One Minnesota band that has quickly become one of my favorites in the last couple years is Duluth’s Trampled By Turtles. Most people wouldn’t think of Minnesota when they think of a great bluegrass band, but perhaps this song would make them reconsider:
Need more? Here’s a fantastic instrumental aptly named “Sounds Like A Movie.” It just keeps getting faster and faster. Unbelievable:
I was lucky enough to see them, not just once, but two nights in a row last winter, and MAN, do they put on a show. One of their regular features at a show is to perform a cover song, perhaps more than one. They do such a great job at cover songs that I honestly wish they’d release an album of nothing but covers. Check out their cover of the Pixies:
If that wasn’t enough for you, here’s their cover of Tears For Fears:
If you see they’re coming to your town, do yourself a huge favor and go see them!