Trampled by Turtles story:

“When we started Trampled by Turtles, all we wanted to do was play music with acoustic instruments as a break from our rock bands.  We learned old fiddle songs, traditional folk songs, bluegrass songs, and what few original songs we had, followed those formulas.  As it happened however, the first year of existence of this band was also the last year of existence for our other bands.”