The band stayed in a log cabin near Lake Superior, refusing to emerge until the album was complete.
Guitarist Dave Simonett refers to Stars and Satellites as a step out of their musical comfort zone. However, for the Turtles, every song was once out of their element. The Bluegrass band was originally formed as a side project so the original four members could take a break from their Rock bands. They played Bluegrass and Folk music, genres that (at the time) were entirely new to them.
But the exercise was comfortable and rewarding enough to warrant giving up Rock and moving full-time to Bluegrass. With an added member, the quintet’s members now abandon Duluth from time to time in order to share their music with the rest of humanity.
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