Trampled By Turtles - Duluth
Label: Banjodad Records
Format: 180 Gram LP, Album
Genre: Folk, World, & Country, Rock
Style: Folk Rock, Country, Bluegrass
2 White Noise
3 The Darkness And The Light
6 Methodism In Middle America
7 Nobody Else
8 Pipe Knot
9 Think It Over
Vocals [Special Guest] – Rich Mattson
Written-By – Traditional
12 Hammock Singing
Arranged By – Trampled By Turtles
Banjo, Vocals – Dave Carroll
Bass, Vocals – Tim Saxhaug
Engineer – Dusty Miller, Rich Mattson
Fiddle – Ryan Young
Guitar, Vocals – Dave Simonett
Lyrics By, Music By – Dave Carroll (tracks: 4), Dave Simonett (tracks: 1 to 3, 5 to 7, 9 to 11), Erik Berry (tracks: 8, 12)
Mandolin – Erik Berry
Mastered By – Dave Gardner
Producer – Rich Mattson
Recorded at Sparta Sound, Sparta, MN and The Terrarium, Minneapolis, MN. Mastered at Magneto Mastering.
Trampled By Turtles is an American progressive bluegrass band from Duluth, Minnesota. The group is most famous for its high tempo, fast paced songs but also features lead vocalist Dave Simonett's lyric writing abilities in slower ballads. Their high energy concerts have attracted an ever-growing, dedicated fan following.
The potent and compelling, yet soothing and heart warming men of the Northland, often referred to as the Trampled by Turtles, have combined forces of Minnesota’s finest stomping grounds to create a telling tale of Minnesota history and bewilderment with their 5th album efficaciously titled “Duluth.”
Tramped by Turtles have wowed not only the state over the 5-years they have been strumming, plucking and vocally empowering, but they have also dazzled the country with bluegrass rhythms, punk attitudes, country tuned souls and pure hearts of musical sentiment, and with this new album they display each piece that they have gathered throughout the years.
“Duluth” brings a new flavor of symphonious cornbread to the table that is spiced with an unspoiled musical sugar. With each album these men spread on the harmonious butter so that the musical dinner table has a new taste, and “Duluth” is no different.
The speed pluck-fest of “The Darkness and The Light,” has a soul of its own, showing only love for Minnesota’s vast fields of wonderment, and “Methodism in Middle America” brings down the tone to a quiescent strum of truth stuck in the current societal landscape. Each track on the album tells a deep-hearted tale of life, love, reality and freedom.
Whether the listener needs a boost of day-to-day potency or a serene mental outlook on the tundra-doused Northland known as Minnesota, Dave Simonett on vocals and guitar, Tim Saxhaug on bass and vocals, Dave Carroll on banjo and vocals, Erik Berry on mandolin and vocals or Ryan Young on the fiddle will give all that any Northlander might want or need within “Duluth.”
If the entire album doesn’t tickle the Midwestern chilled charm-bone, which is doubtful, the serenading mellifluousness of the track “Duluth” will surely heat the below-freezing Minnesotan heart. Each track on “Duluth” was recorded live in the studio by the musical magus Rich Mattson, and slathered together by a group of five northern men of virtuoso that have gathered a basket of unrefined rhythmic vegetation for listeners to chew upon.
After the first four albums touched the beauty of the countryside, Trampled by Turtles have come around to bring it all home with “Duluth” an album of thawing exquisiteness, serene musical greenery and a conglomeration of musical charm built from all that Minnesota offers.
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Sick mandolin player.
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