Trampled by Turtles
is a fast pickin’ bluegrass band that has been quickly climbing the list of my favorite bands. I was in heaven on Saturday when I got a chance to watch (& photograph)
this inspiring band in Philadelphia.
The instruments, a guitar, acoustic bass, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle, resonated sharply through the venue. The show took place at a beautiful new venue called Union Transfer
. Union Transfer used to be an actual operating train station way back in the day. Those historic touches are still prevalent through the venue; brass door handles, chandeliers that weigh several hundred pounds, stain glass windows that are over 11 feet tall. It was my first time at Union Transfer
and I loved it. I hope to be back sometime soon.
The band started with a seductive new song that I had never heard before - something not surprising since I’ve only been listening to Trampled by Turtles
for a few weeks. I got a prime little spot up front to the right of the stage and hopped to take lots of nice pictures. After a few songs, I ran up to the balcony to take some more photos (& to check out the view from way up high). I couldn’t be more happy with how my pictures turned out.
The organic sounding band from Minnesota is definitely something worth checking out. Give ‘em a listen. I really love the nature-y sound of strong bluegrass lately. I’ll admit it… my Sirius radio has been stuck on Bluegrass Junction and people look at me weird when I drive through a parking lot blaring bluegrass that a pretty little country girl. That just makes it even more fun.
Just wanted to spread the word about Trampled by Turtles
. Thank you, Schubert, for turning me on to them.
The 2 and a half hour trip to Philly, the pit stop at Anthropologie, the phenomenal show, the drinks with friends, and the staying up to 5:30 chatting with a gentleman and showing him my utter dorkiness was very enjoyable. Goodness, I’ve got lots to be Thankful for.