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Watch Aqueous dust off a cover of Huey Lewis & The News’ “Power Of Love” at this year’s The Peach Music Festival with help from the Turkuaz Horns.
Watch the “Make You Famous” video Turkuaz recorded at Galaxy Smith Studios in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn-based band Turkuaz confirmed their first tour of 2019.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Tom Petty, John Butler Trio, Loretta Lynn, TAUK, Turkuaz, Amy Ray, Ivan Neville & Cris Jacobs and more.
Greensky Bluegrass welcomed guitarist Tom Hamilton and members of opening act Turkuaz to end this year’s Red Rocks run on a high note on Sunday night.
Turkuaz unveiled the studio version of their new single “If I Ever Fall Asleep” as well as video featuring a live performance of the song.
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Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a funk army of multi-instrumentals and singers that is part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex, who-even on an off night-can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. That’s one way to describe Turkuaz, but it doesn’t address the music. In this regard, as with any band, influences are everything. One cannot escape them as one seeks to carve out a unique sound for themselves. Still, there are so many benefits to having Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, Parliament and Bohannon in your record collection. With this as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-power groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom.
Turkuaz certainly does have sheer size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and people on stage, it is becomes clear that it is not the size that matters here: it is performance.
Through constant touring and great festival performances, Turkuaz has built a solid, passionate coast-to-coast fan base that grows with every mile driven and each night on stage. They are currently criss-crossing North America in support of their third independent release, Future 86, and have plans to conquer the world… or at least shake the walls and all the booties in every room they play…
The 30th Annual Warren Haynes Presents The Christmas Jam concluded with a magical night of music at U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina on Saturday.
The first day of Warren Haynes Presents The Christmas Jam’s 30th annual installment featured a guest-filled Dark Side Of The Mule set and much more.
Brandi Carlile, John Prine and Margo Price were among the 2019 Grammy Awards nominees.
The initial 2019 lineup for DelFest has been revealed and includes the Del McCoury Band, Railroad Earth, Trampled By Turtles and more.
Guitarist Warren Haynes discusses the 30th annual Christmas Jam, the future of Gov’t Mule and talks recent guest appearances in the final written installment of our The Art Of The Sit-In column.