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“EDMONTON - You can call Eddie Turner a bluesman, but the guitarist-singer sports a much deeper pedigree from his Cuban birthright to his love of rock, funk and jazz. Born to a Cuban mother and American father who moved to Chicago shortly after his birth, Turner grew up with Afro-Cuban sounds before he got wise to that city’s powerful blues pulse. After taking up guitar and moving to Boulder, Colo., he paid his dues in a series of rock, punk and R&B bands before a band tragedy prompted a decade-long hiatus from music entirely. He was coaxed back and became a key part of the Otis Taylor Band with Kenny Passarelli in the mid-1990s. Passarelli (formerly with Joe Walsh, Elton John, etc.) would produce and play for Turner’s own 2005 solo debut Rise and two subsequent albums, The Turner Diaries and Miracles & Demons, all notable for their diverse sounds, all on Canada’s Northern Blues label. Turner has played Edmonton twice since 2009.”
“50 BADASS BLUES SOLOS YOU MUST HEAR ! A master at creating spooky atmospherics - Turner is a funky and hard rocking psychedelic bluesman in the Hendrix tradition”
“B.B.Kings Bluesville ... Picks To Click ... October 2010 - " MIRACLES & DEMONS "”
“and eddie's performance at the Blues Blast Awards really captivated me -- soul & fire !”
“Eddie Turner is a guitar symphony . a sublime blend of old blues , new jazz , delta drone , PINK FLOYD and world beat stylings .... it is as Eddie does !”
“A contemporary blues shaman , full of magic , mystery and unexpected surprises . Enormous originality and a new musical perspective .”
“This album is no less than exhilarating the way Turner psychedelically transforms the blues guitar into a force to be reckoned with .”
“This is thoroughly 21st century stuff , showcasing Turner's exceptional guitar playing which sees him cast as voodoo child exploring the soulful , the funky , and the psychedelic with razor sharp attitude .”
“in short , this one stands alone , a unique and visionary interpretation of the blues , literally unlike any other . An absorbing collection from a distinct and compelling voice.”
“A fine singer with a flexible voice and depth of spirit that spans generations of genres , but still sounds updated and current .”
“Blues hoodoo is alive and well in the modern world”
“Contemporary Blues in your face delivering an uncompromising sound that is hard to ignore !”
“2011 Blues Blast Magazine nominee "BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES CD" for "MIRACLES & DEMONS"”
“2011 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS nominee " BEST BLUES SONG " ”
“2006 Blues Music Awards nominee , " BEST NEW ARTIST "”
" Upon my return home , a friend asked me to sum up the ( arkansas blues & heritage ) festival with three highlights to which i responded, " EDDIE TURNER , EDDIE TURNER, EDDIE TURNER ! " this was definitely the most creative act of the entire festival . "
" He could cross over just as easily and quickly as Robert Randolph "
" Blues - rooted yet sufficiently eclectic to please fans of many genres ... Most impressive are the originals ... a set that showcases TURNER as a forward looking stylist "
" a strong , highly stylized release ... the timing is right for EDDIE TURNER to make his stand . TURNER peppers his misic with equal parts rock , funk and gospel , guided by a love of Hendrixian guitar."
" TURNER's otherworldly , atmospheric guitar style colors the inventive disc , offering a modern take on a classic genre "
" the former Otis Taylor sideman takes the voodoo blues of Jimi Hendrix and uses his background and artistry to make them real .THE TURNER DIARIES moves easily from classic shuffles to chilling forays at the outer limits of the blues "
" A monster guitar player . Reminds me of my good friend Jimi "