Part of a musical family, Turner Foddrell created a form of blues that incorporated earlier styles, including the mountain dance music that he grew up hearing. That family music tradition was very well represented, his father, Posey, being a musician along with all of his brothers and one of his sisters. His son Lynn frequently performs with him. He cut his teeth playing around his area in the Blue Ridge Mountain regions of the U.S. For a time, Turner and Lynn played as a trio with the elder Foddrell's brother Marvin. They recorded two albums with that unit. After the death of Marvin, Lynn and Turner continued playing together, releasing one album as a duo.
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