“I was into these guys before anybody” I sometimes like to think. I got my first taste of Blitzen Trapper back in the early 2000s when the band lead by Eric Earley was known as Garmonbozia. They made several appearances on my college radio station KPSU at Portland State University where I served as music director for a half decade. Here in the second installation of Deschutes Brewery‘s Deschutes River Recordings, Earley and company return for a stellar cover of The Band’s Up On Cripple Creek, originally released in 1970. These recordings in this series are to benefit the Deschutes River Conservancy.
In the second Deschutes River Recording, Eric Earley of Blitzen Trapper adds a rough-hewn edge to “Up on Cripple Creek.” It’s another river song, sung riverside, to benefit the Deschutes River Conservancy. Free downloads available at http://www.deschutesbrewery.com/river-recordings
This post was written by Angelo on October 5, 2012