Last week on Wednesday Trevor and I made our way down to the Paradise to catch Newport Folk vets Trampled By Turtles. The legendary Jonny Corndawg opened, playing tunes mostly from his newest record Down On The Bikini Line. After Corndawg finished up his set, TBT took the stage and played through nearly 20 tracks.
The set was heavy on cuts from Palomino (see setlist below), but the band also busted out two new tracks that should be featured on the next TBT release. The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” has become a staple of their live sets as well as Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” which featured banjo player Dave Carroll on guitar and lead vocals.
It was fiddle player Ryan Young who stole the show though. It started with his shredding session on “Separate” and yes I just used the word “shredding” to describe fiddle playing. Next was his captivating solo on the slow burner, “Bloodshot Eyes” and then an absolutely unreal turn on “It’s A War.” I turned to Trevor multiple times throughout the set after Young’s solos so that he could help lift my jaw off the ground. The speed and finesse with which Young plays adds an entrancing dimension to TBT’s live sets and it’s the biggest reason why they are such an exciting band to see in concert.
Check out the full setlist below and take a look and listen to a performance of “Bloodshot Eyes” from a show earlier this year.
2. Help You
3. Sounds Like A Movie
5. Bloodshot Eyes
8. Feet and Bones
9. New Orleans
10. (New Song)
11. (New Song)
12. It’s A War
13. Pretty buzzed at this point and forgot to write this one down
14. New Son/Burnt Iron
15. Where is My Mind? (Pixies cover)
17. Wait So Long
18. Harvest Moon (Neil Young cover)
19. Cold In The City