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Eddie Turner & the tRoUbled TwiNs / Press

“Philip Verhaege (4½) Eddie Turner confirmed with this live release all the good things that I personally have been seen in his home city of Chicago. The release ‘Naked…In Your Face’ is highly recommended!”

"Naked ... In Your Face" Eddie "Blue Zion" Turner is an excellent live album, especially for those who were there that night with a fantastic long groove must have been. We now have the chance to relive Turner unchecked. Do I would say ... Eric Schuurmans

"Eddie’s in great form vocally and strings-wise ... highly-recommended listening," says Don & Sheryl's Blues Blog of "Naked ... In Your Face," the new live disc from singer/songwriter/guitarist Eddie Turner and a band he calls the Trouble Twins. The site goes on to say that the album "lets this power trio unleash all its blues fury on a very appreciative audience at the Blues Can in Calgary, Alberta ... does exactly what a great live album is supposed to do: It makes you wanna shout, dance, and, as a great man once wrote, just forget about life for a while!"

“Eddie Turner & The Trouble Twins - "Gone in 60 Seconds" - If you've never heard Eddie Turner, you're missing out on one of the most talented guitarists alive. From "trance blues" to "true blues" to blues-rock that would make Beck jealous, Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner delivers, every single time. This live complilation simply kicks serious tail. Move over, Joe Bonamassa: you have company at the top of the list as best guitarist around.”

“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”

Barry Cleveland - Guitar Player Magazine

“B.B.Kings Bluesville ... Picks To Click ... October 2010 - " MIRACLES & DEMONS "”

BILL WAX - XM/SIRIUS RADIO

“and eddie's performance at the Blues Blast Awards really captivated me -- soul & fire !”

Bob Margolin

“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 !”

long island blues society

“A contemporary blues shaman , full of magic , mystery and unexpected surprises . Enormous originality and a new musical perspective .”

La Hora Del Blues

“This album is no less than exhilarating the way Turner psychedelically transforms the blues guitar into a force to be reckoned with .”

benjamin c. squires - music spectrum

“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 .”

Ken Peace - Blues In the Northwest

“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.”

John Taylor - blog-critics.org

“A fine singer with a flexible voice and depth of spirit that spans generations of genres , but still sounds updated and current .”

Michael G. nastos - Allmusic.com

“Blues hoodoo is alive and well in the modern world”

Duane Verh - Jazz & Blues Report

“Contemporary Blues in your face delivering an uncompromising sound that is hard to ignore !”

Peter Miles - PBS.org 106.7 melbourne Au.

“2011 Blues Blast Magazine nominee "BEST CONTEMPORARY BLUES CD" for "MIRACLES & DEMONS"”

BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE

“2011 INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS nominee " BEST BLUES SONG " ”

“2006 Blues Music Awards nominee , " BEST NEW ARTIST "”

blues music foundation

" 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 . "

Dorothy Hill - BLUES ART JOURNAL

" He could cross over just as easily and quickly as Robert Randolph "

Tim Holek - SW Blues

" 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 "

LIVING BLUES

" 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."

Blues Revue

" TURNER's otherworldly , atmospheric guitar style colors the inventive disc , offering a modern take on a classic genre "

Guitar Player Magazine

" 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 "

dave rubin - Guitar Edge

" A monster guitar player . Reminds me of my good friend Jimi "

Stephen Stills