Photo By David McClister
Turnpike Troubadours, Heathen Sons
Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Cincinnati, OH
7:30 pm doors, 8:30 pm show, Buy Tickets
Acclaimed Oklahoma band Turnpike Troubadours will perform at The Southgate House Revival on July 17 in support of their self-titled third release, The Turnpike Troubadours (Bossier City/Thirty Tigers), which reached #17 overall on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, and #2 on the Independent Albums Chart. Playboy Magazine wrote that the band is “wrenching country music out of a staid rut and turning it into something else entirely” and Noisey writes that the new album is “more mature with a few lessons learned, but still ready to raise some hell”. The new album was premiered exclusively via Noisey along with a full-length interview. Click HERE to read/stream.
Turnpike Troubadours epitomize terms such as “DIY”, “blue collar” and “indie”. Formed in 2007, the group has built a rabid and loyal fanbase that is ever expanding. This is evident, as the band has gone on to sell over 200,000 records. Turnpike Troubadours went from playing small bars to headlining venues of 10,000+. On any given night, they will pack venues of 1000 – 4000 from Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado to Chicago, St Louis and Washington, DC. They have sold out The Troubadour in Los Angeles and venues in New York City. Turnpike Troubadours have become somewhat of a phenomenon for those in the know.
Turnpike Troubadours put on one of the most fiery live performances you’ll ever see, however it’s their great songwriting that truly sets them apart. The new album contains 11 original songs featuring the quintet’s signature blend of roots, rock, folk, and raw country played with grit, passion, and authenticity. Standouts include the compelling storytelling skills of lead vocalist Evan Felker showcased in “Bird Hunters” (premiered at Texas Monthly) and “The Mercury” (premiered by Wall Street Journal).