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FALL ! - September 10, 2011

The band has some great stuff planned for the Fall - new venues, new markets, new music & continuing to work hard on our 3rd, forthcoming, CD.  We are still in the process of tracking, but are excited at what we are creating & look forward to getting it to you in the near future.

In the middle of this month we will be hitting the terrific town of Great Barrington, MA in the Berkshires. This will our first time playing here at the GypsyJoynt Cafe...Near the end of the month we will be in Nyack during the Nyack Street Festival.

In early October, we are honored to have been invited to perform during WRIP 97.9FM's Benefit for Greene County Hurricane Irene victims - this area of the Hudson Valley was hit very hard & we are grateful to be able to share our music as part of the healing & rebuilding that will be needed there.  Early October also finds the band headlining New Paltz' COTA Festival (Celebration of The Arts). 

Then, we wrap up pre-holiday festivities in early November with a home area show at the High Falls Cafe & a celebrated return to the amazing Howland Cultural Center in Beacon.  Sean finishes the 2011 year with a solo slot opening for the incredible Pat DiNizio (of The Smithereens).

As always, we are grateful for your continued support - see out there somewhere...

July 22nd Sarah Street Grill Show Cancelled - July 22, 2011

The Trapps will not be performing at The Sarah Street Grill tonight.  The show has been cancelled and we will work with the venue to reschedule.  We apologize to anyone who was planning to go to the show tonight.

BITTER PILL - Official Music Video is Here! - July 13, 2011

We are thrilled to announce that the official music video for "BITTER PILL" has arrived!!!

Check it out here:

We are grateful for the hard work and dedication by the talented Producer / Director, Neil Moreno of Blizzard Productions. His guidance, vision and passion are a blessing, and we are honored with what he has created in bringing "Bitter Pill" to life on screen for the band.  

We truly hope you can take a moment out of your busy, hectic lives to check out the video. We firmly believe in its message and hope it will resonate with every one of you. Please forward it on to as many people as you can to help convey the message and to always remember...

"I Won't Give Up...You Don't Give Up..."

Exclusive Behind The Scenes Videos - June 29, 2011

We are thrilled to announce we have just finished shooting our second music video with our incredible Producer/Director Neil Moreno, of Blizzard Productions for the song "BITTER PILL".  Neil describes it as: "A deep, dark, emotional journey through the events that shaped lives".  

We plan to start posting various video interviews, diary accounts, and behind the scenes clips now and again to keep you informed about what’s new with The Trapps. The following clips are the first wave that shed some light on the song and what the process of recording it was like.

Get a sneak peak and hear what the band members have to say about it in these EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS here:

Headlining The Falcon for First Time! - June 6, 2011

THURSDAY JUNE 23 - 6:30PM - HEADLINING THE FALCON in MARLBORO - The Trapps will be headlining the amazing "Live at The Falcon" in Marlboro, NY.  This venue was recently written up in the NY Times as one of the best live music venues anywhere! The show starts EARLY too...doors at 6PM, and our very dear friends The Sweet Clementines open the show at 7:00PM.  They have a terrific new CD out too so be sure to grab yourself a copy! The Trapps will be on at 7:45PM-9:00PM.  We encourage you to come out & support live music & this is a terrific venue & place to do just that.

JOES PUB SHOW FROM 6/4/2011 - We wanted to thank our friends & fans that came out to support us in NYC this past weekend at Joe's Pub. We had a really memorable night there & could not have done it without you.  If you missed the show you can catch a few minutes of the replay at:  Be sure to click on "The Trapps Part 1" link.

YOU pick the Songs for our Set in NYC - May 18, 2011

We are looking forward to our return to famed Joe's Pub in NYC on Saturday, June 4th at 11:30PM. This is a terrific venue & an important, high-profile showcase for our band. We encourage you to purchase advance tix:
We also want YOU to help US construct our "Acoustic Set"! Rather than us deciding what songs we should play, we thought it would be fun to have YOU - our fans & friends, decide what songs we should include in the "Acoustic Set" portion of the show.  Below is the list of songs that we'd like to base our acoustic set from. 
1) Please choose your Top 3 choices, out of this working list of songs, you would like to hear in our "Acoustic Set" at Joe's Pub.
2) We'll base that set on the songs that receive the most votes from...YOU!
3) You can email or Facebook us your Top 3 choices back at:
We look forward to receiving your picks & see you in NYC on Sat June 4th at Joe's Pub !

