Hailing from Duluth, Minn., Trampled By Turtles, or TxT for short, is one of those groups that narrowly escapes definition. Sure, there’s plenty of bluegrass, what with all the fiddles, guitars, mandolins, banjos and acoustic bass in the band. But TxT speeds up the pace, wrapping an acoustic sound in fast-paced, adrenaline-soaked roots music performances that are more akin to watching “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” on fast-forward than your usual picking n’ grinning.

Another way to look at the group is to consider the five members’ histories playing punk as well as old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, resulting in the band’s high-velocity roots music showcased by each individual musician putting the pedal to the metal.

The band has plenty of dates as it hits the road beginning this week, starting in Des Moines at People’s Court and running through Oct. 5 in Lawrence, Kan., at The Bottleneck. Stops in between include Indianapolis at Birdy’s Sept. 30; Lexington, Ky., at Cosmic Charlie’s Oct. 1; St. Louis at Old Rock House Oct. 3 and Columbia, Mo, at Mojo’s Oct. 4.

The band revs it up once again in November, joining The Infamous Stringdusters on a co-headline romp beginning Nov. 4 in Chicago at The Double Door. Other dates include Ann Arbor at the Blind Pig Nov. 5; Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom Nov. 6; New York at the Bowery Ballroom Nov. 11; Baltimore at 8X10 Nov. 13; Charlotte, N.C., at the Visulite Theatre Nov. 19 and Atlanta at Variety Playhouse Nov. 20.

Trampled By Turtles is touring in support of its fifth self-released album, Palomino. For more information, click here for the TxT website.