Singer and songwriter Greg Trooper has been sharing music around the country since 1986. Trooper’s songs have been recorded by numerous artists, including Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg and Robert Earl Keen. Considered a songwriter’s songwriter by many, Trooper gained attention with 1998’s “Popular Demons” and 2005’s “Make It Through This World,” which stand out to many fans as his best. Having toured extensively for years, Trooper also has established a reputation as an energetic performer who charms audiences. In 2011 he released “Upside-Down Town,” which reinvigorates his earthy style of songwriting and shows that he has a few more tricks up his sleeves. Greg Trooper performs at Ashland Coffee and Tea on Thursday, March 29, at 8 p.m. $15-$20. 798-1702.