Alright Now
I'm Through
Hammer Falls
Quiet Road
The Return
Grab It & Run
Without It

The Trapps to Perform Acoustic & Electric Sets at Joe's Pub - April 29, 2011

Like many of the artists the band has looked up to in their 10-year career (The Black Crowes, Allman Brothers, The Jayhawks), The Trapps will do their part to honor a longtime tradition by performing a mini-acoustic set during their return to famed Joes' Pub in NYC on Sat, June 4th @ 11:30PM.  Get your tickets now before it sells out: 

Beyond fronting The Trapps, Sean is also a martial arts instructor of children. The Marbletown Multi-Arts Center (MaMA), one of the locations where he teaches, is hosting a benefit concert to raise money & awareness for this important community organization. The Trapps will be joined by Blue Doll (featuring Sarah Perrotta) along with amazing raffle prizes for classes during this benefit concert for MaMA.
Sunday, May 22nd - A Benefit for Marbletown Multi-Arts (MaMA)
MaMA, Main Street Stone Ridge
Doors 6:00PM
Blue Doll 6:30PM
The Trapps 7:15PM or

Return to Joe's Pub, NYC - April 2, 2011

We are thrilled to announce to friends and fans that The Trapps will be returning to famed JOE'S PUB in NYC on Saturday, June 4th at 11:30PM.  The show was a sellout last time & we encourage you to purchase your tickets early to get your reserved seating now. The show will sell out again & we want you to be there to share the experience with us!

Get your advance tix now for The Trapps Live at Joe's Pub Saturday, June 4th 11:30PM at:

The Trapps with Assembly of Dust! - March 22, 2011

So, it seems that all of the summer jam festivals we have been a part of in the past are now paying off in a good way for the band.  We are honored to announce that we'll be playing 2 shows next week with the incredible, Assembly of Dust. Get your tickets early as these shows will sell out.

Thursday, March 31st - Opening for AOD at the Bearsville Theater, Bearsville, NY - 7:30PM

Friday, April 1st - Opening for AOD at The Fairfield Theater Company, Fairfield, CT - 7:00PM

***HEY NYC*** - THE TRAPPS RETURN TO JOE'S PUB ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4th at 11:30PM.  Get your tickets & reserved seating early as this show will sell out again.

New "Unplugged" Music, NYC Review - March 2, 2011


We’d like to invite you to come hear The Trapps on Friday, March 4th as they perform an opening set for The Eileen Jewel Band at the Towne Creir Café.  Tickets and info:


Click on the MP3 links to sample the latest “unplugged” vibe. These are live acoustic versions of the songs “Fool Proof” performed by Jason & Sean and “Hammer Falls” performed by the full band, recorded at Split Rock Studios in New Paltz, NY.


Pick up a copy of the March/April 2011 “ELMORE MAGAZINE” to see a wonderful picture & concert review of The Trapps from their show last month at Joe’s Pub in NYC. We are indebted to Kay Cordtz for her support & coverage of the band.

Joe's Pub Review & A Spotlight on Songwriting - January 26, 2011

Hey friends - we wanted you to read the first bit of press we received following our Joe's Pub performance a few weeks ago.  Check out what Patrick Pawlowski, from had to say about the band & the performance. 

