Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, USA
Years Active: 2000–present
Genres: Alternative Country, Folk Rock, Indie Folk
Blitzen Trapper is a Portland, Oregon-based experimental alternative country/folk band signed to Sub Pop Records. Formed in 2000, the band currently operates as a sextet, with Eric Earley (guitar/vocals), Erik Menteer (guitar/keyboard), Brian Adrian Koch (drums/vocals), Michael VanPelt (bass), and Marty Marquis (guitar, keyboards, vocals). Blitzen Trapper self-released its first three albums starting with 2003’s self-titled debut, which was followed in 2004 by “Field Rexx” and in 2007 with “Wild Mountain Nation.” After signing with Sup Pop they made their debut on the label in 2008 with “Furr.” The album peaked at #22 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart while also making ...
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