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Trampled by Turtles 'Live at First Ave' Hits Street November 12th

Trampled by TurtlesWith six albums to their credit and a word-of-mouth reputation that draws legions of diehard fans to their must-see-to-believe live shows, Minnesota roots music hybrid, Trampled by Turtles release their first live concert recording Live At First Avenue. The set was captured over 3 sold out nights celebrating their 10th anniversary at the legendary Minneapolis venue, First Avenue. This collection features songs from all six of Trampled’s albums, including hits "Wait So Long" and "Alone" as well as fan favorites “Codeine” and Trampled's version of the Pixies’ classic, “Where is My Mind?”. Both the CD and the LP package include a full concert DVD.

Digital cable and satellite television network Palladia will air the concert multiple times starting the week before street date and continuing for one year.

Acclaimed band Trampled by Turtles continue to receive praise for their live show and last studio album Stars and Satellites. The band has performed on “Conan,” “The Prairie Home Companion,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.”

TBT's recent touring schedule has included high profile slots at Bonnaroo, ACL, Lollapalooza, Bumbershoot, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, LouFest, XPoNential Festival culminating with a massive headline show at the Minnesota State Fair with 9K home state fans cheering them on. Their latest tour dates are below.

Formed in Duluth, MN, in 2003, Trampled by Turtles is Dave Simonett (guitar, vocals), Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry (mandolin) and Ryan Young (fiddle, vocals). Within the contained music scene of Duluth, the members of the band did their own time in punk and rock bands, brandishing their electricity proudly before switching to acoustic instruments.

While they never set out to be a “bluegrass” band, Trampled by Turtles employs many of the same traditional techniques of the genre, but their differences in influences, attitude and attack make for their unique sound.

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