Stateside Presents

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES

HONEYHONEY

Sat, January 19, 2013

8:00 pm

Marquee Theatre

Tempe, AZ

$20 Advance - $22 Day of Show

This event is all ages

TRAMPLED BY TURTLES
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES
Duluth, MN’s Trampled by Turtles return to the West Coast supporting their breakout release, Palomino (Banjodad/Thirty Tigers). With a sound that’s a bracing hybrid of classic American songwriting, bluegrass and folk, this is forceful acoustic music from the land of ice and snow – of dark winters, isolation and numbing cold – delivered at breakneck pace with the fervor of religion.

“Shooting sparks in the face of folk traditionalism, the quintet approaches the banjo and mandolin with a level of brash recklessness hardly heard since the now-mythical reign of Uncle Tupelo. Bill Monroe and Joe Strummer would both be proud.” – SF BAY GUARDIAN
“One of very few bands in America that are hipster-approved but could heave a room of strangers into a hoe-down at any time…” – CITY PAGES (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

Duluth, MN’s Trampled by Turtles released their latest studio record, Palomino (Banjodad/Thirty Tigers), on April 10, 2010 and since then it’s spent 68 consecutive weeks on both the Billboard Bluegrass Chart Top 10 and Heatseakers Chart top 200. Trampled by Turtles’ blend of dazzling speedgrass coupled with thoughtful, Townes Van Zant-esque ballads launched them from hometown phenomenon to national status. With a sound that’s a bracing hybrid of classic American songwriting, bluegrass and folk, this is forceful acoustic music from the land of ice and snow – of dark winters, isolation and numbing cold – delivered at breakneck pace with the fervor of religion.

The five members of what would become Trampled by Turtles formed in 2003 in Duluth, Minnesota, the Great Lakes port town that had spawned slowcore pioneers Low a decade earlier. Down in the “The Cities” (Minneapolis and St. Paul to the rest of the world), such fabled Minnesota brethren as Dylan through to the Jayhawks had raised the bar pretty damn high, songcraft-wise. Within this contained music scene, the future members of TxT did their time in punk and rock and roll bands, brandishing their electricity proudly, before going “organic” with acoustic instruments.

While they never set out to be a “bluegrass” band, the band employs the same time-honored tools of the trade – guitar, acoustic bass, banjo, mandolin and fiddle – as their ‘grass-fed country cousins. But their soul-deep differences in influences, attitude and attack, from their quicksilver, deadly accurate picking to their lonesome, hauntingly spare ballads, make for a very different musical beast indeed.

The result of this pan-genre spot-welding is a sort of North Country & Mid-Western Blue-collar ’grass meets Basement Tapes-era The Band (unplugged!) with a fistful of gunpowder tossed into the wood-burning stove, all of which is permeated by a poignant, seductive desolation that hails from the likes of Townes Van Zandt (a favorite of Simonett’s) on up through current artists such as the Avett Brothers, Blitzen Trapper, Bill Callahan and Justin Vernon.
HONEYHONEY
HONEYHONEY
The third full-length effort from L.A.-based duo HONEYHONEY, III is an album born from
fascination with the sweet and the sleazy, light and dark, danger and magic. Working with Dave
Cobb (the producer behind Jason Isbell’s Southeastern and Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in
Country Music), lead singer/banjo player/violinist Suzanne Santo and vocalist/guitarist Ben Jaffe twist
their gritty, harmony-driven brand of Southern-flavored rock & roll through tales of lost souls,
broken boys, girls with gold in their spit. Equal parts inward-looking and endlessly curious, the two
songwriters also take a mirror to their own experience in lust and heartache and never shy away
from revealing the messy truth. And whether they rattle or soothe or joyfully inspire,
HONEYHONEY instill each song with a straight-from-the-gut honesty and elegance of storytelling
that make III both cathartic and electrifying.
Venue Information:
Marquee Theatre
730 North Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ, 85281-1204