Featuring what I would call one of the coolest band names of all time, Trampled by Turtles also plays some of the best bluegrass to be offered. With a guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and bass all present — and the handlers each being more than adept at them — the group often goes on serious instrumental tangents. Said tangents can be heard in jams like "Risk" and my personal favorite "New Son/Burnt Iron." These speedy pieces are countered with slower, make-you-think songs like "Midnight on the Interstate." There are no electric guitars and synthesizers and it's a blessing, as TBT generates natural, organic music. If this music can't make you stomp and clap, then none can.
Trampled by Turtles plays Party in the Park on Thursday, July 17. They will be preceded the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and The Prickers. The Younger Gang will perform during set breaks. 5:30 p.m. $5. Cityofrochester.gov/pitp; Trampledbyturtles.com.