On Saturday, October 3rd, Trampled By Turtles took part in Democracy Comes Alive, a one-day, nonpartisan virtual music festival aimed at channeling the power of music to make a critical impact on civic engagement in this November’s elections and beyond. For their appearance during the all-day virtual event, the Minnesota-bred folk-rock outfit performed “Alone” from their 2012 Stars and Satellites studio album.

As with previous virtual performances from earlier this year, all six members of Trampled By Turtles including Dave Simonett (guitar), Tim Saxhaug (bass), Dave Carroll (banjo), Erik Berry (mandolin), Ryan Young (fiddle), and Eamonn McLain (cello) reunited virtually from their respective home locations for their calming performance of the Americana ballad.

Relive Trampled By Turtles’ performance of “Alone” as seen during Democracy Comes Alive below.

Trampled By Turtles – “Alone” – Democracy Comes Alive

In late September, Trampled By Turtles performed live for an audience for the first time since the pandemic began as part of Collectiv Presents‘ At The Drive Inn series outside Chicago. Check out photo and video coverage from the Trampled By Turtles drive-in shows here.

Trampled By Turtles joined 50+ performers and 10+ other speakers as part of Democracy Comes Alive, presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with voter registration nonprofit HeadCount. The 10-hour streaming event, powered by Nugs.TV and Plus 1, generated $40,000 and counting in funds for HeadCount as well as the participating artists, who remain out of work as the pandemic continues. In addition to the funds generated, Democracy Comes Alive led thousands of people to HeadCount’s tools to check your voter registration status and register to vote. For more information, head here.