Read it here:

Sean has been performing as a solo acoustic artist over the years & every once in awhile he performs as part of an ongoing songwriter series based in Cold Spring, NY called THE LISTENING ROOM, run by the terrific Ken Veltz.  Catch a clip of what goes on here at this incredibly intimate series where "song" & "listening" go hand in hand. It is quite extraordinary.
View it here:

NYC Buzzing for The Trapps at Joe's Pub Sat 1/15/11 - January 12, 2011

Read some buzz about The Trapps upcoming show at Joe's Pub in NYC this Saturday, January 15th at 11:30 PM...Elmore Magazine, one of the more highly respected music publications based in NYC, will be on hand this Saturday eve to check out the show & write a review of the concert for an upcoming issue.
Get your advance tix now at:

Interview from

Preview from

Coming to Joes' Pub. HELP US! - January 3, 2011

The Trapps return to New York City on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 11:30pm for a sixty minute performance at Joe's Pub located at 425 Lafayette Street in The East Village.  Joe's Pub is a legendary venue & we are honored to be gracing the stage, WE NEED YOUR HELP

Please Purchase Your Tickets Early (and save money too!) Advance tickets and additional information about Joe's Pub can be found on

Looking forward to seeing you at the show!

  • The first fifty Trapps concertgoers to arrive at Joe’s Pub will receive a free download card containing 2 songs from the soon to be released third Trapps CD. 
  • In addition, ALL Trapps ticketholders will receive a raffle ticket making them eligible to win an acoustic home concert by The Trapps.  The winner will be announced mid-show.

The Trapps Will Perform at Joe's Pub in January - December 10, 2010

The Trapps will return to New York City on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 at 11:30pm for a sixty minute performance at Joe's Pub located at 425 Lafayette Street in The East Village.  The January 15th show marks The Trapps’ debut performance at the legendary East Village concert hall Joe's Pub.  The Trapps hit the stage on Saturday, January 15th at 11:30pm. Advance tickets and additional information about Joe's Pub can be found on

  • The first FIFTY Trapps concertgoers to arrive at Joe’s Pub will receive a FREE download card containing songs from the soon to be released third Trapps CD. 
  • In addition, ALL Trapps ticketholders will receive a raffle ticket making them eligible to win an acoustic home concert by The Trapps.  The winner will be announced mid-show.

Located at 425 Lafayette Street, Joe's Pub opened in October of 1998 and is known as one of the great live music rooms in Manhattan.  The venue features impeccable sound and lights and an intimate candlelit atmosphere.  The Village Voice voted Joe's Pub the “Best Excuse to Let a Single Venue Dictate Your Taste" and Newsweek calls the club "one of the country's best small stages."  Joe's pub has featured the talents of Bono, Elvis Costello, Pete Townsend, and many others.

NYC - JOE'S PUB SHOW CONFIRMED!! - November 18, 2010

Our first show of 2011 will be at JOE'S PUB in NYC!  This is truly one of the most incredible venues anywhere in the world & surely one of THE MOST important shows to date for the band.  

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Please: Buy your tickets early, spread the word to your facebook/email lists, get your friends to come with you & come on out to the show Jan, 15th 2011!

** SAT JAN 15th, 2011 **

425 Lafayette St
New York New York 10001
US (212) 539-8770
Price: $12 advance, $14 door

HOPE Video Contest for our Fans! - October 20, 2010

The Trapps will be making their debut in Stroudsburg, PA on Friday, Nov 12th at the Sarah St Grill. To help promote the show - the band, Penns Peak Radio, The Pocono Record, and Main Street Jukebox in Stroudsburg, along with our terrific publicist, Gil Coronado of CILA Mngmnt, have sponsored a contest to get YOU, the fans, directly involved with the concert.  From October 20th - November 10th, fans are invited to create a music video (25MB limit) for The Trapps song HOPE (off of their album Cheap Seats). These videos can be made in any format - hand held cameras, cell phones, professionally shot, etc...the concept is to create a video for the band's song HOPE & submit it to the address listed below.  One winner will be announced at 3:00PM on Friday, Nov 12th on The Karen Kixx Radio Show on Penns Peak Radio ( - their video will then be played in conjunction with the band's performance that same evening on the big large screen monitor at the venue!! The winner will also receive a free "signed" CD & poster along with dinner for 2 at the Sarah St Grill.  So, get creative, make a video, send it our way & let's see what YOU, the fans, come up with!

Mail DVD's to:

The Trapps 'HOPE" Contest
c/o CILA llc, Management
50 Carly Ct
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

201-424-8914 with any questions 
Send via email: (limit 25MB)

Also - An Evening with The Trapps - returning to the


A Concert Review - October 1, 2010

We want to thank Patrick Pawlowski, of, for his review of our NYC appearance at the Rockwood Music Hall.  The site has been extremely generous to the band in running both a feature story & the subsequent concert review.

