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MATTHEW DAVIES/ TRAPPER SCHOEPP
December 8, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Please call 920-563-9391 to reserve seats.
Two Milwaukee singer-songwriter friends make a great pairing for this evening.
MATTHEW DAVIES is a troubadour with a writer’s honesty and veracity, an athlete, a poet, and a family-man. His style is one that harkens back to the folk, rock, and Americana of a bygone era with updated sensibilities for the modern listener. Matt has been writing, recording and performing for over a decade as a solo artist. He also leads the Milwaukee based band, Thriftones, and has collaborated with many other artists and musicians during his career.
TRAPPER SCHOEPP is noted for his story song of characters on the fringes of society. His recently-released record Primetime Illusion features a song, “On Wisconsin”, he composed with long-lost lyrics by Bob Dylan. Back in 1961, just months after he’d first moved to New York City, Dylan had drafted a song about Wisconsin, imagining a homesick rambler pining for the cheese and beer of his faraway Badger State. Schoepp’s version was submitted to Dylan, who gave his approval to have go forward with it with a co-write credit to Schoepp.
With its extraordinary melding of the personal and political, PRIMETIME ILLUSION firmly places Trapper Schoepp amongst the long American continuum of singing storytellers, a pedigree and place on the family tree that inspires and drives him each and every new day.
“I think a lot about the folk process,” he says, “how things are passed down to the next generation and are reinvented and evolve. That’s really important to me, to keep the spirit of what someone might consider old new.
“Dylan, in his MusiCares speech a few years ago, made the point that his role in music is simply extending the line. That’s my whole M.O. as well. I want to push this music forward like my life depends on it. It’s all I have.”
Please call 929-563-9391 to reserve.