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…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…

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…

Hand Power: A poem

Hand Power
By Dave Turner

Looking down at my hands,
I know they're attached to a man
who could take a gun
and grip it with these fingers
that have mostly tickled ivory.

All it would take is one moment,

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…

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…

Live tonight on the grand piano at the Grand Bohemian

Tonight from 7-10pm, I'll be performing piano-vocal solo again at The Red Stag Grill at beautiful Grand Bohemian Hotel in Biltmore village. Had a great time last week with some kind people gathering 'round the grand piano and really making…

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