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Free download, you-set pricing, and more 

Hello, Everyone – 

Thanks so much to those who have utilized my "virtual tip jar" in conjunction with my free bonus tracks. For those who didn't download the tracks, get them here.

Additionally, I've set my album downloads to set-your-own pricing ($5 minimum) for my three albums 11.23.10, Could Have Talked All Night, and Stories That Are True – as well as the audio book/ebook Billy Ray's Chevrolet. And the ebook-only version of Billy Ray's Chevrolet is available now for just $3.

Of course, there's still the "… Read more

Pianist singer-songwriter Dave Turner tonight (8/12) at The Crow and Quill 

Hello again, Everyone – 

Just wanted to remind you that I'm playing most Tuesday evenings, including this evening (August 12) at The Crow and Quill in downtown Asheville. (In fact, the picture at right by Sarah Duvall and enhanced by Rebecca Lang was shot there recently.)

So if you're in the Asheville area, hope to see you there. No cover. 

The Crow and Quill 
August 12, 2014
106 N. Lexington Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
5pm-ish until 9pm 

Many thanks,

– Dave
www.daveturnermusic.com
828-713-9206

​Virtual Tip Jar

The Crow and Quill: New weekly series of shows announced 

Hello again, Everyone – 

Just wanted to let you know that I have a new weekly series of shows coming up: Tuesdays, beginning August 5th, at a great new place in downtown Asheville – The Crow and Quill. (In fact, the picture at right by Sarah Duvall and enhanced by Rebecca Lang was shot there recently.)

So if you're in the Asheville area, hope to see you there. No cover. 

The Crow and Quill 
Tuesdays, beginning August 5, 2014
106 N. Lexington Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
5pm-ish until 9pm 

Many thanks,

– Dave
www.daveturnRead more

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 download my free bonus tracks, please consider making a donation, or as I prefer to put it,… 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 photos in the show) and a reading from my book Billy Ray's Chevrolet and Other Writings and Photographs from a Southern Appalachian… 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 pre-order your copy of the 10x8 book, 57 pages of beautiful original color photographs, a few historical photographs and Dave's writings inspired by… 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 wine
In my left a cigarette.

I walk across the stage
Guided by my puppeteer, and without desire
Except to find relief
From restlessness and loneliness,
And my strings attached place my boots at last
On a brass… 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 PM
Dave Turner, co-billing with Rupert Wates at One Stop, Asheville, North Carolina
(55 College Street)

Tomorrow night,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 grateful if you'd take a moment to visit one of the following pages and then use the share bar to share… 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 you'd like to listen to some of my tunes in lieu of a live show! Or just listen online at www.daveturRead more
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