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Forgotten songs  

Today I was talking with someone about how many songs I've written over the years, and how many I've forgotten. Here's one of the songs I completely forgot about, this I think recorded at Collapseable Studios in West Asheville, NC. It's a song about a long-gone Asheville landmark and a murder I imagined.

Campaigning for Bernie Sanders 

Here's the web version of another email I decided to send out today:

Hello, Everyone – 

Lately I've been thinking about how I can make a difference. It occurs to me that Facebook is such an information-overload place of fleeting posts, and I have (at least until I send this email) a pretty big number of people on my email list. I hope I don't lose you. Many of you, no doubt, know who Bernie Sanders is. Perhaps many of you don't. In either case, please read this commentary by me (particularly those among you…Read more

Latest E-News 

Here is the web version of my latest email to those subscribed to my email list:

Hello, Everyone – It's been a while. I hope you're doing well! A couple of quick news items:

CD Review
I just published a review I wrote on a great new album by my friends Rupert Wates and Bartosz Hadala, The Nighwatchers. I thought you'd enjoy learning about this disc and previewing it:
Read the review 

July 29 Performance
Also, I have my first performance in quite a while coming up on July 29:

Songwriter Round Dave Desmelik, ChrisRead more

CD Review: The Nightwatchers featuring Rupert Wates and Bartosz Hadala 

By Dave Turner

The latest release from singer-songwriter and guitarist Rupert Wates will sound familiar to his fans, as it is a retrospective of sorts. Yet while it looks back at a selection of his previously released songs, they all receive new treatment by The Nightwatchers duo ( featuring Wates and virtuoso pianist Bartosz Hadala. This self-titled album looks forward as well, particularly as it brings together musical elements that rarely come in one recording.
“If I had to point…Read more

Spotify could be Sold for $14 Billion 

Just last week, news broke on the potential purchase of revolutionary music streaming service, Spotify. The company which brought free music streaming to the masses in 2006 via Swedish duo Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon is said to be in the advanced stages of selling the company that will exceed $14 billion as reported by Digital Music News. Since its inception, the streaming service has over 10 million paying subscribers to a service that was first launched as a free platform for all. As the business has…Read more

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

​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
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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 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



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Solo and band audio samples
Dave performs mostly solo shows featuring piano and vocal.
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Shows can also be scheduled with a full band.
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