Read it here:

We also want to extend a HUGE thank you to Christina Varga, owner & operator of the VARGA Gallery in Woodstock, NY who offered up her gallery space to the band during the opening night of the Woodstock Film Festival.  Christina is an amazing artist & a big supporter of our band & we are very grateful to her for the great vibes & good times.  Check out her website at:

NYC Press & Film Festival for the band - September 24, 2010

They say in NYC "If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere"...well, that may or may not be true, but we are grateful to have Joey Franco's ear, Editor in Chief, at, who gave us a great piece of promotion for our upcoming show this weekend in NYC at Rockwood Music Hall, Saturday, Sept 25th at 8:00PM.  This site has nearly 100,000 hits every month and has become a useful tool for many folks visiting NYC & looking for things to do.

The Trapps have been invited to perform on Thursday, Sept 30th, at The Varga Gallery & Studio, during the opening night films, of the 2010 Woodstock Film Festival.  The band will peform intimate "acoustic" sets with the first set starting at 5:30 PM before the first film screening, then again a performance in the 8:30(ish) hour followed by the 2nd film screening, and a 3rd and final set directly after the 2nd screening finishes (the 11pm hour).
130 Tinker Street
Woodstock New York 12498
USA 845.679.4005


 Tuesday, Sept 28th Penns Peak Radio (Internet Radio) 

Live on air with Casey Parker
325 Maury Road
Jim Thorpe Pennsylvania 18229
US 866.897.9777
Tuesday, Sept 28th WESS 90.3 FM East Stroudsburg Univ Radio
200 Prospect Street
East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania 18301

Solo, Duo, Trio, Full decide! - September 14, 2010

Hey friends - There's a little bit of something for everyone this month with shows all over the place in every format we could think of...we'll also be hitting TV & RADIO this month. New songs, new places, and lot's of old friends & good times. See you out there on the road... 

Televison - Wed, Sept 15th-10 PM. Woodstock Public Access Televsion Channel 23 in the Hudson Valley on the "The Apocolpyse Varga Show TV" to stream it live anywhere in the world!!

Radio - Tues, Sept 28th 5-6PM. WESS 90.3 FM East Stroudsburg University Radio, PA. to stream it live anywhere in the world!!

Live Shows:

  • Thu, Sept 16 - Acoustic Thursdays High Falls Cafe, High Falls - Sean Solo Show 6:30PM
  • Sat, Sept 18 - 2 Alice's Coffee & Wine Lounge, Cornwall on Hudson - Full Band 8:00PM
  • Fri, Sept 24 - Babycakes Cafe, Poughkeepsie - Acoustic Trio 7:30PM
  • Sat, Sept 25 - Mudd Puddle Cafe at Water St. Market, New Paltz - Acoustic Duo 1:00PM
  • Sat, Sept 25 - Rockwood Music Hall, NYC - Full Band 8:00PM

Good "Vibes" Leads to Great Shows! - August 2, 2010

We had an incredible time performing during Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT. What an amazing line-up of music. Playing the Green Vibes stage overlooking the ocean & watching the sun go down in the middle of our set was truly a blessing to have shared with so many folks. We consider ourselves very lucky to have had the experience & hope to share it again.  The good vibes will keep rolling on through August & we hope you can join us for a few of these really terrific high profile events.

Some special highlights include opening for amazing songwriter Jackie Green on Tues August 10th at the Bearsville Theater, opening for legendary recording artist America as part of the Belleayre Summer Concert Series on Sat Aug 14th, and opening for Rhett Miller (of the Old 97's) at the Town Crier on Sat Aug 21st

Also - see the band at their adopted second home in Cold Spring at Whistling Willies this Friday Aug 6. Then, the band will be joined by the incredible Sweet Clementines on Saturday Aug 7 at Market Market in Rosendale where there will be too many amazing musicians in one room to name. We'll also be debuting in Brattleboro, VT at the Weathervane Music Hall in the middle of the month on Fri, Aug 14th.

