|Friends, Fans and Family -
Wanted to let you know from time to time I’ll be putting up some of my hard to find/out of print records on noisetrade – http://noisetrade.com/gregtrooper. I’ve taken down “Upside-Down Town” and replaced it with the long out of print 1998 release “Popular Demons”. (Amazon review below). It’s a free download but you can leave a tip. Not the free advice kind of tip but the monetary kind. Recommended tip amount $5.00. It would be very much appreciated as I am putting tips towards the financing of my next recording project.
Thanks a million for all your support!
My Very Best,
Trooper’s fourth release rings like a breakthrough. If producer Buddy Miller’s rolling Americana settings–a muscular approach to acoustic ensembles of mandolin, accordion, guitars, fiddle, and organ–provide a key, Trooper’s songwriting, weathered to lean insights of human struggle, provides another. His melodic style is anthemic–simple three-chord grooves that afford space for the imaginative chops of Tammy Rogers, Duane Jarvis, and Miller, who throws down warm, swampy electric guitar. Trooper sounds hungry, his voice full of dark-eyed soul–reminiscent perhaps of Marc Cohn or a less cutting Steve Earle (who duets on a fantastic, bluesy reading of Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It with Mine,” possibly the album’s strongest moment). Popular Demons stands beside this year’s most tasteful and catchy alternative country. –Roy Francis Kasten