TRIGGER: TO INITIATE OR PRECIPITATE (A CHAIN OF EVENTS, SCIENTIFIC REACTION, PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESS, ETC.)
SLIP: A MISTAKE IN JUDGMENT OR TO LOSE ONE’S FOOTING.
Triggers & Slips music is steeped in the psychology of relationships. Like so much country music that came before, theirs originates in personal mistakes and a stepped on heart. Led by singer songwriter Morgan Snow, whose voice has been described as “pure soul,” with hints of familiarity, haunting and powerful with no comparison to pinpoint. It is the one thing you won’t forget. His songs will hit you in the gut. Some will hurt, some will make you laugh at him or yourself, but what is shared from night to night, be it a full band Triggers & Slips show or Morgan Snow playing alone is a connection, a new relationship waiting to be revisited and rekindled time and time again.
-Morgan Snow also performs frequently as a solo singer-songwriter
Although the sound of Triggers and Slips has evolved over the years. one constant has been fellow singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Davis. Davis adds gritty harmonies, lap steel and lead guitar, but also takes over occasionally as lead singer on certain songs. Having two vocalists with strong songwriting and an ear to compliment one another adds something special and unique to the live performances of Triggers & Slips and the connection of Snow and Davis has been instrumental in the quality of both the Triggers & Slips self titled, and Buffalo vs. Train albums, but also on the newly released (11/22/19) Triggers & Slips album “The Stranger.” It’s no wonder that artists like Uncle Tupelo, Alice in Chains, and Willie and Waylon are some of their major influences.
Much like their hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, the music of Triggers & Slips has continued to evolve. Left to his own devices, Snow has written and recorded songs without relying on commercial success to drive his body of work. Instead, he has relied on finding his own voice, and assembling a team of likeminded musicians to follow him in his pursuit of writing from the heart, and taking chances.