The Down Trunks

The Down Trunks


The Down Trunks are a pioneering band that takes the familiar sounds of bluegrass, blues, country, and rock 'n roll and reshapes them into a fresh new mold.


The Down Trunks formed in early 2001. They are a regional touring act that have taken them to numerous locales including Minneapolis, Stillwater, Des Moines, St. Louis, Chicago, Wichita, St. Paul, Lawrence, Kansas City, and Iowa City. Their music is simitaneously original and timeless. The DT's do not miss a beat when switching between heavily distorted rockers to stripped down acoustic driven songs.
The Down Trunks are influenced by Wilco, The Grateful Dead, Uncle Tupelo, Tom Petty, Split Lip Rayfield, The Replacements as well as others. The Down Trunks distance themselves from other bands by letting the songs themselves dictate where they will end up rather than trying to put constraints on them.


"Fifteen Even"- 2001
"Rock Unincorporated"-2003
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Set List

Our typical setlist is around 12 songs in about 45 minutes, but we have done shows for 3 hours and 30 songs. Typically we will play all originals with a single cover thrown in to keep us on our toes. We have covered: Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead, Wilco, Clem Snyde, Golden Smog, The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Cream, Weezer, Neil Young, Whiskeytown, Uncle Tupelo etc.