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Trampled By Turtles

Sandy Amphitheater Salt Lake City

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:00 PM


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Postfontaine Presents: Trampled By Turtles with Special Guest Ruston Kelly at Sandy Amphitheater on 7/13/22! Get Tickets!
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Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonetthad lost most of his music gear, thanks to a group of enterprising car thieves who'd ransacked his vehicle while he played a show with his previous band. Left with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, he began piecing together a new band, this time taking inspiration from bluegrass, folk, and other genres that didn't rely on amplification. Simonett hadn't played any bluegrass music before, and he filled his lineup with other newcomers to the genre, including fiddler Ryan Young (who'd previously played drums in a speed metal act) and bassist Tim Saxhaug. Along with mandolinist Erik Berry and banjo player Dave Carroll, the group began carving out a fast, frenetic sound that owed as much to rock & roll as bluegrass.

Trampled by Turtles released their first record,SongsfromaGhostTown, in 2004. In a genre steeped in tradition, the album stood out for its contemporary sound, essentially bridging the gap between the bandmates' background in rock music and their new acoustic leanings.BlueSkyandtheDevil(2005) andTrouble(2007) explored a similar sound, but it wasn't until 2008 and the band's fourth release,Duluth, that Trampled by Turtles received recognition by the bluegrass community. Duluth peaked at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart and paved the way for a number of festival appearances. WhenPalominoarrived in 2010, it was met with an even greater response, debuting at the top of the bluegrass chart and remaining in the Top Ten for more than a year. Two years later, their crossover appeal landed them at number 32 on the Billboard 200 pop charts upon the release of their sixth album,StarsandSatellites. In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. The official concert album,LiveatFirstAvenue, followed in 2013, recorded at Minnesota's most famous venue. A year later, the band returned with the darker-tonedWildAnimals, which bettered its studio predecessor on the album charts, reaching number 29. Trampled released their latest albumLifeIsGoodOnTheOpenRoadin 2018.


Sandy Amphitheater

1245 E 9400 S
Sandy, UT 84094
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