Trampled by Turtles Bring a New Album to Webster HallApril 16th, 2012
Trampled by Turtles have been putting a modern, thrashing, turned-up twist on bluegrass music for about eight years. Like the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons, this Duluth, Minn., five-piece employs banjos, fiddles and mandolins—plus layered harmonies—to get their point across, sometimes doing it a little bit louder. They released their first album, Songs from a Ghost Town, in 2004 and have been steadily playing high-energy shows ever since. The band’s fifth LP, Palomino, out in 2010, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and stayed in the Top 10 for more than a year. But Trampled by Turtles (above, playing “Widower’s Heart” for hearya.com) are back with a new album, Stars and Satellites, out last Tuesday. See them, along with These United States, another great live band with a new album on the way, at Webster Hall tomorrow night.