By Brent Thompson
Some things are worth the wait and Trampled By Turtles reminds us of that on Life Is Good On The Open Road [Banjodad Records/Thirty Tigers]. The Minnesota-based sextet’s first new album in four years, Open Road will drop on May 4. Longtime loyal fans – and they are many – will welcome the 12 new tracks that find the band melding Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Rock and even Punk into a unique style of its own.
After taking a lengthy hiatus, the TBT members reunited in a cabin in the Minnesota woods and discovered the chemistry among them still existed. Pre-release album tracks including “The Middle” and “Kelly’s Bar” find the band inspired and in top form. An extensive tour – beginning in the group’s home state – coincides with the Open Road release date and takes TBT on a coast-to-coast trek through September.