Live at Gypsy Highway
Born in Cuba and raised in Chicago, IL, Eddie Turner plays a diverse blend of rock, voodoo blues, and R&B peppered with African rhythms. Vintage Guitar quoted his album Rise as “personal super-modern music with verve and drive.” Guitar Player Magazine praised Eddie – “Turner’s otherworldly, atmospheric guitar style colors the inventive disc.”
In 2005, Eddie released his album Rise, which resulted in a Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist Debut and was followed by 2006’s The Turner Diaries, both to rave reviews from the press and fans. In 2010, he released his third album with the label, Miracles & Demons, which displayed his dynamic guitar work and strong original songwriting. That release was nominated for a 2011 Blues Blast Magazine Award for Best Contemporary Album. In 2016, he self-released Naked In Your Face, a live album recorded at Calgary’s Blues Can during August of 2015. Each of these records appeared on the Living Blues Magazine Charts and the Roots Music Report charts with durations up to 30 plus days.
In 2021, after years of touring and playing on records, he went into the studio with an armful of new music. The result, his latest, Change In Me, is a melting pot of blues, jazz, and rock while addressing social issues; love; a unique mashup of a Lou Reed song; and a Taj Mahal classic…but always bringing his signature guitar tone and vocals to the album. This was produced by himself with his longtime friend, Kenny Passarelli at Kirk Yano’s Studio 99 in Brooklyn NYC, NY and Tim Stroh at Madhouse Studios in Colorado.
A life-long student of music, Eddie tries to echo the energy and passion he has behind his guitar and vocals to the listener. “Vocal-wise, everyone keeps telling me I sound like (Jimi) Hendrix, which I don’t think so, but I’m not going to fight it,” he said. “But if I could, I’d sound like Bobby Blue Bland, who is my favorite singer of the blues. He’s one of the greatest blues singers ever, along with Magic Sam, who I also love.” (from Blues Blast mag 2011). His influences run from Miles Davis, British Blues to Rock to classic rock. “You’ve spent your life listening to every great player, and you try and sneak in those influences”
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