Chris Trapper

Friday June 2, 2017
8:00pm
$24 public | $20 members

"Chris Trapper plays unassuming pop rock with a touch of Big Star soul..." - The Chicago Reader

As the front man of the late ‘90s alternative rock band The Push Stars, Trapper opened for a number of high profile acts like Matchbox Twenty. Warm and emotionally engaging lyrics and music pushed him into the limelight, providing music for movies like There’s Something About Mary, The Devil Wears Prada, and August Rush. His honest vocals and brilliant musicianship evoke unparalleled emotion from his audiences, earning Trapper a nomination for “Male Performer of the Year” by the New England Music Awards in 2013.

As a singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his original song THIS TIME, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for 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.


 

OPENING ARTIST

Michelle Lewis

Her music is rich with melody, and her lyrics seek beauty in the face of sadness. Too refined to call folk and too personal to call pop, as a singer/songwriter Michelle’s music is uniquely intimate, and surprisingly polished. As a storyteller, she writes intensely visual songs that explore the emotional remainders in burgeoning and breaking relationships.

Michelle Lewis picked up her father’s acoustic guitar at the age of 14 and quickly abandoned interest in everything else. She honed her songwriting at Berklee College of Music in her hometown of Boston, and went on to tour the United States behind her first album, This Time Around (2004). She has been a long time collaborator with producer Anthony J. Resta (Elton John, Duran Duran, Shawn Mullins). Their work has included the release of her Broken (2009) and Paris (2011) EPs, and most recently her second full-length album, The Parts Of Us That Still Remain (2014), with songs co-written by Nashville favorite Robby Hecht and LA sound designer Conan Skyrme.