Support a great cause and see some amazing music all in one night with Trampled By Turtles and Pert Near Sandstone at The Fine Line Music Cafe on Sunday, January 20th.
100% of all proceeds from this sold out show will be going directly to Second Harvest Heartland. As the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, Second Harvest Heartland works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation. Our goal is not only to help our hungry neighbors today, but to provide the means for everyone to be fed tomorrow. All costs have been covered by the lovely sponsors and the beautiful hosts. If that doesn’t warm your heart during this cold time of the year then I don’t know what will.
Trampled By Turtles are headlining the beautiful night. Trampled 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.
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 released their latest album, Life Is Good On The Open Road, on May 4, 2018.
Pert Near Sandstone has also donated their time for the night. It was roughly a decade ago that Pert Near Sandstone first gathered around a microphone in a Minneapolis basement to record their debut album, Up And Down The River. So much has happened since then: highs and lows, personal struggles and artistic triumphs, new faces and new sounds.
That musical fearlessness is part of what makes the group so difficult to pin down and also such perfect stewards for string band music in the 21st century. The sweetest honey awaits those brave enough to risk being stung, and the band reaps the rewards of their musical courage here in spades. Discovery Of Honey is Pert Near Sandstone’s finest work to date, and that’s buzz you can believe in.
As mentioned, tickets are sold out and have been for some time but please check out Second Harvest Heartland here and consider donating! (And don’t worry, you’ll be able to read all about the show here!)