Trampled by Turtles bridge the gap between folk tradition and the members’ alt-rock background, which is evident across the band’s eight full-lengths and bluegrass-inspired covers of Pixies and Radiohead tracks. The group’s foundational unplugged sound has become more symphonic since its start in 2004, while staying true to its roots-rock nature. One can hear fingers flying across several string instruments simultaneously, resulting in magical mountain music. A vibrant frenzy of intersecting genres and interests, the quintet writes a love letter to blues and rock and roll greats with its own Americana penmanship. Bohemian country troublemaker Sierra Ferrell will open with an enchanted set of Southern melodies.
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Acclaimed five-piece alt-bluegrass band formed in Duluth, MN. See Calendar Pick on p. 13.
SIERRA FERRELL Alt-country singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN.