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It isn't easy to pin down the music of the folk-rock band Blitzen Trapper, whose collective wandering spirit has taken it down detours over some strange and even psychedelic roads. Drenched in Crosby, Stills & Nash-style harmonies, Blitzen Trapper's recent Destroyer of the Void meanders through country, '70s-style soft rock and the occasional acid-rock freak-out, all held in one place with the help of singer-songwriter Eric Earley. Here, Blitzen Trapper performs live at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I.

Set List
  • "Black River Killer"
  • "Laughing Lover"
  • "God & Suicide"
  • "Gold for Bread"
  • "Jericho"
  • "Destroyer of This Void"
  • "Evening Star"
  • "Silver Moon"
  • "Below the Hurricane"
  • "Lady on the Water"
  • "The Man Who Would Speak True"
  • "Taking it Easy Too Long"
  • "Furr"
  • "Big Black Bird"
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