Making it. Trapper Style.

jeglican about 7 years ago

So I always hear you guys as the fantastic group you turned out to be, however, how did you start out?  What was it like when you first became a band? When did you find out that you might actually be able to be successful, and how did you make that happen? I'm very interested in hearing out how you guys became the marvel you are now.

- Andy

Band Member
michael.james about 7 years ago

I'm sure we'll talk to you in person to hash out the dirty details of this long story, but the short of it is we've all known eachother for almost 20 years and been playing music together, on and off, the entire time. We've been in this formation for 12 years now, and it wasn't until 2007's Wild Mountain Nation and the mini-modicum of success the record garnered, that we decided to fuck the 9-5 world and hit the road and really try to make it work. Mainly, our lives and songs are always a work in progress, not only honing our musical chops, but our business sense as well. Definitely not the easiest job in the world, but maybe one of the most fun, rewarding, surreal, and soul-stirring career choices any of us could have imagined.

Blah, blah, blah. We'll see you in Chicago this summer, or hopefully Michigan, have a beer and let you pick our brains, and pick your's back!

jeglican about 7 years ago

Thanks for the reply dude, I'll be sure to catch you this summer.

mfranz about 7 years ago

I really think that it will be very helpful if you are going with the people you have known for the longest times and you are just able to stick together.

The problem with the newer groups is that their relationship does not run that deep which means that they have nothing to hold on to and when you have practically grown with the group, you always go back to square one that you are friends to begin with.

Comet about 7 years ago

"it wasn't until 2007's Wild Mountain Nation and the mini-modicum of success the record garnered, that we decided to fuck the 9-5 world and hit the road and really try to make it work"

So bizarre to read that statement... hard to believe that a song as beautiful as, say, 'Texaco' wasn't recorded by a band well into their career, nevermind by a band doing it "part time" and on their first album!

munichhilton about 7 years ago

Or the haunting Ansel and Emily Desader. There is a point though. I think the best music is still coming because Goldwing is their best work by a long shot. The songs are brilliant works, all of them. Even the early RUSH inspired "Street Fighting Sun"....which not everyone loves!

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