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Trampled by Turtles to perform this spring in Baxter

Trampled by Turtles event planned at Arrowwood

BAXTER — Trampled by Turtles is celebrating 10 years with a May show at the Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in Baxter.

The event is 8 p.m. May 9. Tickets for the event went on sale Friday. General admission, all ages, tickets $25. Additional fees may apply.

Trampled by Turtles is Dave Simonett, Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry and Ryan Young (fiddle). 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, they reported.

In their 10th year performing together, the Turtles continue to receive praise for its new album Stars and Satellites. The album is described by The Associated Press as having a “rich color scheme of sounds, often working out intricate figures that lock so tightly it’s impossible to unravel just what’s going on” and the band is Billboard’s No. 1 Bluegrass Album Artist of 2012.

To celebrate the new release, the band performed on “The Prairie Home Companion,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and PBS’ “Lowertown Line” hosted by Dessa and filmed in St. Paul.

The band will continue to support the new release with tour dates throughout 2013.

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