“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
Angelo grew up in Maine and is proud to call New England his original home. Cascadia is now his home. He fell in love with great beer in Oregon, Washington, and Northern California.
He has been a correspondent for the Portland Tribune's Guest on Tap column, LivePDX.com, and has been featured in publications such as Beer Northwest and PDX Magazine. Angelo also has a great interest in independent music, and has been a booker and organizer for shows around the Portland under the name Pop Tomorrow! Angelo garnered much knowledge regarding beer from his experiences homebrewing, working at Belmont Station, Pyramid Brewing, Upright Brewing, By the Bottle, Beer Revolution, Olde Depot Public House, Falling Sky Brewing, Cascade Brewing, and from many many knowledgeable, passionate, and loving people along the way. It is Angelo's mission to bring "infotainment" and "edumation" to the readers of this website. If you have any questions or comments, or would like to contribute, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org