Sharing (and I'll pay it forward) 

Hello, Friends – In advance of building my upcoming tour around the country later this year, I'd like to ask for a few minutes of help. On each page of my site, you'll see a share bar that makes it easy to share my pages across social media and email. All of the pages have free streaming audio. Additionally, I have a Free Bonus Tracks page featuring a downloadable EP with seven tracks. I'll be forever… Read more

Snow cancellation – March 7th 

Hello, Everyone – Unfortunately, the area along Highway 9 in Black Mountain, where The Straightaway Cafe is, received quite a bit of snow last night (as evidenced in the photos below). As a result, my performance there this evening (Friday, March 7) from 6-9pm has been cancelled. Looking forward to spring! See my calendar for additional upcoming performances.Here's a link to download my free bonus tracks if… Read more

First WNC gig in a while 

Hello, Everyone – Aside from a few impromptu performances here and there, I haven't played in WNC in a while, and I'm performing at Straightaway Café in Black Mountain, NC this Friday, March 7, 6-9pm. Hope you can come out. Details, directions to the venue and more at my calendar page:http://daveturnermusic.com/showsAlso, I just launched a website for a friend and client, FrackingIsNotConservation.com.… Read more

Please vote in this worthy endeavor 

This note came to me today from my Canadian friend, client and fellow singer-songwriter Larry Pegg, who lost his daughter to suicide and is devoting his music to raising funds for youth suicide prevention and mental health resources via www.thehockeyproject.ca – please visit the site and vote for his song, "We Love Hockey," in the CBC Hockey Night in Canada Song Quest. The note from Larry… Read more

Help my friend Larry Pegg make a difference 

Hello, Friends –My friend and client Larry Pegg in Ottawa, CA, lost his daughter to suicide, and he's channeled his grief to inspiration with his music. He recently entered his song "We Love Hockey" to the CBC's Hockey Night In Canada (HNIC) Song Quest contest in conjunction with a campaign, "Hockey is Great, Life is Bigger," to raise funds and awareness for suicide… Read more

An evening of piano songs at The Grand Bohemian, Red Stag 

I perform this Wednesday, November 6, 7-10pm at The Red Stag Grill in the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore. I particulary enjoy doing this show, as they have a great grand piano and a very interesting environment. If you're in the Asheville area, please come down for an evening of piano songs. They also serve wonderful food there and a wide variety of your favorite beverages.… Read more

New shows, new lyric, free download 

Hi, Friends – Few announcements: new shows announced, a new lyric soon-to-be-a-song, and a free download of my audio/eBook Billy Ray's Chevrolet – if you'd like the free download, or free downloads of any of my other recordings, just shoot me an email at dave@daveturnermusic.com, and I'll send you a download link and code. New showsDetails, links and maps at http://daveturnermusic.com/showsSunday Oct… Read more

Hand Power: A poem 

Hand PowerBy Dave TurnerLooking down at my hands,I know they're attached to a manwho could take a gunand grip it with these fingersthat have mostly tickled ivory.All it would take is one moment,a single impulse that pulls the trigger,and my hands would be motionless forever,eventually disappearingalong with all that is troubling me.But maybe it'll be better to keep lifeflowing through these odd extremities,touch the… Read more

3pm Sunday, 10/13: Poetry and improv piano 

Here's a late entry to my show calendar. Really looking forward to performing improv piano behind my friend, poet Chuck Oliver, this Sunday afternoon at 3pm in 5 Walnut's gallery in downtown Asheville. This is part of a public reading event put on by Asheville City Poets. From Asheville City Poets on Meetup.com:"Once again, the good folks at 5 Walnut Wine Bar have opened their gallery… Read more

A return to Biltmore, ideas for covers? 

Hi, Friends – Back at The Red Stag/Grand Bohemian Hotel Thursday, October 17. Piano-vocal solo. As most know, I perform primarily my own compositions. But is there a favorite cover song you'd like me to learn and play for you Thursday night? I'd welcome suggestions. I'm thinking of reworking Billie Holiday's "P.S. I Love You," Tom Waits' "Ruby's Arms," Elton John's… Read more


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