Eddie Turner

Miracles & Demons

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Eddie Turner’s domain falls into a style that can easily cross over into contemporary blues. A fine singer with a flexible voice and depth of spirit, Turner presents his third album, a collection of originals that spans generations of genres, but still sounds updated and current. Texas-style swing or hard-churning rockers live alongside light funk acoustic numbers parallel to early John Lee Hooker, and the occasional downhearted blues. "Monkey See, Monkey Do" is the closest to an all-out rock song, while the most unusual track, "Say," is a stompdown in the odd meter of 10/8, very quirky but logical, with a deft slide guitar for flavoring. Turner's originality seems shaped by many influences (not the least of which his longtime association with Otis Taylor), but is quite different than the garden-variety sound processed by those like Robert Cray, as he forges his own individual path.

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