Last year at this time, Chris Trapper entertained a large and enthusiastic audience at the Walpole Public Library, so the Friends are pleased to have him return on January 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room.
Chris Trapper, a storyteller in song, is a local resident, but with his soulful, honeyed tenor, sly humor and an uncanny knack for melody, Chris has traveled the world over, performing to a dedicated and ever growing fan base with nothing but his guitar and his songs. Raised on Prine and Kristofferson, Trapper's first foray in the music industry was as front man of the critically acclaimed alt-rock band The Push Stars (Capitol Records). Over the past decade, Chris has become a modern day acoustic troubadour, performing over 150 dates a year as a headliner and sharing the stage with the likes of Colin Hay, Martin Sexton and even John Prine himself.
A prolific songwriter, Chris has ten solo CDs under his belt. As a singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his original song “This Time.” the No. 1-selling song on the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for the film “August Rush” (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers/Warner Bros Pictures). His music can best be described as lyrically-driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories.
"Especially when I was a kid – but it's still true – I'm kind of desperate to get thoughts out in a complete way," says Trapper. "Songs do that for me, so I know how much they can mean. It's important to me to be inclusive, rather than perceived as intellectual or clever or so creative that people don't get it. I really want to reach people and do it in a way that makes them feel part of what I'm trying to say.”
Trapper’s live show is a favorite among fans of alt–acoustic music. His onstage persona is warm and inclusive, his organic understanding of classic pop melody, infectious. Audience members seem to particularly appreciate the lighthearted moments with the ukulele.
One of his music videos, “The Accident,” includes scenes filmed at Walpole’s Francis William Bird Park. This and more of his music videos are found at his website, www.christrapper.com.
As before, this concert is free of charge because of the sponsorship of the Friends of the Walpole Pubic Library. All are welcome to attend, but seating is limited; early arrival is recommended.
More details at www.walpolelibraryfriends.org.