Blue Turtle Seduction returns for Monday, Tuesday shows
South Lake Tahoe’s Blue Turtle Seduction is coming home for two nights at the Divided Sky.
The Fallen Leaf Lake community brought the idea of the band to life.
Jay Seals (guitar, vocals), Glenn Stewart (harmonica, vocals), Christian Zupancic (mandolin, violin, vocals) and Adam Navone (drums) met while working at Stanford Camp and began exchanging original material.
Add Jay’s brother Stephen Seals (bass), and Blue Turtle Seduction formed. They played their first chaotic-but-fun show in 2001. From there, the band worked to solidify its focus and sound, reflected in a growing popularity at Lake Tahoe. What began as a spontaneous “band of gypsies” had become a motivated group of young musicians and a local phenomenon.
In summer 2003, the members of Blue Turtle Seduction put other career ambitions on hold so they could take their act on the road, and they’ve never looked back.
The band has kept a steady and expanding cycle of touring in their converted vegetable oil bus, earning a strong reputation as road warriors and entertaining people across the U.S. Since first venturing out of Lake Tahoe, the band has been winning fans over night after night, from small towns to big cities from Hawaii to New York, and from dive bars to festivals and famous theaters.
Blue Turtle Seduction has two studio albums under its belt, with the third, “13 Floors,” for release in April.
The band headlined a two-night New Year’s Eve celebration in San Francisco and has played to nearly sold-out crowds at the Fillmore Auditorium three times in less than 16 months.
Just off a Utah-Colorado tour, the band will play two nights at the Divided Sky in Meyers on Monday and Tuesday, March 31 and April 1.