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Jason Turner/ Jason Turner Band / Press

“Turn up and tune in for the Tuesday night CD release party for the latest from Madison-based singer/songwriter Jason Turner, 7:30 p.m. at Duling Hall (a CD listening is at 6:30 p.m.). "Like the Night," his first since signing a publishing/distribution deal with Malaco Records, strikes a more hopeful note than previous releases, Turner said. "It's more upbeat and catchy. I think it's the best-sounding thing I've done." His music blends country, pop and rock into a signature style, and this show has all his bandmates along — fellow musicians spanning three previous albums over four years — to join him on the songs. It's $5. Visit dulinghall.com.”

“Everyone has a dream. Depending on your age, your geography or life situation, dreams can change. For artist Jason Turner, those dreams have come true, even if they’ve come in unexpected ways. The south Jackson native, who turns 36 this week, is a singer-songwriter with a busy schedule, playing venues across the southeast. He’ll release a new record, Like The Night, on December 2, with a Duling Hall show. On his latest project, Turner says he’s all over the place stylistically. But the subject matter is constant. “Everything is a personal experience,” he explains. “There’s no concept other than what I was going through at the time.” Turner says his songs reflect getting it together, changing past situations and finding hope. Turner recorded his new record there and is signed to a publishing deal with the legendary gospel and R&B label based in Jackson. There’s hope of having his songs placed in TV shows or commercials.”

“Since he started performing live in the late '90s, Jason Turner has played more than 2,500 shows, mostly solo gigs in Mississippi. Turner's solo set, however, isn't the average "guy singing with an acoustic guitar." He goes to his shows also equipped with his harmonica and several effects pedals. Although he's using only two instruments at a time—harmonica and guitar or vocals and guitar—his sound is massive. His loop pedal allows Turner to create layers of sound through his guitar playing. #Constant performing has proved to be the right direction for Turner, as he wins and places in more Best of Jackson award categories each year. This year, in addition to winning three categories, he also got second place in Best Country Artist, Best Cover Band, Best Musician and Best Original Band. #This summer, Turner plans to release "Like the Night," an album he has been working on at Malaco Records.”

“Jason Turner's fifth and latest album "Apology on Repeat," released June 18, features songs he wrote over the course of several years that producer Steve Blaze handpicked from about a hundred. With a theme of hope, "Apology on Repeat" is an album that has confused (and perhaps delighted) music classifiers.Many peg "Apology on Repeat" as a country album, but Turner doesn't even listen to country music. He's more of a '90s . rock and '80s new-wave guyAlthough he was listening to a lot of Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell while recording this album, he says that he listens to Soundgarden and Pearl Jam all the time. Perhaps it's those influences—and the southern drawl—that help Turner's music sound like a mix between '90s rock and country. In "Apology on Repeat," Turner uses the ups and downs of romantic relationships to represent other hardships in his life that he has overcome. One listen reveals the top layer, but listen closer, and the deeper message of hope and perseverance shines throu”

“Mississippi singer/songwriter Jason Turner marks the debut of his fifth album, “Apology on Repeat” with a CD release party at Pelican Cove Saturday, 6-11 p.m.; special guest Erin Callie will start the evening and the Jason Turner Band will bring it home next. Most of the songs are confessional, dealing with some dark days Turner came through as he dealt the demon of drink. “I finally moved past all that,” he says. The music’s upbeat; the lyrics aren’t. “It tricks you,” he says of his country, blues and rock blend. Lillian Axe’s Steve Blaze was his producer on the CD, which debuted in the Top 100 on the iTunes chart. Fireworks wrap up the night (celebrating Fourth of July, but Turner’s bursting with pride, too, so it’s a good fit).”

“Mississippi has a secret. But I doubt it will remain one for long. The Jason Turner Band has released Apology on Repeat and it’s one not to miss. Jason Turner, a Jackson, Miss., native is a skilled musician and songwriter who has spent the last 16 years honing his skills on the road - many times solo, and it has paid off big time. Apology on Repeat is a masterful work of soulful songs, each one a personal anthem of love gone wrong (or right), life on the road and facing down demons, all set to a blend of blues, country and rock all interjected with memorable guitar riffs. The record is high energy and the songs beautifully written. Maybe that’s what makes Apology on Repeat a great album.”

“Best Local Singer/ Best Local Musician: Jason Turner Jason Turner is no stranger to hard work. He attributes his success to determination and "being everywhere." "Probably to my detriment, I never say no to a gig," he says. This full-time musician averages six performances each week at various venues around the Jackson area. Still however he manages to find time to record. In December, Turner appeared on the "Oxford Sounds" project "Recorded Live at Tweed Recording". This March, Turner is releasing an album called "Apology on Repeat" with his band Andrew "Snakefarm" Burkzynski and Matthew Newman.”

