Friday, October 23
7pm Doors 8pm Start
Chris Trapper returns to the 9th Ward!
Always a Babeville favorite, Chris Trapper began his career as the front man for late–90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours – including a run with Matchbox Twenty – The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.
The trick to the irresistibly organic, pure pop sound is that the music, and even the lead singer, take a back seat to the real star: the songs. As the principal songwriter and singer for nationally acclaimed alt-rock trio The Push Stars, Chris Trapper is equally sure-footed in his solo career. When on hiatus from The Push Stars, Chris writes, records and tours in support of his solo CD’s.
His words and music can best be described as an interesting blend of 1950’s pop, 1990’s rock and old-timey jazz with the ever-present under story of Chris’ distinctive baritenor. It’s intricate power-pop with a compelling knack for telling everyday stories.
The New York Times calls his work “classic pop perfection.”
As a modern day singer–songwriter, Chris is most known for his song “This Time”, the Number 1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers – Warner Bros Pictures). A prolific songwriter, Chris can boast high profile film placements including There’s Something About Mary, The Devil Wears Prada, Say It Isn’t So and Gun Shy as well as significant television placements.
Chris Trapper’s ability to craft songs that are both elegant and accessible is evident on each solo CD in his deep Discography. His ability to craft songs that are both elegant and accessible is evident on each collection. His organic understanding of classic pop melody is infectious. There is a smart, honest quality to the lyrics that never panders.
Trapper’s live show is a favorite among fans of alt–acoustic music. His on–stage persona is warm and inclusive, his organic understanding of classic pop melody infectious. Audience members seem to particularly appreciate the lighthearted moments with the ukulele. They depart the venue at the end of the evening with the sense of having been truly entertained.
Boston folk singer-songwriter, Amy Fairchild opens the show. Right from the start of her musical career in 1994 Fairchild has garnered high honors revealing Amy to be a talented songwriter who deftly gets to the heart of the matter. Dirty Linen Magazine said, “Fairchild touches with a subtle power”…and Seth Rogovoy of The Berkshire Eagle, “Fairchild combines the literate intimacy of a new-folk singer-songwriter, the unerring pop-rock instincts of a Sheryl Crow and the moves of a rock goddess.” She won the Lilith Fair Talent Competition in 1999 and took hom a top Kerrville Folk Festival prize in 2001, and continued to bring home honors including The John Lennon Songwriting Competition, and the Billboard Worl Song Competition. Dave Marsh of Rolling Stone said, “If there still was a recording industry, this would come out on a major label and would be such a big hit you’d be sick of her by now. Not many people make records this good.” It’s been 12 years between records but she is back with her eponymous third album, which is already garnering rave reviews.
Date(s) - 10/23/2015
341 Delaware Avenue