Trampled by Turtles
|Trampled by Turtles|
|Origin||Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.|
|Genres||Indie folk, Alternative country, Bluegrass|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, harmonica|
Trampled By Turtles (TBT) is an American 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. Their fifth release, Palomino, maintained a position in the Top 10 on the Billboard bluegrass charts for 52 straight weeks. Their music has been featured in TV shows including Deadliest Catch and Squidbillies. Their song Alone was featured at the end of the 2013 movie The Way, Way Back. Their newest album, Stars and Satellites, was released on April 10, 2012 and debuted at number 32 on the Billboard 200 Chart and number 11 on the Alternative Chart.
The band has performed at many national festivals including Coachella, Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Bumbershoot, and Pickathon. In 2011, they performed at several large folk festivals such as Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival and 2011 ROMP roots and branches. They are scheduled to play San Francisco's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, the Sasquatch Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Firefly Festival, Rock the Garden, All Good Music Festival and Newport Folk Festival in 2012.
- Dave Simonett – guitar, lead vocals, harmonica
- Tim Saxhaug – bass, backing vocals
- Dave Carroll – banjo, backing vocals
- Erik Berry – mandolin
- Ryan Young – fiddle, backing vocals
Simonett, Saxhaug, and Young also play in a side project called Dead Man Winter, and Young fronts The Fiddle Heirs and continues to collaborate with Pert Near Sandstone, perhaps most notably on their rendition of The Beatles classic "I Am the Walrus".
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|US Grass||US||US Heat||US Indie||US Alt||US Folk||US Rock|
|Songs from a Ghost Town||
|Blue Sky and the Devil||
|Stars and Satellites||
|Live at First Avenue||
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart|
|2010||"Wait So Long"||Justin Gustavision|
|"Where Is My Mind?"|
|"Walt Whitman"||Jim Fortier/Dave Willis|
|2013||"Midnight on the Interstate"||Stephanie Erlandson|
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