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TBT announces new disc

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – Trampled By Turtles will release its first disc in four years, "Life Is Good on the Open Road," on May 4. A tour will follow.

After an indefinite hiatus, the release contains a dozen songs of country, rock, folk, punk and progressive bluegrass. The group just released the album's opening track, "Kelly's Bar."

The band has announced a spring tour where they will play multiple nights in halls such as Washington, DC's 9:30 Club, Chicago's Thalia Hall, St. Paul's Palace Theatre, and headline major venues that include Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Oakland's Fox Theatre and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Col. Supporting acts include Deer Tick, Hiss Golden Messenger and The Oh Hellos.
May 4-5 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theatre ^^
May 6 - Madison, WI - Capitol Theater $$
May 8 - Boston, MA - House of Blues **
May 9 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer **
May 11 - New York, NY - Playstation Theater **
May 12+13 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club **
May 15 - Raleigh, NC - Ritz **
May 17 - Asheville, NC - Highland Brewing Company **
May 18 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium **
May 19+20 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall ##
June 21 - Tahoe, NV - Montbleau @@
June 22 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre @@
June 23 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts By The Bay @@
June 27 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo @@
June 29 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater @@
June 30 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom @@
July 19 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre &&
July 21 - Missoula, MT - KettleHouse Amphitheater XX
July 22 - Bozeman, MT - Bridger Brewing XX
^^ - The Pines
++ - Frankie Lee
$$ - Dead Horses
** - Hiss Golden Messenger
## - Actual Wolf
@@ - Deer Tick
&& - The Oh Hellos + Dead Horses
XX - The Lil Smokies

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Life is Good on the Open Road CD review - Life is Good on the Open Road
After a four-year-break from recording, Duluth, Minn. sextet Trampled By Turtles return with its eighth studio release of edgy bluegrass and Indie folk/rock. Lead singer Dave Simonett wrote all of the mostly dark themed lyrics with the lone instrumental that showcases the band's topflight musicianship, "Good Land," credited to bandmate Erik Berry. The musicianship is best demonstrated on uptempo tunes such as the raging "Blood in the Water," which finds Simonett »»»
Wild Animals CD review - Wild Animals
Trampled By Turtles, the five-piece band from Duluth, Minn., combines bluegrass, folk and country into an enjoyable mixture. This act, which has been known to cover such unexpected artists as the extremely somber Radiohead in concert, is gradually moving away from its speedy bluegrass leanings and incorporating much more moody instrumental blends into its music. "Wild Animals'" title track, for instance, opens up this 11-song album with a slow, dirge-y piece. »»»
Stars and Satellites CD review - Stars and Satellites
"Stars and Satellites," the latest offering from Duluth, Minn.'s Trampled by Turtles, marks a literal change of pace for a group known for technically proficient neo-bluegrass jams at break-neck speeds. By slowing things down a bit, the band manages to produce its most complete and compelling artistic statement to date. Although the band hasn't completely forsaken high-energy jams on this new album - songs like the ultra catchy pop-grass blitz of Sorry and the hard-charging »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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