Eddie 'Devil Boy' Turner & the Trouble Twins
Calgary Bluesfest (2012)
"Otherworldly", "scorching", "polyrhythmic" and "chilling" have all been used to
describe Eddie Turner’s guitar playing.
His ethereal style is an amalgam of the Afro-Cuban rhythms of his heritage and the music that influenced him
as a teenager: Chicago blues, jazz, rhythm & blues and psychedelic rock.
Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner picked up his first guitar when he was twelve. Cuban born but raised in Chicago, he moved to
the Rockies in the early 70's to attend the University of Colorado. More inspired by music than by academia, Turner
immersed himself in the local music scene, and stints with some notable acts ensued.
Turner got the chance to grab at the brass ring when Colorado compadre Tommy Bolin left his band Zephyr to form
The James Gang and Deep Purple. He eagerly joined the hard rock, psychedelic blues band as a guitarist, singer and
songwriter. But, tragedy struck with the sudden death of Zephyr lead singer Candy Givens.
A decade later, when Eddie was invited to join the Ron Miles electric band led by one of the country's premier
trumpeters, he jumped at the chance. Then, in 1995 he rounded out the Otis Taylor Band adding what Guitar Player
magazine describes as "otherworldly atmospherics (which) lend a decidedly cosmic ambience to Taylor's sound."
Enhancing the spice and flavor of the trio, Eddie recorded five groundbreaking CDs, and toured the U.S. and Europe extensively.
Signed to the Northern Blues Label, Turner has released three acclaimed CD's
(Rise, The Turner Diaries, and Miracles & Demons) and evolved as one of the hottest genre-melding
contemporary blues artists. A statement solidified by a 2006 Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist Debut
and recent 2011 Blues Blast Music Award (Best Contemporary CD). These recordings showcase Eddie's vocals and
songwriting as well as the range of chops, techniques and influences of his evolutionary guitar playing.
Eddie 'Devil Boy' Turner