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Concerts

Blitzen Trapper performs on Mountain Stage.

August 30, 2012 The Oregon band performs material from its country- and rock-inspired new album, American Goldwing.

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Blitzen Trapper performs at the Newport Folk Festival.

July 28, 2012 American Goldwing finds the band settling into a breezy classic-rock vibe, but sharp edges poke out.

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July 31, 2010 Hear the band take a live journey through country, '70s-style soft rock and acid-rock freak-outs.

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March 19, 2009 The rootsy rock band headlined NPR Music's party from The Parish in Austin, Tex., on March 19.

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Studio Sessions

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January 17, 2014 The band has spent seven albums mixing Americana, folk and rock with a wild-eyed psychedelic side.

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Blitzen Trapper on World Cafe.

December 7, 2011 The Portland country-folk band showcases genre-spanning material from its recent American Goldwing.

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October 20, 2011 Hear roots-rock songs of lost youth and the classically American sense of freedom on the open road.

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February 1, 2010 The band, whose new songs come from the perspective of a murderer, performs on World Cafe.

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Interviews & Profiles

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January 3, 2009 The band's newest album, Furr, has found a place on many critics' "Best of 2008" lists.

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Discover Songs

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May 30, 2010 Hear the folk-rock band's ambitious and diverse new album in its entirety until its June 8 release.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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November 24, 2008 The alt-folk-rock band's "War on Machines" is a refreshing throwback to classic guitar-rock.

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September 22, 2008 Hear sneak previews of some of the most anticipated new CDs due out this fall.

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April 10, 2008 The unpredictable Blitzen Trapper gets uncharacteristically focused and direct in "Silver Moon."

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December 6, 2007 All Songs reviewers parley the year's biggest surprises, letdowns and best new music.

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Reviews

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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November 24, 2008 The alt-folk-rock band's "War on Machines" is a refreshing throwback to classic guitar-rock.

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September 22, 2008 Hear sneak previews of some of the most anticipated new CDs due out this fall.

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April 10, 2008 The unpredictable Blitzen Trapper gets uncharacteristically focused and direct in "Silver Moon."

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