“Best Local Rock Artist: Jason Turner Jason Turner made a huge jump from good showing in Best Local Rock Artist in 2012 to this year's top winner. While some fans and music websites and publications refer to him as a country artist, it's all rock and roll to him. Influenced by the blues music he was surrounded by- his mother worked at Malaco Records- he started playing the guitar at age 12. These days he leans more toward singer/songwriter music such as John Mayer. His live sets often feature him as a one man band with an acoustic guitar, harmonica and effects pedals. Check his website for an updated tour schedule.”

“TURNER TIME: Jason Turner's latest release, the e.p. "Oxford Sounds presents Jason Turner Recorded Live at Tweed Recording" debuted in December at no.8 on the iTunes blues charts and settled in the Top 100 for two weeks. It's six songs include two from a new album due out in March.”

“Jason Turner Recorded Live at Tweed Recording Oxford Sound Turner is a Jackson, Mississippi-based blues guitarist with a strong local and area following. His Tweed Recording session was released in the latter part of last month, as part of the Oxford Sounds Project, an effort to establish a foothold for that area’s musical scene. Turner does not have a traditional blues voice—it’s more of a plaintive, alt-rock rasp that could easily slip into modern country. The six tracks on this album are the string-driven, bar ballad variety, salted with harmonica to tamp down any tendency toward whininess. - Bruce Collier”

“In their first 24 hours up on iTunes for public consumption, song collections by artists from the Oxford music scene, recorded in local studios, are already sitting pretty on the blues chart. Recordings from six artists in the Oxford Sounds project went live December 11, with five of them perched in the blues section’s “New & Noteworthy” section, including Jason Turner, Jimbo Mathus, Blue Mountain, Luke Winslow King, and American Aquarium. The Mathus set also was featured on the home page. At the time of publication of this article—about 12:30 p.m. on the second day the music has been available—Oxford Sounds’ sets by Mathus, Jason Turner, American Aquarium, and Duff Dorrough are positioned at 11, 35, 73, and 98 respectively.”

“Jason Turner is a singer and songwriter of considerable skill, a craftsman who, with ease and effortlessness, can combine influences from contemporary country music, alternative-country, blues, and the wide spectrum of contemporary pop-rock into a bright and confident new sound that belongs only to him. But Turner is more than that, more than just another troubadour and would-be pop star slaving away in the singer-songwriter ghetto. He’s also an impressive guitarist – a virtuoso really. Here is a soloist who is comfortable ripping out masterful, complex lead lines on his trusty acoustic, and also a rhythm player who is not just capable and sturdy but also commanding and dense. There’s a lot going on in these songs, and they all bear repeated listening. ”

“Stomping one foot to beat of his music and pressing his loop pedal w/ the other. Jason Turner is usually a one man band. He's equipped w/ an acoustic guitar, a harmonica, and a slew of effects pedals. Turner's southern drawl and energetic performances have made him a Jackson area favorite. A full time musician, he performs an average of 6 nights a week for 3 hrs at venues big and small. Turner's ubiquitousness is just one of the reasons he won two of this years Best of Jackson awards:Best Local Singer and Best Local Musician. He came in 3rd for Best Original Band and Best Singer/Songwriter and good showing for best Rock and Best Country artist. " When he first picked up a guitar at age 12 he immediately started trying to write his own songs. Although he laughs thinking about what he wrote as a child, Turner is now well known for his writing skills. Turner has released three albums of original work- his latest "13 Years" in 2010- and he hopes to have his next released this year.”

“Madison singer/songwriter Jason Turner recently surpassed his $5,000 goal through Pledge Music, raising enough to fund his new album. Post-goal, a portion of pledges will go to Blair E. Baton Hospital for Children. "What I liked about Pledge Music is that you could give to a charity," said Turner, noting he's been to Blair E. Batson a few times with a hurt child. "I really wanted to help out." Find out more about his project at http:// www.pledgemusic. com/ projects/ jasonturnernewalbum. His aim is to make a more professional album in Nashville that'll showcase his introspective pop/rock songs and take his music to the next level. He'll start tracking the album in May, working with producer Steve Blaze of Lillian Axe. Turner, who'd written about 60 songs since his last release, sent Blaze four CDs' worth of tunes - "well, here's the box set," Turner joked. "He helped me weed through my ADD of writing too many songs." He hopes to have the album out late summer or early fall.”

“Musician Jason Turner is farther along in his career, having already released three albums, he's hoping to social media and it's crowd funding features can play a big role in producing his fourth. Turner is using Pledge music, an online fundraising tool, to rake in enough capital to pay for studio time and a producer. Turner has 60 days to raise 5000, in the first 30 he has raised 3900. The surplus will be donated to the Blair E Batson Children's Hospital. "That's part of the appeal" Turner said last week as he was traveling to Austin, Tx. to play at South by Southwest. Turner has the chance to come out of this process debt free, something he hasn't been able to do with past releases. Turner has saturated Twitter and Facebook asking fans to donate whatever they can. "It definitely feels weird to be all over the internet saying 'Hey I need some money' you know?" Turner said. "But it evens the playing field. You can raise the money yourself and put out the album. It's pretty exciting"”

