Trampled By Turtles Share Live NPR Tiny Desk Concert Video

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Trampled by Turtles’ has just shared a video from their NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert.

Of the performance NPR Music’s Bob Boilen praises “What immediately attracted me to Trampled by Turtles when I first saw the band was its speed, but the Minnesotans are about more than just blistering bluegrass. They also write beautiful, heartfelt folk-pop songs.”

Trampled by Turtles’ latest record Wild Animals was released this summer to critical acclaim. The album was produced by Alan Sparhawk, the lead singer-songwriter of Low and recorded in the legendary Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, MN (Nirvana, Andrew Bird, The Jayhawks).

Watch it here:

Trampled by Turtles is touring throughout the U.S. and Europe this fall. Furthermore, the band is excited to reveal their first annual Festival Palomino launching September 20 at Canterbury Park just outside of Minneapolis. The band is curating the entire festival—confirmed performers include The Head and the Heart, Low, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Field Report, Apache Relay and Erik Koskinen. See below for full routing details.

Formed in Duluth, MN in 2003, Trampled by Turtles is Simonett, Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry and Ryan Young. Within the contained music scene of Duluth, the members of the band did their own time in punk and rock bands brandishing their electricity proudly before switching to acoustic instruments.

While they never set out to be a bluegrass band, Trampled by Turtles employs many of the same traditional techniques of the genre, but their differences in influences and attack make for their unique sound. After spending years refining their live show and building fans via word of mouth, they released their debut Palomino to little fanfare out of the gates. The story quickly built and eventually the record spent over a year straight on the Billboard Heatseakers Chart.

September 4 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
September 5 Madison, WI Overture Center for the Arts
September 6 Cincinnati, OH Ohio River Throwdown
September 7 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
September 9 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
September 10 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
September 11 Boston, MA House of Blues
September 12 New York, NY Terminal 5
September 13 Columbia, MD Route 29 Revue
September 14 Burlington, VT Grand Point North Music Festival
September 16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theatre
September 17 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
September 18 Des Moines, IA Simon Estes Amphitheater
September 20 Shakopee, MN Festival Palomino
September 27 Kansas City, KS Crossroads KC
September 28 Columbia, MO Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
October 16 Ozark, AR Harvest Music Festival
October 18 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
October 19 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
October 20 Arcata, CA Humboldt State
October 23 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
October 24 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
October 25 Reno, NV Cargo
October 26 Las Vegas, NV Life is Beautiful Festival
November 10 Munich, DE Kranhalle
November 11 Berlin, DE Bang Bang Club
November 12 Hamburg, DE Prinzenbar
November 13 Köln, DE Luxor
November 14 The Hague, NL Crossing Border Festival
November 15 Paris, FR La Maroquinerie
November 16 Bristol, UK Thekla
November 17 Manchester, UK Gorilla
November 18 Glasgow, UK The Art School
November 19 Birmingham, UK The Institute
November 20 London, UK Scala
November 22 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso Noord

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