Trapper Schoepp & The Shades
Run, Engine, Run
SideOneDummy Records 
Fire Note Says: Get ready to run with Trapper Schoepp & The Shades as their third lp is a non-stop Americana romp!
Southern flavored music from a Milwaukee band on a typically punk label? That does not necessarily sound like a recipe for success but I will tell you that Trapper Schoepp & The Shades third album Run, Engine, Run is an excellent listen all the way through and they nail all the components that create a solid slice of Americana rock.
There are many bands that have come before Trapper Schoepp & The Shades with this style of roots rock but I always like it when a band nails the sound you expect. They play it fairly straightforward but play it so well that you don't care if you can't find any new music adventures here on Run, Engine, Run because the songs are well written, the musicianship is excellent, the hooks are memorable and it is an album that you just put on and drive - and then slowly reach down and hit repeat. I can't believe that Schoepp and the boys have not had more success but I highly recommend giving them a shot because I just can't put this record down!
Key Tracks: "So Long", "Tracks", "Ally"
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Ryan Adams & The Cardinals
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-Reviewed by Christopher Anthony