Turnpike TroubadoursNo upcoming concerts for Turnpike Troubadours
Other Upcoming Shows
An Evening with David Crosby & Friends
The Dan Band: Holiday Show!
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Start Making Sense
The Wilbur Holiday Gift Certificate
Beyond… The Wall
Frank Santos Jr.
The Second City
An Evening With Pat Metheny
Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood
An Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt
2 Dope Queens
Michael Carbonaro Live
Lore Podcast Live
Josh Garrels & John Mark McMillan
Hayes Grier & The Boys
Madeleine Peyroux & Rickie Lee Jones
Under the Streetlamp
WGBH presents European Travel Skills with Rick Steves
One Night of Queen
107.1 The Bull Welcomes Bobby Bones
Guys We F@#ked
Thunder From Down Under
If Turnpike Troubadours are playing in your town, you’ll know it. A block or two from the venue, you’ll see the crowds lining up. Get closer and you’ll start to hear the music — rockin’ hard, lashed by burnin’ fiddle and guitar, maybe a little rough on the edges but with a deep-rooted soul that's impossible to resist.
And if you make it through the door, you’ll witness one of the best shows you'll ever see.
Audiences in their home state of Oklahoma and down in Texas have known this for years. It's no longer news when they draw 5,000-plus at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, sell out three nights in a row at Gruene Hall or turn several hundred away at the Legendary Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin.
Word has spread, though: Their shows in Chicago, St. Louis and elsewhere have pulled in more than 1,000 fans. And they’ve drawn full houses at Joe’s Pub in New York and The Troubadour in L.A., among many other nightspots from coast to coast.
They’ve even been picked by Playboy as one of three acts to watch in 2015 — a distinction lead singer/guitarist/songwriter Evan Felker admits is “pretty bizarre” but impressive nonetheless.
So is that the story? “The Turnpike Troubadours Tear It Up Night After Night”?
Actually, no. There’s another side to singer/guitarist Felker, bassist RC Edwards, fiddler Kyle Nix, steel and electric guitarist Ryan Engleman and drummer Gabe Pearson. Maybe you don’t notice it as much at their shows, where their blazing performances tend to obliterate detached reflection.
But you’ll definitely notice it on their new album, The Turnpike Troubadours, to be released September 18th on their Bossier City imprint. Away from the intensities of their show, the music speaks more intimately. Details of their arrangements clarify. Above all, the lyrics become the center of attention, spinning stories so compelling that you realize you’d almost forgotten how powerful the message of a song could be.