Stars and Satellites
About Trampled By Turtles
From the Great Lakes state fabled for its musical legacy, from Dylan to the Jayhawks, comes northern roots music hybrid Trampled By Turtles. This breakneck acoustic quintet hailing from Duluth, MN made their Six Shooter and Canadian debut with Palomino, which topped the Billboard Bluegrass chart in 2010. Trampled By Turtles have developed a bracing hybrid of classic songwriting, bluegrass and folk – it’s North Country & Mid-Western Blue-collar ’grass with a fistful of gunpowder. Their style is permeated by a poignant, seductive desolation that calls to mind contemporaries Avett Brothers and Blitzen Trapper. Palomino, features plaintive, up-tempo ballads, with offers gorgeous, high lonesome harmonies offset by the raucous stomp of their ever-accelerating ‘speedgrass’ playing.