Tunrpike Troubadours go a "Long Way"
Thursday, September 7, 2017
– The Turnpike Troubadours will release "A Long Way From Your Heart" on Oct. 20.
The Oklahoma band's disc was produced/engineered by Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers).
This is the band's fifth album and first since its self-titled release from September 2015.
The band consists of RC Edwards, Kyle Nix, Ryan Engelman Evan Felker and Gabriel Pearson.
CD reviews for Turnpike Troubadours
A Long Way From Your Heart
The name Turnpike Troubadours suggests traveling music. Strap yourself in and get ready for an exhilarating ride. This Oklahoma-based roots-rock unit soars on its fourth release. Not to diminish the strong songwriting from leader Evan Felker, it's the band's pulsating musicianship with an array of electric instruments combined with fiddle and pedal steel that makes the sound so arresting.
Felker writes mostly about resilience during difficult circumstances. The opener, "The »»»
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