Trampled by Turtles
After a group of enterprising car thieves ransacked Dave Simonett’s car while he played a show, he was left with nothing more than an acoustic guitar. Dave put together a new band taking inspiration from bluegrass, folk, and other genres that didn’t rely on amplification. Originally from Duluth, Minnesota, Simonett filled his lineup by including Ryan Young (fiddle), Tim Saxhaug (bass), Erik Berry (mandolin), and Dave Carroll (banjo). With a loyal cult following of fans, Trampled By Turtles carves out a fast, frenetic sound that owes as much to rock ‘n’ roll as to bluegrass. Trampled By Turtles have released seven critically acclaimed and award-winning albums, including their latest release in 2018 Life is Good on the Open Road.