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A native of the small town of Pacolet, South Carolina, Brandon Turner has been garnering attention and praise for his skilled guitar work since he was a teenager. Growing up in a house where his father always had instruments lying around, Brandon got his first electric guitar at age 9 and began absorbing the musical traditions of the Piedmont and Delta Blues, as well as studying the styles of guitar legends such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Jeff Beck. By age 11 he was playing in open jams hosted by his instructors, Gene and Wes Wyatt, and could always hold his own with pickers many years his senior. In his later teens, Brandon began playing with SC music treasures such as Fayssoux McLean (Emmylou Harris’ harmony singer) and Freddie Vanderford (Piedmont Blues Harp Master) and continues to appear regularly with both artists. Brandon recently co-produced Vanderford’s first solo album, "Greasy Greens".
Peter Cooper, music writer for the Nashville Tennessean said, “Brandon Turner plays guitar with ease, tone and invention, whether trading bluegrass licks with Ricky Skaggs, dueling on searing electric guitar with Will Kimbrough or creating plaintive acoustic parts for songs featuring Emmylou Harris, Fayssoux McLean or Angela Easterling. Hailing from a region that has given us country-jazz master Hank Garland, blues great Pink Anderson and country-rock kingpin Toy Caldwell, Turner synthesizes his native influences into something unique, fresh and pleasing.”