that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. The ticket auction will begin on Friday October 26th at 9am EST via www.charitybuzz.com/trampledbyturtles, more details can also be found at WhyHunger.org and trampledbyturtles.com.
Since forming in Duluth, Minnesota in 2003, Trampled by Turtles always felt they were able to attain an energy on stage that can’t be found in the studio. They were so comfortable playing on the road that they treated their previous albums’ recording processes like tours. For Stars and Satellites, however, Trampled by Turtles didn’t want to simply try to recreate a live show. “We wanted to make a record that breathes,” explains Dave Simonett (guitar/vocals), “musically we wanted to step out of our comfort zone.” “This record is all about going inward,” Erik Berry (mandolin, vocals) adds, “building a focused bond as players and friends, and bringing a different mindset to the sounds Trampled by Turtles can make.” With the help of engineer Tom Herbers (Low, Jayhawks) the band moved into “Soleil Pines,” a log home outside of Duluth, to record. “You know how sometimes they say ‘less is more,’”
notes Berry, “that’s what Stars and Satellites is about.”Trampled by Turtles is Dave Simonett, Tim Saxhaug (bass, vocals), Dave Carroll (banjo, vocals), Erik Berry and Ryan Young (fiddle).
1 Duluth, MN Clyde Iron Works†
9 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
25 Ann Arbor, MI Ann Arbor Folk Festival – Hill Auditorium
6 Green Bay, WI Meyer Theater
8 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s