Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Trampled By Turtles: Victorious

What Are You Waiting For?

The Inky Jukebox accidentally tripped over Trampled By Turtles today —an absolutely divine bluegrass band whose video for "Victory" we found mesmerizing. They don't think of themselves as bluegrass, but come on, fellas.

The Duluth, MN band have released four albums, the latest being Palomino, which features their speed-strumming guitars (beautifully tricked out with fiddles, banjo and mandolin), as well as ballads that remind The Inky Jukebox of Desire-era Dylan, or songs that could be out-takes from Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid. If you like The Zac Brown Band, you will LOVE these guys.

There is a serious bluegrass revival underway, people, as evidenced by the popularity of bands like The Punch Brothers, The Avett Brothers, The Steeldrivers, Mumford & Sons, etc. How refreshing it is to hear real music played on real instruments by real musicians.

You can listen to songs By Trampled By Turtles Here:

The Inky Jukebox was once given an overdose of pure codeine, so this one is particularly resonant.

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