Eddie Turner

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Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner
Born Cuba
Genres Blues
Instruments guitar
Labels NorthernBlues Music

Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner is a blues guitarist born in Cuba[1][when?] and raised in Chicago.[2] A former member of the Otis Taylor band, he is currently signed to Toronto's NorthernBlues Music.

Turner began to play the guitar when he was twelve. He attended the University of Colorado in the early 70's, and while there played in the region's first punk/R&B band The Immortal Nightflames, which included Grammy Award nominee Tracy Nelson from Mother Earth. Subsequently, Turner joined the group Zephyr as a guitarist,[when?] but after the death of the singer Candy Givens[who?] he abandoned music to work in real-estate in Denver.[citation needed]

10 years later,[when?] Turner agreed to join the Ron Miles electric band. In 1995, he joined Otis Taylor, and recording 5 albums.

In 2006 he was listed among the 'Best New Artist Debut' by the Blues Foundation.[3]

Turner now performs solo, as a singer/songwriter. He was the winner of the 6th annual Independent Music Awards Vox Pop vote for best Blues Album The Turner Diaries. His song "Mr. Blues" was nominated for the 8th annual Independent Music Awards for Blues Song of the Year. In January 2011, his song "Miracles and Demons" was nominated for The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards.[4]

Discography[edit]

2005 Rise 2006 the Turner Diaries 2010 Miracles & Demons

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tribe, Jeff (May 2011). "Rocking Port Burwell with the blues". Tillsonburg News. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Brown, Mark (22 May 2008). "'Devil Boy' grows into role as frontman". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "2006 - 2006 Blues Music Awards". The Blues Foundation. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/artist/eddie-turner

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