Trapper Schoepp & The Shades

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Trapper Schoepp
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Background information
Origin Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Genres Rock, Americana
Years active 2008-present
Labels SideOneDummy Records
Good Land Records
Associated acts Limbeck, Tommy Stinson, The Benjamins, Midnight Reruns
Members Trapper Schoepp
Tanner Schoepp
Past members Jon Phillip
David Boigenzahn
Brady Murphy
Sahan Jayasuriya
Eli Judge
Graham Hunt
Gina Romantini
David Dulak
Dustin Dobernig

Trapper Schoepp is an American singer-songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Schoepp and his band, The Shades, released their national debut, Run, Engine, Run, on SideOneDummy Records in September 2012. Rolling Stone premiered the album's title track, Run, Engine, Run, on September 11. The song, a tribute to the Schoepps' grandpa and his 1964 Mercedes Benz, was also featured on the NPR's Car Talk, Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?.[1]

Since the album's initial release on Good Land Records in November 2011, the band has toured alongside The Wallflowers, Old 97's, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, Tommy Stinson, Social Distortion, The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Frank Turner, Cory Chisel and The Wandering Sons.

In 2016, the band signed to Xtra Mile Recordings and released their second album, Rangers and Valentines on April 1st. Relix declared it a “mini masterpiece” and it was named one of Billboard’s “Best of the Week.”

In 2017, Schoepp released Bay Beach Amusement Park - a six-song concept album based on the site of Elvis Presley's favorite rollercoaster, the Zippin Pippin. The band commemorated the album with a performance of it at the amusement park in Green Bay, Wisconsin, as well as nationwide tours with Ha Ha Tonka and BoDeans. "The Scat" became the theme song for the Onion's inaugural podcast “A Very Fatal Murder."


Studio albums[edit]


  • American Songwriter July 2012 Sampler - "So Long"
  • Good Land Records Summer 2012 Sampler - "Pins and Needles"

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-03-05.