Listening Station: New music from Trampled By Turtles

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.