Trampled by Turtles
Music is the saver. Well maybe not, but there’s no argument it is powerful. These are crazy times. (Coronavirus Apocalypse! Too much? Too soon?) I’m not trying to minimize the situation. I am a sensitive soul and understand as well as empathize with the reality that people are very frightened. The world is uncertain and vulnerable right now. Being that it is such a strange time, we desperately need healthy distractions.
Railbird Festival, the Lexington-based, world-class music festival produced by AC Entertainment and Lexington entrepreneur David Helmers, is proud to present its 2020 lineup. Grammy Award-winning artists topping the weekend’s bill include Americana standout Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit and singer-songwriter Maren Morris. The festival will return to the Grounds at Keeneland, August 22-23, 2020.
Singer and songwriter Dave Simonett has announced Spring tour dates in support of his upcoming album Red Tail, which will be released on March 13th via Thirty Tigers. Widely known and loved as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for the revered roots band Trampled By Turtles, Red Tail marks the first time that Simonett has recorded a collection of solo material under his own name. Click HERE to listen to the stunning new track “In The Western Wind and The Sunrise”.
Red Tail, the compelling new album from acclaimed singer and songwriter Dave Simonett, is set for release on March 13th via Thirty Tigers. Simonett, who has spent almost two decades as the lead singer, guitar player and songwriter for the widely popular and beloved roots band, Trampled By Turtles, boldly steps forward with a shining collection of new solo material for the first time under his own name.
Trampled by Turtles version of Fake Plastic Trees is that slow-growing ballad that can release the tension you may be holding on to. The organs are replaced by root instrumental violins but the sentiment is strikingly similar to Radiohead's original version. The fake can be seen as the real but in a beautiful twist, we all fall in love with the trees. Trampled by Turtles new EP Sigourney Fever takes the listener on a journey through their own versions of fake and real but it's all really beautiful.&n
I have been blessed with the opportunity to share my very first Northwest String Summit experience with you all. I will do my best to honor this festival’s long history, while explaining my first experience, not only with this festival but at Horning's Hideout. This festival is in its 18th year here in Oregon, and it’s hard to think of another festival in such a serene location. That’s a whole generation of people growing up in this festival, which is something very unique and beautiful.
The final day of Bonnaroo 2019 dawned bright and sunny and was the first scorching day of the festival. Rain clouds threatened the countryside throughout the day, creating a sweat-drenched humid environment sending festival goers to watery refreshment. Many concertgoers were beginning to show signs of fatigue after four nonstop nights of partying. People could be seen passed out in shady spots all across Centeroo throughout the day. But another day of incredible music revived many in the crowd.
I made a wish on the Zoltar fortune Telling machine. I wished I could unwind and rewind back to the glory days. I wished my youth wasn’t wasted when I was young. I wished to be me, free of worry, like the days of childhood Summer Camp, adventurous and curious, exploring the wonders of nature.
In just a couple of months, on July 18-21, North Plains, Oregon will see the return of one of the country’s premier bluegrass and roots music festivals, Northwest String Summit. Hosted every year by presiding band Yonder Mountain String Band, the four-day event will see top-billing sets from other veteran performers like The Infamous Stringdusters and Trampled By Turtles, as well as invite newcomers from across the musical spectrum, like Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Dark Star Orchestra, Galactic and more.