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Review: Trampled by Turtles

Trampled by Turtles. Photos by John Sleezer/The Star Its name may seem ludicrous, but the band Trampled by Turtles can evoke the sound of a stampede. The five-piece acoustic band hails from Duluth, Minn., yet its sound is drawn from Appalachia country blues and bluegrass. Unlike the critter in its name, however, there is rarely anything shy or slow-moving about the results. Wednesday night at the Granada in Lawrence, the band spent an hour and 40 minutes whipping a packed house into various stages of fervency and invigoration. We’ve seen and heard this sound before, starting with local hero Split...