Trampled by Turtles w/ Sarah Siskind and Travis Book
Time & Location
About The Event
Beech Mountain Resort and Midwood Entertainment present Trampled by Turtles with Sarah Siskind and Travis Book.
Beech Mountain Resort's outdoor venue is positioned at the base of the slopes and the show will go on rain or shine.
Gates Open: 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. 4 and Under FREE at the gate.
Beech Mountain Resort puts family first. This event welcomes all ages. Please be aware this show may contain alcohol consumption. 4 and under get in FREE at the gate.
- This event is suitable for all ages.
- All patrons under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Regardless of age, each ticket admits one person only.
- A bag search will be conducted
- The promoter reserves the right to void any ticket if it is used for any commercial purposes.
- This outdoor venue is positioned at the base of the slopes and will go on rain or shine.
- Most food and beverage vendors accept cash only.
Trample by Turtles are from Duluth, Minnesota, where frontman Dave Simonett initially formed the group as a side project in 2003. At the time, Simonett had lost most of his music gear, thanks to a group of enterprising car thieves who'd ransacked his vehicle while he played a show with his previous band. Left with nothing more than an acoustic guitar, he began piecing together a new band, this time taking inspiration from bluegrass, folk, and other genres that didn't rely on amplification. Simonett hadn't played any bluegrass music before, and he filled his lineup with other newcomers to the genre, including fiddler Ryan Young (who'd previously played drums in a speed metal act) and bassist Tim Saxhaug. Along with mandolinist Erik Berry and banjo player Dave Carroll, the group began carving out a fast, frenetic sound that owed as much to rock & roll as bluegrass.
Trampled by Turtles released their first record, Songs from a Ghost Town, in 2004. In a genre steeped in tradition, the album stood out for its contemporary sound, essentially bridging the gap between the bandmates' background in rock music and their new acoustic leanings. Blue Sky and the Devil (2005) and Trouble (2007) explored a similar sound, but it wasn't until 2008 and the band's fourth release, Duluth, that Trampled by Turtles received recognition by the bluegrass community. Duluth peaked at number eight on the Billboard bluegrass chart and paved the way for a number of festival appearances. When Palomino arrived in 2010, it was met with an even greater response, debuting at the top of the bluegrass chart and remaining in the Top Ten for more than a year. Two years later, their crossover appeal landed them at number 32 on the Billboard 200 pop charts upon the release of their sixth album, Stars and Satellites. In addition to major bluegrass and folk festivals, they began showing up at Coachella, Bumbershoot, and Lollapalooza. The official concert album, Live at First Avenue, followed in 2013, recorded at Minnesota's most famous venue. A year later, the band returned with the darker-toned Wild Animals, which bettered its studio predecessor on the album charts, reaching number 29. Trampled will release their latest album Life Is Good On The Open Road on May 4th, 2018.
Originally from North Carolina, Siskind is one of today’s most lauded songwriters and stand-out independent artists. An NPR favorite, her style as a solo artist is unmatched in uniqueness and has taken her on the road with Bonnie Raitt, Swell Season, Bon Iver, Paul Brady and more. Dozens of artists have covered her songs including the Grammy-nominated “Simple Love” recorded by Alison Krauss, and the indie favorite “Lovin’s for Fools” performedSarah Siskind and Travis Book separately have their own thriving careers in music. But when they come together to perform as a duo, it is a truly special blend of Roots, Folk, and Americana with by Bon Iver. Justin Vernon said, "Poised with one of the greatest talents for carrying Appalachian music into new places, Sarah Siskind penned a record in which every moment, every stitch thread perfectly." Her songs are heavily featured throughout ABC’s hit TV show Nashville, and Siskind has appeared in several televised and live specials performing the series' most prominent songs including "A Life That's Good" and "Sanctuary."
Book is a lead singer and bass player for the Grammy-winning super-group The Infamous Stringdusters, who have been pushing boundaries in the modern acoustic world for over a decade. He is known for his positive exuberance onstage and his warm, buttery vocals. Raised in Colorado, Book is also a songwriter and draws much musical inspiration from the great outdoors. In 2013, he released his first solo album titled "Alice".