Elisabeth von Trapp
Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Folk, New Age-tinged mainstream pop vocal
Most recent release, Love Never Ends (2005)
Pure voice reminiscent of Judy Collins or Dee Carstensen. (email@example.com)
Von Trapp writes most of her own material but does do a few covers.
Von Trapp is a descendant of the music von Trapp family portrayed in the musical The Sound of Music. This heritage is present, not so much in her style, but in her purity. Von Trapp appears to be the antithesis of say, Diamanda Galas. There is very little dark or even alternative in her approach. Her voice is pure, and her songs are beautifully arranged and full of hope and goodwill. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
1994—von Trapp Music, P.O. Box 827, Waitsfield, VT 05673, U.S.A.
Hard to find, available directly from von Trapp Music or LadySlipper.
Elisabeth von Trapp—vocals, guitar
Recorded live at a summer evening concert. Has covers of Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic" and Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing".
1996—von Trapp Music, P.O. Box 827, Waitsfield, VT 05673, U.S.A.—vtm 201
By mail order from label, or from Ladyslipper
Medium to Low
Maria von Trapp—guitars, piano, vocals, backing vocals
Charles Eller—piano, keyboards, harmonium, accordion
Elizabeth von Trapp, Charles Eller, and Lane Gibson; Executive producer, Edward Hall
Beautifully arranged and instrumented album, but very smooth and a tad overproduced. Reminiscent of Dee Carstensen's album Beloved One. Almost spiritual in tone, if not lyrically. Not recommended to those who like alternative bite in their music. But for those who like beautiful voice, splendid piano and guitar, Von Trapp definitely is talented. Songwriting is a little sappy at times. The most bitter sentiment expressed on the album is regret over shooing away a bird whose song was bothering her. Depending on your perspective, this may be a refreshingly optimistic album full of goodwill, or just some pretty ear candy that would be nice to go to sleep to. (email@example.com)
Write von Trapp Music, P.O. Box 827, Waitsfield, VT 05673, U.S.A.; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Jeffrey Hanson for work on this entry.
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