A Taste of Bluegrass on Houston Street

May 25th, 2010

Trampled by Turtles, the Duluth, Minn., quintet, have been putting a modern, thrashing twist on bluegrass music for seven years. Like the Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show before them, the band uses banjos, fiddles and mandolins—plus layered harmonies—to get their point across. They released their first album, Songs from a Ghost Town, in 2004 and have been touring steadily ever since. Their most recent disc, Palomino, came out last month and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart. And now Trampled by Turtles (above, playing “Feet and Bones” for Minnesota Public Radio) come to Mercury Lounge tomorrow night. Welcome them.