Trampled By Turtles is an American bluegrass/folk-rock band from Duluth, Minnesota. The band members have referenced inspirations such as Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Nirvana and Ralph Stanley. They have released eight full albums, three of which have reached US Billboard chart number one spots. Their fifth release, Palomino, maintained a position in the Top 10 on the bluegrass charts for 52 straight weeks. Their latest album, Wild Animals, was released on July 15, 2014. They have played internationally and at many popular music festivals in the US, and as of July 29, 2015, they will have played live in every state except Hawaii.
Dave Simonett – guitar, lead vocals, harmonica
Tim Saxhaug – bass, backing vocals
Dave Carroll – banjo, backing vocals
Erik Berry – mandolin, backing vocals
Ryan Young – fiddle, backing vocals
Simonett, Saxhaug, and Young also play in a side project called Dead Man Winter. Young fronts The Fiddle Heirs and continues to collaborate with Pert Near Sandstone; he contributed to their cover of The Beatles classic "I Am the Walrus".
Trampled by Turtles, Live 2014
I've seen these guys probably a dozen times or so at various venues and music festivals. I lived in Duluth for about 5 years, of which I saw them frequently whenever they played at Pizza Luce's. They put on a great performance. I've never been let down by a Trampled concert. I just wish the tickets were still as cheap as they used to be back in Duluth.