(I saw Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper in March at The Mercy Lounge in Nashville with Danny, Laura and Wes. Take a quick listen and see if they don't immediately hook you...)
Southwest by Southwest 2009 -- Blitzen Trapper
Last year's Furr found its way to many year-end best-of lists, including NPR's, and with good reason: It refines the rough edges of Wild Mountain Nation without losing Blitzen Trapper's natural forward motion. Ramshackle rhythms and summery guitar solos permeate Furr, which combines a late-night jam-session quality with surprising concision.
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