We are giving away a pair of tickets to Trampled by Turtles @ Oregon Zoo on June 29. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, June 25.
From our sponsors:
Trampled by Turtles
June 29, 2018
Doors: 5 PM, Show: 7 PM | $30 – $90 | All Ages
More info: ticketfly.com
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR
Progressive bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonett had lost most of his music gear, thanks to a group of enterprising car thieves who’d ransacked his vehicle while he played a show with his previous band. Left with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, he began piecing together a new band, this time taking inspiration from bluegrass, folk, and other genres that didn’t rely on amplification. Simonett hadn’t played any bluegrass music before, and he filled his lineup with other newcomers to the genre, including fiddler Ryan Young (who’d previously played drums in a speed metal act) and jam band bassist Tim Saxhaug. Along with mandolinist Erik Berry and banjo player Dave Carroll, the group began carving out a fast, frenetic sound that owed as much to rock & roll as bluegrass. -Andrew Leahey