ECHOES OFF THE LAKE
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE SONGS OF TRAPPER CREEK
(from two random guys who dig them)
This one is personal.
It all started several decades ago at a little bar in a remote area of northern Idaho near Priest Lake, where on a few warm summer nights, in air perfumed by pine trees, lake breezes and huckleberries, a little boy about seven years old or so would sit outside a window by the stage, looking in, mesmerized by an incredible band. He'd tap his feet to their rhythm, fist pump when they played his favorite songs, learn the words, study the dancers moving to their beat and bask in moment after moment of what seemed like a perfect (and very adult) harmony of music, humanity and nature.
These moments and especially those beautiful songs would grow to become part of the soulful foundation of not just that boy's musical life, but a big influence on one of his best friends' as well. That boy was Bryan Daisley. Jack Parker is the friend. And the band...
They were called Trapper Creek.
And they had absolutely no idea how much we cared. Time to change that.
Over the next few months, we're going to slowly introduce you and pay tribute to the music of this band--and especially songwriter and singer Mike Wagoner--that made music worthy of a much larger audience. We hope you enjoy the songs, share them widely if you do and help build the audience their music deserves. If you're a musician, we hope you start playing them. This project is all about saying thanks to one of our inspirations.
-Bryan & Jack
Give Me Some Room (M. Wagoner)
Sad Man (J. Caborne)
Tulsa Blues (M. Wagoner)
Written by MIKE WAGONER ©
By John Crowley
Ode to a Lady (M. Wagoner)
Written by MIKE WAGONER ©
BRYAN DAISLEY: lead vocal, keyboard, acoustic guitar, bass, harmony vocal, electric guitar solo; JACK PARKER: drums, percussion, electric guitar, harmony vocal; ALYSSA STOCK: harmony vocal
By Frankie J. Dunn
Original Trapper Creek Songs
While the original Trapper Creek cassette tape that inspired this project is no longer available, the artists have given us permission to provide samples of each song. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
To hear more current songs by Mike Wagoner, look him up on your favorite streaming service, such as Spotify.
Credits and Production Notes
Thanks (so far) to...
Mike Wagoner, John Phillips and John Stoll - For the stories, for supporting this project, and most of all for for the amazing music
Sadie Sicilia - For trusting us with the idea, helping make the connections and telling the stories in your upcoming book
Art Frankel and Alyssa Stock - For lending your talents to our songs
Pecky Cox - For embracing this project and helping connect the music back to the community where it came from
Produced by Bryan Daisley & Jack Parker
Mixed by Bryan Daisley
Mastered by Nathan James Allan and Kevin Younkins (Tulsa Blues)
Three members of the original Trapper Creek Band. From left: John Stoll, John Phillips, Mike Wagoner
Mike, Bryan and JP
Summer 2021 :-)
The Tip Jar
If you enjoy the music and want to tip the band, it helps us do more projects like these. Albums often run into the $1000s to produce, and while we're doing this one for a few $100s by focusing on our own talents and persuading a few friends, the goal remains the same: somehow break even so the show can go on!
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