Trampled by Turtles

Album review: Trampled by Turtles, “Wild Animals”

Though its carrying capacity has seen a bump in the last decade or so, popular music can only support so many banjo bands. Duluth, Minnesota’s Trampled By Turtles began making a case for one more in earnest in 2010 with their crossover album, “Palomino,” a worthy introduction to the band’s two lone modes: speed picking and plaintive alt-folk.

RockyGrass to host Bela Fleck, Trampled by Turtles, Punch Brothers, more at 40th festival in Lyons

The annual RockyGrass festival at the Planet Bluegrass ranch in Lyons is consistently one of the summer’s best weekends for live music. Part “big name” festival, part community gathering with its late-night picking circles, the 40th incarnation of the fest (running Friday-Sunday) will host bluegrass and folk favorites Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Trampled by Turtles, Punch Brothers, Tim O’Brien, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Dr.

Mile Marker: Dead Man Winter

Trampled by Turtles shocked and awed many of us during this year's Telluride Bluegrass festival, so when we had the chance to have TBT lead vocalist/songwriter Dave Simonett and his side project Dead Man Winter come by Uneven Studio, we jumped at the chance.