“I never seem to stay in the same place for too long,” says Reed Turner, smiling, “it doesn’t suit me.” The native Austinite is talking about his often transient lifestyle, but he may as well be referring to his music. He’s become associated with the sort of genre-melding that defines heroes like Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, and he has the resumé to back it up.
An award-winning songwriter, Turner has garnered top honors in several national songwriting competitions, including first place at the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Competition. But it’s his voice that gets the message across; dynamic and clear, with an “entrancing intimacy reminiscent of Jeff Buckley.”
His last independent-release, the critically acclaimed Ghosts In The Attic, found it’s way onto several year-end “Best Of” lists, and was put into rotation on over 200 stations across North America and Europe. The single, “Room For Doubt,” received heavy airplay on Sirius XM, earning him an invitation to record a live in-studio performance at their New York headquarters.
Establishing himself as one of Austin’s best new acts, Turner has since toured nationally, opening for the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Marc Broussard, Will Hoge, and Jessica Lea Mayfield, amongst others.
In 2015, Turner and his band will release the single “I Got Love,” followed by an EP titled Native Tongue.