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Mountain Stage

Blitzen Trapper On Mountain Stage

The Oregon band performs material from its country- and rock-inspired new album, American Goldwing.

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Newport Folk Festival

Blitzen Trapper: Newport Folk 2010

Folk Alley

It isn't easy to pin down the music of this folk-rock band, whose wandering spirit has taken it down detours over some strange and even psychedelic roads.

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