Mt. Joy and Trampled By Turtles will be performing at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on August 15, part of the two band’s co-headlining summer/fall tour that kicks off this month. The show is all ages (except for children under two-years-old) and tickets are on sale now starting at $24. For those looking to win tickets we are giving away a couple of pairs via our Instagram so you can enjoy a night out under the stars at The Greek — follow us and Live Nation on Instagram and tag a friend to enter + share to earn additional entries! Winners will be selected at random and announced on Thursday, August 5!
Mt. Joy is coming off last year’s release of their sophomore album Rerrange Us, a visceral collection of folk-tinged ditties composed at a time of personal and romantic strife amongst the Los Angeles five-piece. But the talents of vocalist/guitarist Matt Quinn, guitarist Sam Cooper, drummer Sotiris Eliopoulos, keyboardist Jackie Miclau, and bassist Michael Byrnes have once again come together to create a triumphant album of soaring Americana. “Bug Eyes,” the album’s opening exultation grows out of nothing more than a murmur into a rapturous crescendo of grizzled riffs, anthemic crashes, and Quinn’s own earnestly-anxious howling.
Bluesgrass progressives Trampled By Turtles released their last album Life is Good on the Open Road back in 2018 — their eighth studio album since the band’s formation under Dave Simonett in 2003. Written in seclusion at a rural cabin in Minnesota, the album’s soundscape is a heart-soothing, stipped-down collection of strummed acoustic guitars, banjos, and dizzying fiddle medleys. And while their harmonies and ballads cut deep, their shows are anything but slow. Their live shows are well-known for unfolding like furious folk jam sessions.