Clay Chandler - Mississippi Business Journal

“Best Local Singer, Best Local Musician: Jason Turner It all began with a philosophy similar to "One for all, and all for one" when Jason Turner and his three-man band took on the Jackson music scene back in 1997 at the Jubilee!JAM. Now, almost 15 years later, he's the winner of the Best Local Singer and Musician awards. Turner is a connoisseur of music and has mastered the art of playing three instruments: piano, guitar and bass guitar. He is a self-proclaimed perfectionist and has made himself known throughout the nation for his songs "Nothing Town," "Hotter Than the Sun" and "Tonight." —Brittany Kilgore”

“PERFECT ROAD TRIP MUSIC My first experience with great music was when Counting Crows tangled Whiskytown’s “In Town” with their hit “Round Here” I heard the lyrics and ran to T-Bone records and bought Whiskytown’s Strangers Almanac. I still have the CD and every Whiskytown CD they ever made. At some point Ryan Adams decided he could live his life Without Caitlin Carey and broke out on his own and married Mandy Moore. Nothing against Mandy Moore but, I’m a chick and I’d take Caitlin Carey over Mandy Moore ANY day. She’s got killer harmonies and I’ve got killer legs so we could make the whole thing work. Anyway, back the The Jason Turner Band- I’ve loved a ton of artists but the first cords from this band took me straight back to my first true music experience. Just one song and you’ll be ready to ice down the cooler, load up and hit a back road or just chill at the deer camp. Maybe even take that long weekend in New Orleans you’ve been meaning to take. ”

“The Jason Turner Band, a local country/rock band with an alternative vibe, won the C Spire Wireless 2011 Bulldog Bash contest and will open this Friday for Jake Owen and The Avett Brothers according to Rhett Hobart, Student Association president. The band's new album, 13 years, released in August, is generally an upbeat and lyrically stirring set of songs. Accompanying the overall country feel to many of the songs are a mixture of musical influences. Fans of rock and pop will clap to the beat of "Tonight," or the more rock-oriented song, "Another Like You." Others will appreciate the blues/rock feel of "Haunt Me," which is reminiscent of The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses." The band consists of Jason Turner on guitar and vocals, Adam Perry on bass, Matt Newman playing drums and Jay Wadsworth playing pedal steel and guitar. Hobart said last year's Bulldog Bash show brought in 35,000 people, a number this year he hopes will be beaten. "We're all excited about it"”

“Bulldog Bash Winner Rocktwang is one way Jackson native Jason Turner describes his music. Southern rock, alt-country, Americana-whatever you call it, it's a genre that is versatile enough to appeal to many tastes. As evidence, The Jason Turner Band won the 2011 Bulldog Bash contest, C Spire Wireless announced in September. Self-taught since age 12, Turner says he didn't come from a particularly musical family. "As a teen, I found music as a release to some things I was dealing with," he says. In addition to playing five to six days a week, Turner does his own booking, manages his website and lugs multiple guitars and equipment into a gig. Turner is expanding his base and developing a more regional following. In 2010, he independently released his first album, "13 Years," available through iTunes. He is working on his next CD, which Nashville-based Americana artist and producer Will Kimbrough will oversee. "You've got to keep stuff coming out for people to stay interested." ”

“Watching the Jason Turner band is like seeing the Shuttle blast off. This group has been together for over 15 years and continue to ‘wow’ the audience. It’s high energy, foot stomping, powerful music!”

“The Roux House presents the Jason Turner Band on Saturday, July 23 as a part of their Louisiana Saturday Night Concert Series. This band’s twist on classic rock and modern country keeps you moving with lyrics that tell a story. Singer/songwriter Jason Turner will inspire audiences with his heartfelt lyrics and smooth guitar strumming. Check out a few of his songs at http://www.jasonturnerband.com/.”

“Jason Turner is a straightforward songwriter, telling small, confessional stories in plain talk. The introspective lyrics are matched by good old American balladry and mid-tempo strum fests. Turner's country rock roots are on full display on “13 Years” and at its best, he shines as a capable songwriter, an original voice in a well-worn genre. The production is slick throughout the album and at times sounds a little too polished for the heartbreakers and honest apology songs that he delivers here. “13 Years” is not too sugary to swallow by any means, but it would easier to hear Turner's sincerity without all the gloss and reverb. Most of the songs on the album invite comparisons to Ryan Adams, John Mellencamp and even John Mayer, but Turner's maturity, strong melodies and avoidance of clichés allow him to stake a small, well-earned claim in the shadow of those striding giants of pop and Americana. Other notable tracks are “Tonight,” “Haunt Me” and “Imperfect and True.”

“The Jason Turner Band is practically a Jackson institution after performing for 13 years. Turner's unique voice resonates through each venue as the band cranks through its shows. Always happy to take requests, he feels out the crowd and sings through the night.”

“Jason Turner strums the acoustic guitar in his lap as comfortably and casually as some stroke the ears of their best dog."Storytelling," is the word he pulls out for his music, a prolific batch of songs that also fit under a broader Americana umbrella, gathering up alt-country leanings and touches of blues and rock. ”

“Jason played "Hotter Than The Sun" Unplugged”