it Easy Too Long

Stranger in a Stranger Land

Heaven and Earth


Might Find it Cheap