Charlotte, NC - Armed with their acoustics, Trampled By Turtles will be hitting the stage at Neighborhood Theatre on Wednesday, April 25th. These five men are lit up and charged, tearing out a furious series of fire and smoke, hail storms of fiddles, mandolins, banjos, guitars and four-part harmonies that are close to being crystalline. General Admission tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of show. VIP tickets are available for $33 online only. VIP includes reserved seating, a server and the ability to run a tab as well as one special edition laminate that is yours to keep. Doors open at 7PM and the show starts with William Elliot Whitmore at 8PM.
For their most recent, highly anticipated album, Stars and Satellites, Trampled By Turtles didn’t want to simply try to recreate a live show, they “wanted to make a record that breathes” says guitarist/vocalist Dave Simonett. The members of the band, Dave Simonett, Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry (mandolin, vocals) and Ryan Young (fiddle) have all done their own time in punk and rock bands, brandishing their electricity proudly before switching to acoustic instruments.
Trampled By Turtles feature rich vocals accompanied by an assortment of acoustic strings fused into a harmonic tug on your heart-strings drawing you into the song like a rainbow trout in a catch & release mountain stream. An Americana core defined by bluegrass harmonies, a country waltz tempo which at times races wildly, and an undertone of funk-rock thump.
Trampled By Turtles employs many of the traditional bluegrass techniques of the genre, but their differences in influences, attitude and attack make for their unique sound. The band has released five studio albums with their sixth being released in April, 2012. Their fifth release, Palomino (2010) has maintained a spot on the Bluegrass Billboard Top 10 for 52 straight weeks. They have performed at national festivals such as Coachella, Stagecoach and Bumbershoot and this year promises more music festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and All Good.
Accompanying Trampled By Turtles is American Blues singer, William Elliot Whitmore. Hailing from a horse farm along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, William Elliott Whitmore has developed an intense love and spiritual understanding of the land, which he flawlessly conveys through all of his records. With live performances of a caliber to leave one completely stunned in silence, and albums full of songs not only from the heart but also from the heartland, William Elliott Whitmore is one of the most interesting contributions to today's diverse collection of musical ingenuity.
Carboro, Charlotte, Ashville - The band has a three city run through North carolina before heading out west for the month of May. A great opportunity to see them live and pick up your copy of Stars & Satellites!