Trampled By Turtles (TBT) is a progressive bluegrass band from Duluth, Minnesota. The group is most famous for its high-tempo, fast-paced songs but also features lead vocalist Dave Simonett''s lyric writing abilities in slower ballads. Their high-energy concerts have attracted an ever-growing, dedicated fan following. The band members have referenced inspirations such as Townes Van Zant, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Ralph Stanley. Their fifth release, Palomino, has maintained a position in the Top 10 on the Billboard bluegrass charts for 52 straight weeks. Their newest album, Stars and Satellites, will be released on April 10, 2012. The band has performed at many national festivals including Coachella, Stagecoach, Bumbershoot, and Pickathon. In 2011, they are playing in large folk festivals such as Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Newport Folk Festival and 2011 ROMP roots and branches.