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A virtual tip jar 

It's been a tough couple of years of transition, but I'm bound and determined to keep the music alive. I'm planning to be touring in the northeast this fall and winter. I am working on purchasing a suitable touring vehicle, publishing books, releasing new music and more. The donation button below serves as a virtual tip jar, and such tips will help me achieve these goals. If you like what you hear on my site, and… Read more

Photography/book/music exhibition at Izzy's postponed 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I regret to announce that my photography/book/music exhibition at Izzy's in downtown Asheville has been postponed. I will reschedule it and announce the new dates soon. It was scheduled with an opening reception at 6pm July 31, 2014. It was to feature my original photography plus a piano performance of the song Billy Ray's Chevrolet (inspired by… Read more

Dave Turner's Billy Ray book to be released as full-color hardcover 

At 6pm July 31, 2014, Dave Turner will open a photography exhibition, musical performance and book release of the first hardcover edition of his book Billy Ray's Chevrolet and Other Writings and Photographs from a Southern Appalachian Valley. The event will take place at Izzy's Coffee Den, 74 N. Lexington Ave., Asheville, North Carolina.Starting today, you can… Read more

Marionette 

A new song I'm working on, inspired by Rebecca Lang's marionettes and Rupert Wates' misfit themes on his new album The Rank Outsiders Ball. They're pretty close to finished, I think—now on to creating the music: MARIONETTE©2014 Dave Turner I am a marionette.In my wooden right hand, a glass of wineIn my left a cigarette. I walk across the stageGuided by my puppeteer, and without desireExcept to find… Read more

Two shows with Rupert Wates – tonight and tomorrow 

Hello, Everyone – I'm excited to be performing two shows with my good friend and masterful songwriter Rupert Wates (www.rupertwatesmusic.com). Rupert is touring to support his fantastic new album The Rank Outsiders Ball. I'm also really looking forward to seeing and hearing the great bassist Mike Holstein accompany Rupert at the White Horse show below.Tonight, Tuesday, April 29 @ 7:00… Read more

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
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