Trampled By Turtles Release The Jeff Tweedy-Penned “A Lifetime To Find”

Article Contributed by All Eyes Media | Published on Monday, October 3, 2022

Beloved Minnesota band Trampled By Turtles has released a video for their new song “A Lifetime To Find” from the forthcoming album Alpenglow (out on October 28th via Thirty Tigers). The track was written by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who  produced the group’s upcoming release.

The video features a series of Polaroids shot of the band, producer, and all involved during the recording of Alpenglow at Wilco’s Chicago studio, The Loft. View HERE. Tweedy says, “When TBT was in the studio, I had this song but I wasn’t sure it was going to be a Wilco song or not, but I knew with their instrumentation they would do a great job with ‘A Lifetime To Find.’ I’m glad it found a place on both of our records.” Trampled By Turtles leader Dave Simonett adds, “It was a real honor for us to record one of Jeff’s songs. I love the story he tells and the way he tells it. A conversation with death – who hasn’t had one of those?”

The result of this collaboration is one of the celebrated sextet’s strongest albums to date with Alpenglow. Simonett’s thoughtful songwriting and warm, weathered vocals are perfectly complimented by bandmates Erik Berry (mandolin), Ryan Young (fiddle), Dave Carroll (banjo), Tim Saxhaug (bass) and Eamonn McLain (cello) as they have done for almost two decades. “I enjoy TBT’s musicianship and ability to stick hard inside a genre, all the while stretching that same genre,” Tweedy offers. “It’s like you need to infiltrate it before you can pull it apart. They have a brotherly thing going on, too, which is always a great feel.”

Starting on September 30th, Trampled By Turtles is helping to raise money for a cause that is near and dear to them and thousands of others: Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. The group is partnering with Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters in a silent charity auction that is running from 12pm CT on September 30th through 6pm CT on October 10th. Items include rare memorabilia, outdoor gear, experiences, signed posters, and even their stage owl. Sign up at the auction site HERE. View Dave Simonett’s video message HERE.

From Dave Simonett: “If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ve probably heard us talk about the importance of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness here in northern Minnesota. The Boundary Waters is over a million acres of extraordinary wilderness that runs up to the Canadian border. Over 2,000 lakes and streams dot and slice this landscape, making it an incredible place to paddle, camp, fish, hunt, explore, and find connection. It’s the largest US wilderness area east of the Mississippi River and, like many other large tracts of natural land, it is constantly under threat of being used for something else. Our friends at Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters are committed to keeping this place the wild and beautiful sanctuary that it is, and we’ve decided to try and raise some money to help them in their cause. So, we are having an auction. That’s right folks, step right up and bid on all sorts of interesting and unique TBT-related items. We’ve got a retired stage set piece, a fishing trip on Lake Superior with a couple band members, fiddle lessons, a stage-used instrument, a pile of old and autographed relics of our existence, a VIP concert experience, and who knows what else. All the proceeds from said curiosities will go to Sportsmen for the Boundary Waters.”

Catch Trampled By Turtles on tour later this fall and winter in support of Alpenglow. See list of dates below.

CLICK HERE to pre-order/pre-save Alpenglow
CLICK HERE to stream “A Lifetime To Find” at your preferred DSPs


October 22 – Ashland, KY – Paramount Arts Center
November 3 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE ##
November 4 – Washington, DC – The Anthem ##
November 5 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore ##
November 6 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ## SOLD OUT
November 9 – Ithaca, NY – NY State Theatre ##
November 10 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
November 11 – Boston, MA – House of Blues ##
November 12 – Portland, ME – State Theatre ##
November 26 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory @@
December 1 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
December 2 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Ramkat SOLD OUT
December 3 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J. Brady Music Center &&
December 4 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater xx
December 7 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom ^^
December 8 – Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live ^^
December 9 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant ^^
December 10 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater ^^
January 13 – Honolulu, HI – The Republik
January 15 – Kahului, HI – Maui Arts Center
January 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore **
January 20 – West Hollywood, CA – Troubadour ** SOLD OUT
January 21 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park **

## Amigo the Devil
@@ Charlie Parr
&& Pokey LaFarge
xx Full Cord
^^ Sumbuck (featuring Taylor from Caamp)
** Tejon Street Corner Thieves