Trampled By Turtles

Trampled By Turtles

Deer Tick

Wed, June 27, 2018

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 8:45 pm)

$30.00 - $105.00 + Ticket Fees

This event is all ages

For the safety and enjoyment of all, personal possessions will be inspected prior to admittance into the venue.

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Cameras, recording devices and outside alcohol are not permitted. Showtime and supporting acts are subject to change.

General admission seating is festival style on the North Meadow. General admission ticket holders are seated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rain or shine. Low-backed (24") chairs only.

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Trampled By Turtles
Trampled By Turtles
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, Songs from a Ghost Town, 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. Blue Sky and the Devil (2005) and Trouble (2007) explored a similar sound, but it wasn't until 2008 and the band's fourth release, Duluth, 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 Palomino arrived in 2010, it was met with an even greater response, debuting at the top of the bluegrass chart and remaining in the Top Ten 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, Stars and Satellites. In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. The official concert album, Live at First Avenue, followed in 2013, recorded at Minnesota's most famous venue. A year later, the band returned with the darker-toned Wild Animals, which bettered its studio predecessor on the album charts, reaching number 29. Trampled will release their latest album Life Is Good On The Open Road on May 4th, 2018.
Deer Tick
Deer Tick
Country soul and Delta blues, old-time gospel and hardcore punk, it’s all in there.
Each successive Deer Tick record reveals more colors and increased perspective, the rave-ups get wilder, the ballads more knowing and hurt.
Venue Information:
Woodland Park Zoo
5500 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA, 98103
http://www.zoo.org/