Trampled By Turtles — October 07, 2021
College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
all photos by Carl Beust
The band Trampled By Turtles, formed in 2003, from Duluth, Minnosota, brought their fast paced progressive style of bluegrass to The College Street Music Hall, in New Haven, Connecticut last week. The sold out show of nearly 2000 patrons were treated to a sixteen song set showcasing their releases Stars and Satellites, Palomino, and Life Is Good On The Open Road.
Right out of the gate, the all acoustic band barnstormed “New Son/Burnt Iron” into “Walt Whitman.” During the band’s sixty minute set the sextet steamrolled through more of it’s fast paced crowd favorites including “Victory,” “Wait So Long,” and “Annihilate.” The band slowed the tempo down by placing “Alone,” “Widower’s Heart,” and “Keys To Paradise” into the middle of their setlist.
Band members Dave Simonett (guitar/lead vocals), Tim Saxhaug (bass), Dave Carroll (banjo), Erik Berry (mandolin), Ryan Young (fiddle), Eamonn McLain (cello), played especially tight considering so many months off due to COVID-19. It was also the first time the band has performed in Connecticut.
The band’s set was never short of amazing. With any luck the sold out show will convince promoters and the band to make Connecticut a yearly spot on their touring calendar.
Local bluegrass fans left hoping to see Trampled By Turtles return soon! Find their tour dates here:
New Son/Burnt Iron, Walt Whitman, Victory, Help You, New Orleans, Widower’s Heart, Wait So Long, The Middle, Truck, Keys To Paradise, Thank You John Steinbeck, Alone, Annihilate, Repetition, Kelly’s Bar, Midnight On The Interstate