Saturday, April 16, 2011

May 7, 2009. Colin McGrath & Chris Trapper

Kudos to the Dircks Brothers and Billy Alexander. You guys pulled in an energetic crowd once again. Colin McGrath started out with great promise with that Simon and Garfunkel knock off and the wonderful harmonies. But then the songs faded until St. Anthony's Return. I thought that his sideman with the James Taylor voice might be interesting once he develops a repertoire of his own songs.

Chris Trapper surprised me. His songs are multilayered, have a sense of humor (like Randy Newman/Jimmy Buffett), have a lot of energy, and an air of "truthiness" about them.  I can see why his songs might end up on the sound track of a movie or why people want to sing along.

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