Sycamore Creek House Concerts
Dripping Springs, Texas
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 - 7:00 pm
$20/person suggested minimum donation @ the door
Gail and I are so excited to introduce the Sycamore Creek audience to Greg Trooper. We first met Greg in 2015 at the Folk Alliance International conference. We went into a room to see the artist following Greg, and heard Greg's last two songs of his set. We grabbed him as soon as he came off stage and asked if he would be interested in playing Sycamore Creek. Lucky for you, he enthusiastically responded, "Yes!"
It’s not surprising to learn that artists from Steve Earle to Billy Bragg are Greg Trooper fans. Trooper, A New Jersey native now based in Brooklyn, excels at character studies, painting wonderful portraits of people living through good times and bad times. His matter-of-fact delivery – as both a singer and a songwriter – bring a sense of realism to the tales that he tells. His music lives at the intersection of Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Texas troubadour. As a live performer he’s been described as articulate, quick-witted, extremely musical, outrageous, compassionate and kind.
His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O’Connell, Lucy Kaplansky, Tom Russell and Walt and Tina Wilkins. On previous albums he’s had help with harmony vocals by the likes of Emmylou Harris and Rosanne Cash.
Trooper spends more than half the year on the road playing festivals, theaters, listening rooms and house concerts.
Greg Trooper’s thirteenth album, Live At The Rock Room, is a recording of a single performance in January 2015 in Austin, TX. This collection of 14 songs delivers a cross section of Trooper’s work over the years as well as the brand new heartbreaker “Broken Man”.
“After listening to Live At The Rock Room one can see why Greg Trooper has been bracketed with greats such as Townes Van Zandt and Tom Russell for his dramatic ability to spin chiming Everyman messages from personal narratives” – David Innes (R2)
"Trooper appeared in one of our Folk DJ showcases last year, and from the moment he took the stage we wondered why he hadn’t been part of our roster for decades. He is a master of live performance–articulate, quick-witted, superbly musical, sassy and outrageous, compassionate and kind" – Caffe Lena
"Trooper writes of troubled people, peels away at the layers of their problems and studies whether their obstacles are external or self-imposed. The songs on Incident On Willow Street are a reward for the Trooper faithful and a treat for the uninitiated" –Hyperbolium
“Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there’s his voice – an instrument I have coveted for 15 years.” – Steve Earle
“Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters.” – Billy Bragg
“Great stuff from one of the great American songwriters” – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.
“On Upside-Down Town all of Trooper’s skills are on display: the great storytelling, the lovely melodies, an enviable supply of wit and charm but most of all his compassion for the vulnerable and heartbroken” – Ryan Scott (The Nation)
If the above information is not enough, feel free to go to Greg's website to listen to a sample of his music.
Invitations for this concert will go out March 23rd. Watch your email inbox for your invite. If you are not on our email list, you can sign up here by filling out the Email Sign Up Form under the Invitation Only tab.
We then send out a Final Confirmation to those with reservations about a week before the concert with logistics and specific directions.
Please note: Here is the cancellation policy for this concert:
Concerts remain "pay at the door". Folks can secure reservations by emailing us with the number in their party (not to exceed 4). Cancellations without having to pay will be accepted until midnight, Thursday, April 21st. Anyone with reservations after that time who does not attend the concert will be expected to submit a check made out to Greg Trooper for $20 for each person in your reserved group who has not cancelled by the deadline and does not attend. Please note, this relates only to folks who have reservations who do not attend the concert. The concert is still pay at the door.
We look forward to seeing you soon!!!