REVIEWS

MEMORABLE, CANDID, VISCERAL and SOULFUL

“Coming from the tradition of bar-bound piano players with a tip jar full of stories to tell, Dave Turner knows how to relate a memorable story over a simple yet well-crafted melody.” (Mountain Xpress)

“Candid and visceral portraits of real life against a hearty backdrop of piano driven songs. Utilizing the tapestry of American life is either done adroitly or ham-handed, but Turner is frank in his delivery without resorting to catchiness or cliche. Turner glows.” (Southeast Performer)

“With the narrative depth of short stories the songs never overstay their welcome.” (Steve Shanafelt, music journalist)

“A soulful slice of American life that I could listen to all night.” (Music Movies and Media, Ireland)

“Inspired by artists such as Elton John and Carole King, Turner also reveals the rougher edges of Tom Waits and James McMurtry in his lyrics.” (Asheville Citizen-Times)

“Turner stands out as a solo pianist.” (Black Mountain News)

“Tracks that pull you in with their presence.” (Jeff Knorr, Producer)

“His vocal timbre is akin to Van Morrison in later years with the additional salt of Leon Russell. What Turner brings only comes with time and experience.” (Brian Tucker, music journalist)

REVIEWS of DAVE'S eBOOK and AUDIO BOOK

"Highly recommend "Billy Ray's Chevrolet," an ebook from college pal Dave Turner. It's a collection of writing and photographs "From a Southern Appalachian Valley." Dave's vivid childhood memories growing up near Asheville, his subtle insights and his gift for lyrical writing make for an enjoyable, if not all-too-brief read."
-Rodney Rogers, Greenville, SC

"Dave, when I met you several years ago, I soon felt like I had known you forever. This is not too weird of a notion as we have mutual friends from our school days. I have loved your music from the first show I attended. Now your new e-book has opened up a new view of your writing for me. What a wonderful way to use technology to get your work out into the world. Your writing has a way of putting me right in the setting. Thank you for the bonus--your Could Have Talked All Night album. The music is a nice complement to the book. Amber River and of course, Billy Ray’s Chevrolet are favorites. Keep up the good work and don’t let the haters get you down. I look forward to seeing (and hearing) you soon."
-Ben Smith, Marshall, NC

"I downloaded Dave's audio book and spent the last 50+ minutes in a wonderful solitude, filled with the prosaic excellence and imagery of a very talented and sensitive artist. I encourage you to participate in this experience."
-Bill McMillan, Naples, FL

"Dave, thanks so much for writing such a great comfortable book. I read it last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. What made it even better was the bonus music playing softly in the background. It was the perfect background sound for reading such great stories from you. I encourage everyone to download this just to partake in a couple hours of someone's art. Very well done. Thanks, Dave....what's next?"
-Gary Pipta, United States

DOWNLOADS and CDs

New album CD MP3 11.23.10 by singer songwriter pianist Dave Turner
 
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