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Live at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival For Free
A little over two years ago, a network that was once known for playing music videos sent me out to a day long music festival at Universal Studios Hollywood. They had one mission for me – take as many photos of an up and coming band based out of Portland Oregon. That band was Blitzen Trapper. My initial reaction to the group was Bob Dylan backed by Modest Mouse covering Wilco.
A year later, now working on my own for this fine website, I managed to catch the band live at the Hollywood Bowl. While it was fun to take 359,327 photos of the band on the small side stage of the disaster that was the Download Festival the year before, watching the band win over the crowd at the Bowl was a much bigger thrill. So much so that I picked up the band’s record Furr a few weeks later in their hometown.
Today, I would like to share Blitzen Trapper with you. In support of their recently released record Destroyer of the Void, the fine folks at NPR are streaming the bands set at the 2010 Newport Music Festival. You can listen to it for free by clicking here.
To read our review of Blitzen Trapper at the Hollywood Bowl, please click here.