Trampled By Turtles treated attendees to an impeccable display of folk at a recent Free at Noon appearance, featuring frequent violin solos, four part harmonies, and stomp box and tambourine percussion.
The band stopped in Philly for the first of two times as part of the US leg of their tour, and they will return to Philly’s Union Transfer on the 10th of September. Hot off the release of their latest album, Wild Animals, they arrived at World Cafe to showcase the same infectious folk that kept them in the top 10 of Billboard’s Bluegrass chart for an entire year. The set featured excellent vocal harmonies, primarily featuring lead vocalist Dave Simonett and with bassist Tim Saxhaug creating the higher vocal counterpoint, and virtuosic fiddle solos from Ryan Young. Check out photos of the set below and listen back to the audio here (via the WXPN media player).
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