Americana? Roots-Rock? Alt/Country? Indie Twang? Most bands hate to be labeled, and the Trespassengers are no exception. Take equal parts introspective lyrical angst, instrumental breakdowns that are simultaneously traditional and psychedelic, and the kind of boozy, foot-stomping swagger you get from guys who work as hard as they play, and you have a recipe for music that appeals to both younger audiences looking for some refreshing honesty that stands in stark contrast to most modern commercial rock, as well as older audiences that can appreciate a novel approach to the traditional "classic" rock formula. Combining elements of the traditional folk-based singer-songwriter format with the post-modern sensibility and sonic textures of alternative and indie rock, the Trespassengers draw influence from (and comparisons to) both the "classic" rock of Neil Young, The Who, Jethro Tull, The Band, and The Eagles, as well as the contemporary sounds of bands such as Wilco, The Hold Steady, My Morning Jacket, The Eels, and Camper Van Beethoven. For over ten years, songwriter/guitarists Sam Weight and Todd Slater have produced a body of work comparable in quality and scope to some of the best-known songwriting teams in the business. Modestly self-described as "music that isn't brazen... just a few chords strung together that stick in your head, the kind you find yourself whistling days later," the Trespassengers' songs illuminate new facets of the themes we're all used to hearing about: good love and love gone bad, life and death, angels and demons, laughing and crying. According to Sam, "The band was founded on one essential premise: we play for the simple love of song. Our stuff comes from the heart, and we're very proud of that.' The current Trespassengers lineup also includes Ned Berry on fiddle, Matt Miller on bass, and Brian Lang on drums.