The Trapps, Mark Donato

COLONY WOODSTOCK PRESENTS:

The Trapps

Mark Donato

Thu · March 1, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00

The Trapps
The Trapps
One of the mid-Hudson valley’s most enduring and distinctive rock and experimental roots bands, The Trapps have released two critically lauded studio full lengths as well as live album recorded at the Howland in Beacon. They have performed tirelessly at venues ranging from Mountain Jam and Gathering of the Vibes to one of Levon Helm's original Rambles. Founded in the early 2000s by songwriter Sean Schenker and bassist/producer Jason Sarubbi after both had returned home to New Paltz after many years of musical journeys elsewhere, The Trapps current membership features long-time lead guitarist John Burdick (The Sweet Clementines, Macrofone), lap steel specialist Josh Roy Brown (Two Dark Birds, solo artist), and drummer Seth Moutal (The Seth Moutal and John Ferrara duo, Tracy Bonham). Their music has been described by Rolling Stone’s executive editor Jason Fine as “Elegant yet raw, darkly emotional but also shot through with light…full of surprising contrasts and casual beauty--rangy, experimental roots-rock played with confidence and hope.”
Mark Donato
Mark Donato
Mark Donato’s music has been praised in The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Woodstock Times, and elsewhere. The Village Voice called Donato’s music “unflinching yet sympathetic.” Time Out New York called him “smart (but not eggheady)” and his songs “sweet, witty and wry.” Roll Magazine called his record A History of the Boys and Girls an “utterly wonderful collection of songs.”

His lyrical, melodic, and sometimes disturbing songs chronicle a broad range of experience related to being a human on earth, and his band of jolly players includes several of the Hudson Valley’s finest musicians: John Burdick, of the Sweet Clementines, Mark Lerner, of Life In a Blender, and Eric Parker, who’s played with Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, and scores of others.

In previous lives, Donato drummed, sang and played harmonica for John Linnell of They Might Be Giants, Flat Old World, The Oswalds (recently reconstituted), Rosine, Amy Allison, and others. He’s made 5 full-length records, the latest being Trespassing for Beginners, and has a new one in the oven.
Venue Information:
Colony
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY, 12498
http://www.colonywoodstock.com/