Bluegrass group Trampled By Turtles on stage Dec. 12 in Ponte Vedra

Bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles will perform Dec. 12 in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, in Ponte Vedra Beach. Contributed image

Bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles will perform Dec. 12 in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, in Ponte Vedra Beach. Contributed image

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall announces progressive bluegrass group Trampled By Turtles and special guest Nikki Lane will perform on Friday, December 12, 2014. Tickets go on sale to the public this Friday, October 3 at 10 a.m.

Trampled By Turtles formed in 2003 in Duluth, Minnesota. From their beginnings on the Midwestern festival circuit, they have reached new heights with each album. The release of 2012’s Stars And Satellites saw the band play to more fans than ever, sell close to 100,000 albums, make their first national television appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, and have their first concert feature, Live at First Avenue, broadcast on Palladia. This year will see the band headline Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the first time and the kickoff of their own festival, Festival Palomino, which took place September 20th outside Minneapolis.

On Wild Animals, Trampled By Turtles’ seventh studio album, themes of impermanence run deep, both lyrically and sonically. The quintet’s hybrid folk sound continues its evolution pushing the band further into the grey area between genres that defy pigeonholing. Mandolin player, Erik Berry, says of the band’s chemistry, “From the earliest times we started playing, there has always been a real hard-to-define quality about our chemistry, something special. It’s been a treat to find that more than ten years in we still can turn new corners, at least new-to-us corners, together in the way we approach a song or a sound and still with that quality. That something that makes us, us.”

Born in South Carolina, Nikki Lane moved to New York City and, after a messy breakup, picked up a guitar and set her sights on a music career. But the cost of living in New York proved to be too high an obstacle, so she turned to Nashville, a city she had visited extensively. Her cooing-yet-brutal vocals are a perfect fit with an aching, mournful guitar. Her upcoming album, tentatively titled Seein’ Double—produced by, yes, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys — is one of Nashville’s most anticipated releases.

Tickets for this general admission standing room only show go on sale this Friday, October 3 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Go to www.pvconcerthall.com 

IF YOU GO

  • SHOW: Trampled By Turtles with Nikki Lane
  • DATE: Friday, Dec. 12
  • TIME: Doors 8:00 p.m. / Show 9:00 p.m.
  • TICKETS: $22 for General Admission Standing Room Only; $25 Day of Show
  • WEBSITES: www.trampledbyturtles.com; www.nikkilane.com; www.pvconcerthall.com 

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