Trapper Schoepp (Photo by Joseph Cash)
Milwaukee-based singer-songwriter Trapper Schoepp performs in DC on Sunday, March 26, at the Pie Shop. He’s currently touring in support of his upcoming album Siren Songs (scheduled for release on April 21 via Grand Phony).
Recently, Trapper shared his gritty, swamp rock-inspired single “Devil’s Kettle,” a sing inspired by a mysterious Minnesota waterfall.
“This song is inspired by the Devil’s Kettle, a mysterious rock formation and waterfall I encountered along Highway 61,” Trapper said. “A river splits below these waterfalls, with one tributary to Lake Superior and the other flowing underground to an unknown location. It is said gangsters like Al Capone would dispose of bodies in this natural phenomenon. I had the honor of recording this track with Johnny Cash’s 1930s Martin Guitar. It was called the ‘shitkicker’ guitar because it long sat on Johnny’s couch where it was often played by his friends and guests.”
Watch a lyric video for “Devil’s Kettle” by Trapper Schoepp on YouTube:
Folks may recognize Schoepp when he became the youngest musician to share a co-writing credit with Bob Dylan on a long-lost song called “On, Wisconsin” in 2019!
Parklife DC is giving away a pair of tickets to see Trapper Schoepp at Pie Shop (Perhaps we can call it Pie Schoepp for one night only — eh?). To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite song by Trapper!
Rules of The Giveaway
Comments will be closed at 3pm on Tuesday, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your tickets. Good luck!
Buy your tickets online if you don’t win!
Sunday, March 26
Doors @ 7:30pm
Favorite song is On Wisconsin!