“Cold Water Waltz” is a mostly stripped-down affair, with the focus squarely on Trapper’s achingly honest lyrics, honeyed tenor and delicate fingerpicking. The record features Boston legends Duke Levine (Aimee Man, Peter Wolf) & Jim Prescott (G Love & Special Sauce) as well as Matt Beck (Matchbox Twenty, Rod Stewart) & a co-write with Rob Thomas (the song “Clear”). Produced and recorded by Brad Young and Jason Meeker, the album was released on October 16th, 2020.

Released October 16th, 2020
All Songs Written and Performed by Chris Trapper
[2020 Always Gone Music/SESAC]
except for # 2 Written by
Chris Trapper/Rob Thomas
[2020 Downstate Music/ASCAP]
Produced by Brad Young
And Jason Meeker [2,4,8]
Recorded at BYK Music, Needham, MA
and Rock Pond Stduios, Georgetown, MA



Chris Trapper - guitar, piano, vocals
Matt Beck - electric guitar, accordion, lap steel, pedal steel, mandola, bass, drums, mandolin, piano, organ, percussion, wurlitzer, farfisa, synthesizer, banjo, cajon, backing vocals [1,3,4,8,9,10,11]
Duke Levine - banjo, mandola, lap steel, electric guitar, acoustic 12 string guitar, mellotron, bass, vibes [5,6,7,12]
Jason Meeker - drums, keyboards [2,4,8]
Dan McLoughlin - bass [4,8]
Jimmy "Jazz" Prescott - bass [6]
Kristin Cifelli - backing vocals [5]
Brad Young - keyboard [12,13]

Special Thanks To:

Hania, sami, Fairs, and Marley, the extended Trapper clan, the extended Khuri family, Nick Young, Rob and Marisol Thomas, Matt Beck, Martin and Georgeanne Calyanis Sexton, Colin Hay, Alan Doyle, Nick Lippman, Klye Jackson, Fan Club Cruises, The Push Stars, Todd Boufford, Tom Acomb and AOA, the Vytal Movement Dance Company, Nate Shaw, Jim Trocchio, Michael Pollard, Victoria Butash, Andria Goodrow, Jess Suchter, Lia Koch Moore, Jared Mahone, Mary Block, all the venues for giving music a home and to my amazing supporters for carrying me on their shoulders through the cold water. This record is dedicated to a true rock god, Matt Cox...see you on the other side.

Photography by Topher Cox, Topher Cox Photography
Design by Hania Khuri-Trapper, Khuri Design