Blitzen Trapper: All Across This Land

Blitzen Trapper: All Across This Land

By Jeff Strowe

As the Portland band continues to log miles across the country, a new collection of tunes proves to be reliably comforting, adventurous, and wildly literate. 8 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

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// Notes from the Road

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