__ "The band has a barely restrained raw energy that is reminiscent of what it may have sounded like if The Flying Burrito Brothers had collaborated with Keith Richards for an album. While the music has a loose, raw feel similar to the best of The Flying Burrito Brothers when the band was fronted by Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman, it’s Dan Buehner’s songs that strike the most original chord and give this band a sense of integrity and the potential to persevere."
Terry Roland - No Depression
"The band members grew up in disparate places, but all absorbed influences such as Gram Parsons and Hank Williams Sr. Lead guitarist Johnny Ranck spent weekends growing up on his family's cattle ranch in Wyoming, and when he drove his dad's pickup around the ranch, he listened to songs by Bakersfield music pioneers Buck Owens, Don Rich and Merle Haggard."
David Burger - Salt Lake Tribune
The Trappers got things off to a rollicking start, filling Burt's with fans of their brand of whiskey-soaked roots-rock one night after opening a sold-out show for Alabama Shakes at The State Room. The band's self-titled album released last year was one of my favorite local offerings, and seeing them two nights in a row showed me that this is one Salt Lake City band ready for bigger things. ”
Dan Nailen - City Weekly
“Listen to The Trappers perform and you will hear vintage rock and blues with a twist of country. That may sound ordinary until you learn the five-member group uses one of America’s most unique-sounding instruments — a pedal steel guitar.”
Autumn Thatcher - Salt Lake Tribune
"The arrangements and musical materials have a good deal of country in them, a strong dose of blues, and (like the band they remind me of most, The Band) a lot of groove, that draws on the rhythm sections of 1960s commercial soul music. "
Oliver Arditi - Album Roundup
"Waterloo is a torch song that brings a very old sound to the band, with the pedal steel picking the sweet tune with the guitar, it has a feel of something Gram Parsons would have done on his two seminal releases GP and the Grievous Angel."
Vernon Tart - Culture Bomb