...So the journey continues. Thanks for sharing the ride.

Festivals & More Festivals! - July 8, 2010

July is festival month for The Trapps!  We are pleased to announce that we have 3 great festivals where the band will be showcasing this month. Along with this, the band will debut in Peekskill & Sean & Jason will perform alongside the amazing Todd Rundgren!

Saturday, July 10th - 12:45PM set on the Village Stage - The Plesantville Music Festival. The Trapps are part of this awesome event with Rusted Root, Jakob Dylan & a host of other terrific artists including our good friends The Erin Hobson Compact!

Sunday, July 25th - 2:00PM set on the Firehouse Stage - The Rosendale Street Festival. The Trapps return for this awesome 2 day event of music in Rosendale.

Saturday, July 31st - 7:45PM set on the Green Vibes Stage. Gathering of The Vibes Festival. The Trapps have the headlining set on this side stage amidst artists like Bob Weir & Phil Lesh, Umphrey's McGee, Martin Sexton & Primus.

TODD RUNDGREN SHOW - Sean & Jason will perform as an acoustic duo opening for the legendary one. Tuesday, July 13th at the Bearsville Theater. 8:00PM set.

PEEKSKILL - The Trapps debut here Friday, July 16th at 7:30PM at the Beanrunner Cafe. An intimate venue located in the heart of Peekskill & the show was recently highlighted in the NY TIMES listings!

BIG Shows are here! - June 21, 2010

The Trapps return to NYC this Saturday, June 26th at 9:00PM at the Rockwood Music Hall. We had such an amazing time a few months back, so we decided to do it again & it's FREE!

    Saturday, June 26th
    9:00PM Sharp - 45 min set
    Rockwood Music Hall
    196 Allen Street
    NYC, NY

CONCERT ALERT: Sean & Jason will be performing as an acoustic duo opening for the legendary Todd Rundgren on July 13th at the Bearsville Theater at 8:00PM.  This show will sell out early.

Review & Radio - May 27, 2010

PRESS: Click the link below to read the latest review of The Trapps "Cheap Seats". This is from the Folk & Music Exchange based in New Hampshire & we are honored to have their attention & support.

RADIO: The Trapps will be live on the airwaves in early June. Check the list below to find out where & when & remember, you can stream these stations online anywhere in the world to hear some new material from the bands upcoming 3rd album.

Wed June 9th - 8AM Live on 100.1 WDST

Wed June 9th - 12PM Live on 91.3 WVKR

Fri June 11th - 10PM Live on 100.7 WHUD

LIVE: The Trapps want to cordially invite you to "An Evening with The Trapps" at the Howland Cutlural Center on Saturday, June 12th at 8:00PM in Beacon, NY.  This is an historic building with incredible acoustics & we encourage fans/friends to buy tickets early at:

Cold Spring & More - May 13, 2010

COLD SPRING:  The band will make its long awaited return to Cold Spring this Sat at Whistling Willie's on Main Street. We encourage early arrival here as it gets jammed to the rafters. The band will be previewing some new material from their upcoming 3rd album. Show starts at 8:30PM.

AN EVENING OF CREATIVE VOICES:  Sean will be hosting a songwriting workshop for students that will be capped off with an intimate evening performance led by Sean, including Highland & New Paltz High School students, performing "An Evening of Creative Voices". Talented students will perform songs and poetry - many in front of a live audience for the very first time! The event is Wed, May 26th from 6-8PM at the Mudd Puddle Cafe in downtown New Paltz at the Water St Market. It is open to the public.

VIDEO: The new video for HOPE off of "Cheap Seats":

RACE:  The Schenker family will once again host the 3rd Annual Bruce Schenker Memorial 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, June 12th at 9:30AM at the Gilded Otter in New Paltz, NY. To register for the event, make a donation or to become a sponsor, please visit the race website:

"HOPE" - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO - April 26, 2010


We are grateful to Neil Moreno (director/producer) and his entire crew at Blizzard Productions for all of their hard work & dedication to this project. This video would not have been possible without him on our team.

Click the link below & enjoy The Trapps debut music video:

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