Trampled by Turtles (from the album Life is Good on the Open Road)
After what became a four-year hiatus, Trampled by Turtles is back with a collective observataion by way of an album title with Life is Good on the Open Road. The fifteen years that Trampled by Turtles logged as a road band helped them grow as musicians. Time apart aided the process as they delved into their own sources of music as well as taking a moment to get to know themselves as indivudals ouside of the motion of a tour bus. Country and western breezes touch a string band sway as Trampled by Turtles use the story line of “I Went to Hollywood” as an explantion of the multiple settings they experienced in recent years. Life is Good on the Open Road meanders through its title track, memories flashing by like images passed on the highway as Trampled by Turtles slow the strums as a freeway jam triggers emotions in “I’m Not There Anymore”, raise a ruckus down at “Kelly’s Bar”, and nod “Thank You, John Steinbeck” to the pair of hazel eyes appearing on the blacktop ahead.
Community, the folks looking back from the end of the stage, have been a part of Trampled by Turtles since the formed in 2003. Musically, TBT have consistently presented their own version of Bluegrass, blending influences of punk, folk, country, and rock’n’roll. The Minnesota six-piece add-on musical landscapes with Life is Good on the Open Road, bearing their souls, and quieting to catch each word of the one-on-one conversation taking place in “I Learn the Hard Way”. A rattle of rhythm ushers Trambled by Turtles out of the city as they embrace country living in “Right Back Where We Started” while the band scratches out a groove to reach “The Middle”, and causes sparks as they view “Blood in the Water” from within a frenetic string attack. Life is Good on the Open Road lets the instruments create an image of a resting place when the wheels stop rolling in “Good Land”.
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