Bonnaroo Artist | Trampled by Turtles
Bonnaroo History | 2012
Stage & Time | Saturday | What Stage | 3:30-4:45pm
As we’ve been doing for the past several years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with as many bands as we can from Bonnaroo‘s impressive 2015 lineup. We’ll start from the bottom and work our way up, paying special attention to the smaller and lesser known acts on this year’s bill. Keep reading for your Bonnaroo Band of the Day…
Today’s Bonnaroo Band of the Day, Trampled by Turtles, are near and dear to Nashville’s heart. Though they’re actually from Duluth, Minnesota, Trampled by Turtles are a very popular live staple in Music City, having played everywhere from Exit/In to The Ryman to Live on the Green. They’ve also played Bonnaroo once before, in 2012. The group’s success in these parts is largely due to their unique sound. Though the band draw heavily on their bluegrass roots, they write their songs in a more traditional folk rock format. This allows them to sound modern and cutting edge while simultaneously retaining the charm and musicality of bluegrass.
Trampled by Turtles first started playing together back in 2003. Since then, they’ve released several hit albums, notably 2010’s Palomino and 2012’s Stars and Satellites. Each of those releases did fantastic on the Billboard charts, in addition to garnering plentiful praise from fans and critics. The group have also made a name for themselves with extensive touring, with an especially strong presence in the summer music festival scenes. These guys are the perfect sound and energy level to kick off your Bonnaroo saturday with, and we highly recommend checking out their set.
LISTEN | “Wild Animals”
WATCH | “Wait So Long” (Official Music Video)