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Trampled by Turtles slates live CD/DVD

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 – Trampled by Turtles will release its first live concert recording, "Live At First Avenue," in a CD/DVD package on Nov. 12.

The set was captured over 3 sold out nights celebrating the band's 10th anniversary at the Minneapolis venue, First Avenue. This collection features songs from all six of Trampled's albums, including hits Wait So Long and Alone. plus its version of The Pixies' Where is My Mind?

Both the CD and the LP package include a full concert DVD.

Formed in Duluth, Minn. in 2003, Trampled by Turtles is Dave Simonett (guitar, vocals), Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry (mandolin) and Ryan Young (fiddle, vocals). While they never set out to be a bluegrass band, Trampled by Turtles employs many of the same traditional techniques of the genre, but the band tends towards a more raucous sound.

Tour dates are:
Nov. 12 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
Nov. 13 Blacksburg, VA @ Burruss Auditorium
Nov. 14 Chapel Hill, NC @ Memorial Hall @ Chapel Hill
Nov. 15 Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
Nov. 16 Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
Dec. 31 Milwaukee, WI @ The Riverside
Feb. 3-7 Miami, FL-Cozumel, MX @ Mountain Song at Sea

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