Trapper is a multi-instrumentalist rock composer, keyboard player, and singer with a special interest in interwoven rhythmic patterns, creative lyrics & phrasings, and unexpected song transitions. His music moves seamlessly across genres including elements of progressive rock, fusion, funk, jazz, ambient groove, and folk. Trapper manages to consistently craft freshly layered songs that are approachable, sometimes challenging, and always interesting. Through it all, there is a thread of subtle ironic urgency that keeps the music alive and relevant.
In addition to playing piano and vocals (and drums earlier in life), Trapper has mastered a full range of audio software products and tools including performance/composition instruments and production suites.
His latest albums were written and recorded on artist residencies in the small towns of Ólafsfjörður, Iceland (“Not Here But Now”), Bilpin, Australia (“Gardens Of Tone”), and most recently, Hellissandur, Iceland (“Soft Craters“). All songs in these collections were inspired by those wild and dramatic landscape and the interesting people living there.
When not roaming, Trapper splits his time between Seattle and a secluded town in the North Cascade Mountains.