Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Life Is Good on the Open Road

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

Life Is Good on the Open Road

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Trampled By Turtles

(Thirty Tigers)

Festival favorites return with spirited set

Four years since their last release, Trampled By Turtles' latest finds the band as effusive and energized as ever. Regrouping after a lengthy hiatus, the group finds a distinct sense of renewal, an approach evidenced by the enthusiasm and sense of celebration conveyed by the album title itself and the rambling melodies and agile pluck and strum that define their sound overall.

While bluegrass is clearly the essence of their approach, it's never been the sole element in the group's musical pastiche. Folk, Americana, rock, and country all contribute to their signature style. Credit singer/guitarist/ songwriter Dave Simonett with exacting the variety and versatility, and colleagues Erik Berry (mandolin), Ryan Young (fiddle), Dave Carroll (banjo/vocals), Tim Saxhaug (bass/ vocals), and Eamonn McLain (cello/vocals) with the adroit execution. …

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