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WATCH: Trampled By Turtles on 'Late Show with David Letterman'

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WATCH: Trampled By Turtles on 'Late Show with David Letterman'
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Did you miss Tuesday night's performance by Duluth's Trampled By Turtles on the “Late Show with David Letterman”? Catch their appearance in the video above.


The bluegrass band performed "Are You Behind the Shining Star?" from their seventh album, “Wild Animals,” which was released Tuesday. They were joined by Low's Alan Sparhawk.

Letterman chatted a bit with the band after the performance.

"Duluth - that's iron ore country?" the longtime late-night host asked the band.

"Taconite," banjo player Dave Carroll replied.

"Taconite - that's right. ... They load them on the ore boat and send them down where they used to make steel. They don't make steel here any more though, do they?" Letterman said (incorrectly, though, about the U.S. steel industry that's still very much alive).

Letterman then spotted fiddle player Ryan Young apparently trying to scratch an itch on his back.

"Here, let me get that for you," Letterman said. "Tell me when."

"Little higher," Young said.

"He's good," Letterman told the crowd, and pitched the album one more time as the show closed.

It was the band's second appearance on Letterman's show. They first played the "Late Show" in April 2012, around the time the band released “Stars and Satellites.”