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Trampled by Turtles perform live at the House of Blues Boston on September 11, 2014.
October 7, 2014 The Minnesota band easily switched gears from blistering bluegrass to airy folk-pop during a recent sold-out show in Boston. Watch Trampled By Turtles perform the title song from the new Wild Animals.
Tiny Desk Concert with Trampled by Turtles on July 16, 2014.
September 3, 2014 Known for the speed of their playing, these Minnesotans are about more than just blistering bluegrass. They also write beautiful, heartfelt folk-pop songs, as this Tiny Desk Concert demonstrates.
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Trampled By Turtles' new album, Wild Animals, comes out July 15.
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July 6, 2014 The bluegrass-based folk-rock band knows how to play at extreme speeds, but its new album is a thoughtful, stately grower — a far cry from the fiery freneticism of Trampled by Turtles' live shows.
June 24, 2013 The frenetic Minnesota band plays songs from its sixth album, Stars and Satellites, in concert. The set is so exciting, the Mountain Stage audience actually demands an encore; the band obliges.
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Trampled By Turtles.
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June 5, 2012 Listen to an interview and session with the Minnesota folk-rock group, known for its unbridled passion and raucous energy.
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May 29, 2012 Watch Trampled by Turtles' members perform songs at Minnesota's The Current and discuss their intimate but universal take on bluegrass.
Duluth string band Trampled By Turtles perform on Mountain Stage.
September 28, 2011 The Duluth, Minn., string band made a name for itself with its lively stage shows and eccentric instrumentation. Hear a recent performance on West Virginia's most famous stage.
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Trampled by Turtles performs at the 2011 Newport Folk Festival.
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July 31, 2011 Hear the band's blazing pace of punk and impeccable dexterity of bluegrass in a concert from Newport.
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Seasick Steve performs as part of Third Man Records Rolling Record Store's public debut at SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas.
March 22, 2011 Bob Boilen documented every performer he saw at SXSW by taking a one-minute video clip of each. Watch Wednesday's "Minutes" from the music festival in Austin, Texas.
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