Turner’s new release, produced by Matt Noveskey, conveys the Berklee College of Music graduate’s growth as a songwriter and musician since the release of his 2011 EP, SIDE ONE: SEE HOW FAR I GET. That one earned widespread praise, including the Austin Chronicle’s declaration of his status as “a blossoming Texas troubadour”
and Austin Women magazine’s labeling of his work as “expressive, relevant and wise.”
It also led to appearances at the 2012 International Folk Alliance conference in Memphis — and to a year spent traveling with his band and opening for acts such as Will Hoge, Bob Schneider and Joe Pug. Turner also has built strong collaborative bonds with fiddler and fellow singer-songwriter Phoebe Hunt (including as a member of her band) and bassist Pat Harris, both of whom play in his band and share writing credit on the GHOSTS track, “Long Gone.” Hunt and singer Ellie Carroll add beautiful harmonies to several tracks on the
album, including the revealing ballad “Room for Doubt.”
That’s one of two leadoff singles; the other is “Killed that Girl (’Cause She Was Killin’ Me)” a clever murder tale with a bit of a rockabilly beat. Turner admits he enjoys twisting a good murder yarn, in true Americana style.
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