For Your Tuesday Listening Pleasure: Blitzen Trapper, The National at House of Blues
Well, well, well. That's mighty kind, dear Friend. Big fan of all three bands, and these recordings sound terrific -- The National show especially. And the crowd sing-and-clapalong during "Fake Empire" translates well even at this distance; exhilarating, you might even say. And our Kiernan Maletsky, reviewing the Blitzen Trapper show on DC9 at Night, was quite right: There aren't many better show-openers these days than "Wild Mountain Nation."