Trampled by Turtles Posts

TBT at 10

As a companion piece to “Low at 20,” we congratulate Trampled by Turtles on 10 years together as a band. It was a wild night at Symphony Hall.

Images in this post are via Zach Kerola Photography.

Trampled by Turtles on Conan

TBT on Conan

Trampled by Turtles performed “Midnight on the Interstate” on Conan. The video was embedded on PDD via when this post was published but it seems to no longer exist anywhere on the internet.

The Lowertown Line – Trampled by Turtles, hosted by Dessa

Perfect Duluth Day was invited to shoot photos for the pilot of the MN Original program The Lowertown Line at Twins Cities Public Television. The Lowertown Line is a music special hosted by hip-hop artist Dessa and featuring bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles and their special guest, fellow Duluth native Alan Sparhawk of Low. The Lowertown Line’s five-song set and insightful conversation was recorded with a live studio audience.

Fractal Power at Schooners

Set the Wayback Machine for May 14, 2004, at Schooners Nightclub in the old Canal Park Inn. (The bar closed later that year and the hotel was demolished in 2006 to make way for the new Canal Park Lodge.)

Virgin Mobile claws back TBT hashtag

Twitter nerds will understand this. Hashtag humor. It’s a niche category.

Click the image to go to the referenced Instagram pic of Trampled by Turtles playing at a Virgin Mobile event. Our boys are growing up. *sigh*

Trampled by Turtles and Adult Swim – “Walt Whitman”

The first Duluth band to be cartooned?

Trampled By Turtles, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses tickets in Somerset, WI

I have two tickets to this show that takes place this Friday, August 10th, and I need to sell them to someone else because I can’t go. If you are interested (and live in the Twin Ports area), shoot me an e-mail at aleblan2 @

Twin Ports Bridge Festival 2012 Documentary

July 7-8, 2012
Bayfront Park

Video: Trampled by Turtles on Late Late Show – “Walt Whitman”

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Trampled by Turtles has appeared once again on national television, joining comedian Ray Romano as guests on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on July 18 to perform the song “Walt Whitman.”

Trampled by Turtles – “Alone”

Another version of “Alone,” by Audio-Files Music.

Trampled by Turtles – “Alone” (Live on the Late Show with David Letterman)

Duluth band Trampled by Turtles on Late Show with David Letterman

Tuesday, April 24, 10:35 p.m., KDLH-TV 3.1
Late Show with David Letterman guests:
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Wendy Williams (The Wendy Williams Show)
Trampled by Turtles (CD, Stars and Satellites)

Trampled by Turtles – “Alone”

The new Trampled by Turtles video premiered on the Country Music Channel. This was really a pleasure to see, both as a Duluthophile and a music lover. Our boys just keep getting bigger (and better). “World Premiere” music videos surely don’t have the same appointment television mystique that they did back in the early 80s on MTV, but still. This is cool.

Dave Simonett’s MN tattoo and various Duluth scenes and landscapes all have uncredited cameos. Feel free to do the “Where in Duluth?” game on them. I could only figure out a couple on my own.

A Prairie Home Companion in Duluth

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Here’s the complete broadcast from Feb. 25 at the DECC Symphony Hall, featuring the Grand Rapids High School Jazz Ensemble and Trampled by Turtles.

Trampled by Turtles and Prairie Home

Remember when I suggested we do what we can to get Trampled by Turtles on the upcoming A Prairie Home Companion show in Duluth? Well, we did it. Check out PHC Facebook page.

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