Trampled by Turtles to perform on Conan Wednesday night

Trampled by Turtles, the progressive bluegrass sensation based in northern Minnesota, will appear on Conan this Wednesday night on TBS. The show airs at 10 p.m. with the musical appearing sometime after 10:45 p.m. TBS rebroadcasts the show during overnight hours as well.

Last week, Duluth Mayor Don Ness was a regional viral sensation with his “Gangnam Style” tribute for Rubber Chicken Theater. In that post I challenged political leaders throughout the region to up their game, and had even spurred a sort of Twitter-fueled dance-off challenge between politicians of Duluth and the Iron Range. After the gauntlet was thrown, Trampled by Turtles issued the following message on Twitter:

@minnesotabrown @kendalkillian @joeradinovich @carlymelin @tonysertich @jasonmetsawe’re in.
— Trampled by Turtles (@tbtduluth) January 8, 2013

I believe it was Ron Burgundy in “Anchorman” who once said, “Boy, that escalated quickly. That really got out of hand fast.”

I have no idea if Trampled By Turtles is serious about participating in an Iron Range vs. Duluth dance-off, but if they did I’m sure we could make it happen. Remember, humiliating public officials is always the right thing. If you can do it for charity and to spread the word about how cool Northern Minnesota can be, all the better.

Meantime, catch Trampled by Turtles on Conan this Wednesday.

UPDATE: Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 18 for the band’s 10th anniversary tour of Minnesota. Shows in Duluth, Grand Rapids, Brainerd, Moorhead and Rochester are planned.


  1. Progressive??

    It’s a shame you have to politicize TDT. They themselves don’t – “all we wanted to do was play music with acoustic instruments as a break from our rock bands. We learned old fiddle songs, traditional folk songs, bluegrass songs, and then created original songs”.

    Why not simply let their music speak for itself?

    But then you can’t, you’ve been trained to be divisive, to divide…

  2. Oh my God, Bob. Progressive bluegrass is a term related to the style of music. It has nothing to do with politics. It means modified. There is also a company called Progressive Insurance. That is also not political.

  3. I relate to the lady who suggested moving the deer crossing signs to lower traffic road locations..

  4. Yeah, it really can happen to anyone. 🙂

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