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TBT's Simonett announces solo disc

Monday, January 13, 2020 – Trampled by Turtles lead singer Dave Simonett will hit the road this spring in support of his upcoming album "Red Tail," out March 13 on Thirty Tigers.

"Red Tail" marks the first time that Simonett has recorded a collection of solo material under his own name. Simonett has previously released two albums under the Dead Man Winter moniker as a means to share and express the other side of his songwriting and artistry. His last album, "Furnace," came out in 2013.

While "Furnace" was a cathartic writing experience and documented a heavy time in his life (Simonett split from his wife), the new songs aren't necessarily connected to personal experiences. Hailing from northern Minnesota originally, Simonett draws inspiration from the outdoors using light, the seasons and natural imagery to create a mood.

Tour dates are:
March 19 - Grand Rapids, MN - Reif Center
March 26 - Chicago, IL - City Winery*
March 27 - Cincinnati, OH - Ballroom at the Taft Theatre*
March 28 - Nashville, TN - City Winery*
March 29 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery*
March 30 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle*
April 1 - Washington, DC - City Winery*
April 2 - Philadelphia, PA - City Winery*
April 3 - New York, NY - City Winery*
April 4 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre*
April 5 - Boston, MA -City Winery*
April 16 - Boulder, CO - Bluebird Music Festival
April 17 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
April 18 - Boulder, CO - Bluebird Music Festival
April 19 -Fort Collins, CO - The Armory
May 9 - St. Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theatre+

*with Andrea von Kampen
+ with bnsn rmsy


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CD review - Red Tail Though he has been releasing albums as the frontman of Trampled by Turtles and under the Dead Man Winter moniker, "Red Tail" is Dave Simonett's first true solo album. It's an appropriate album title, too. Though a mere eight songs long, "Red Tail" has moments that soar like a hawk in flight. One of TbT's calling cards has been the band's lightning-fast bluegrass licks. There are some upbeat songs here, but there are also a number of tunes that meander at ...
CD review - Life is Good on the Open Road After a four-year-break from recording, Duluth, Minn. sextet Trampled By Turtles return with its eighth studio release of edgy bluegrass and Indie folk/rock. Lead singer Dave Simonett wrote all of the mostly dark themed lyrics with the lone instrumental that showcases the band's topflight musicianship, "Good Land," credited to bandmate Erik Berry. The musicianship is best demonstrated on uptempo tunes such as the raging "Blood in the Water," which finds Simonett ...
CD review - Wild Animals Trampled By Turtles, the five-piece band from Duluth, Minn., combines bluegrass, folk and country into an enjoyable mixture. This act, which has been known to cover such unexpected artists as the extremely somber Radiohead in concert, is gradually moving away from its speedy bluegrass leanings and incorporating much more moody instrumental blends into its music. "Wild Animals'" title track, for instance, opens up this 11-song album with a slow, dirge-y piece. ...


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