It was a strong double bill Sunday night (Nov. 9) at Schubas, with headliner Blitzen Trapper and opener Horse Feathers. Blitzen Trapper continues to defy categorization, playing a rousing brand of roots rock with lots of classic-rock flourishes … and even a Dolly Parton cover.
I just started listening to Horse Feathers for the first time a few days ago, but I can already tell I like this group. The concert was a hushed set of mellow folk music with guitar, cello and violin – a little bit like Iron & Wine or Bowerbirds, with smartly minimal arrangements. The crowd gave Horse Feathers an especially enthusiastic round of applause at the end of the set, demanding one more song – and Horse Feathers complied with a rare encore for an opening band.