TRAMPLED BY TURTLES
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES WITH FRANKIE LEE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2019 | 7 P.M. DOORS | 8 P.M. PERFORMANCE
SANFORD CENTER | 1111 Event Center Dr., Bemidji, Minn., 56601
Tickets on sale Friday, July 26, noon.
A special online-only presale takes place Thursday, July 25, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., with an exclusive password from the Jade Presents app.
General admission floor tickets are $39; reserved bowl seats are $29.
Additional fees may apply.
Ticketmaster link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/060056F0E6A67463?CAMEFROM=CFC_SANFORD_CTR_OTHER_promoter_link
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, the Sanford Center Box Office or Jadepresents.com (Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
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 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.
Trampled by Turtles released their first record, , in 2004. In a genre steeped in tradition, the album stood out for its contemporary sound, essentially bridging the gap between the bandmates' background in rock music and their new acoustic leanings. (2005) and (2007) explored a similar sound, but it wasn't until 2008 and the band's fourth release, , that Trampled by Turtles received recognition by the bluegrass community. Duluth peaked at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart and paved the way for a number of festival appearances. When arrived in 2010, it was met with an even greater response, debuting at the top of the bluegrass chart and remaining in the Top 10 for more than a year. Two years later, their crossover appeal landed them at number 32 on the Billboard 200 pop charts upon the release of their sixth album, . In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot and Lollapalooza. The official concert album, , followed in 2013, recorded at Minnesota's most famous venue. A year later, the band returned with the darker-toned , which bettered its studio predecessor on the album charts, reaching number 29. Trampled released their latest album in 2018.
Frankie Lee hails from Stillwater, Minn. He earned his chops over the years in stints in Austin as well as Los Angeles. While in L.A. he shared the stage with such bands as Dawes, Cass McCombs Jonathan Wilson and more. His sophomore album, Stillwater, tells the story of his hometown – a small town between two hills in the middle of America. He’s been running from it and to it his whole life.