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Trampled by Turtles Biography

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Birth Place: Duluth, Minnesota, U.S.
Years Active: 2003 - present
Genres: Bluegrass

Trampled By Turtles is an indie folk band from Duluth, Minnesota. Band membership includes guitarist Dave Simonett, bassist Tim Saxhaug, banjoist Dave Carroll, mandolin player Erik Berry and fiddler Ryan Young, with each sharing vocal duties.

Their debut album, “Songs From a Ghost Town,” was released in 2004. “Blue Sky and the Devil,” their second album, was issued in 2005. A third LP, “Trouble,” followed in 2007.

2010 saw the release of their fourth album, “Duluth,” which reached #8 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart. Their fifth release, “Palomino,” maintained a position in the Top 10 of the Billboard Bluegrass chart for 52 straight weeks, peaking at #1 in 2010.

Their sixth album, “Stars and Satellites,” was released in 2012 and again went to #1 on the Bluegrass Albums chart. It also went to #32 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and #7 on the Independent Albums chart.