Stories by Ed Turner

Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

Music by Turner: Need a vacation? Consider cruisin' with fave musicians

These days, if you are a big-time music fan, a cruise featuring your favorite types of music or musicians has never been more popular.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Music by Turner: Cool concerts will help us get through winter months

Last year was chock-full of fine shows both locally and regionally, and the first two months of this year are no exception.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Music by Turner: Finish year with tickets to a show

I have always said that giving tickets as holiday presents is one of the best possible gifts because it's something that a couple can enjoy and experience together. Let's take a quick look at what ...
By Ed Turner

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Music by Turner: Hear Elvis hits with full orchestra

Kentucky native Terry Mike Jeffrey is regarded by many as one of the finest interpreters of Elvis' material. Tonight, Jeffrey, in conjunction with Symphony Orchestra Augusta's Pops! Series, will ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Music by Turner: 38 Special is among Jubilee treats

Halloween weekend this year in North Augusta is full of treats as the 31st annual Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee takes over downtown with plenty of great musical artists, food, and carnival rides.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Music by Turner: Hear Billy Joel hits at tribute show

Local Billy Joel fans can enjoy one of the finest tribute bands anywhere when the "Billy Joel Tribute Experience" visits the J.S. Hardin Performing Arts Center on Oct. 24.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Music by Turner: Local musicians deserve your support

In my music room, there's a box of CDs chock full of music from local bands that were recorded over the past couple of decades.
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

Music by Turner: Fall concerts are worth catching

Autumn is upon us again, and along with the cooler temperatures there are also some great concerts from which to choose. Let's take a peek at several shows that are so good that you just might ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Music by Turner: REO Speedwagon still going strong

Ridin' the Storm Out was the name of REO Speedwagon's first hit single, but that does not mean that the band has had to weather major storms of popularity in their 40-plus-year career.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

Music by Turner: Cool reads make the heat of summer more bearable

These long, hot and sweltering days of summer have made me, as the Who's Pete Townshend wrote, an "air-conditioned gypsy." But it has given me the time to catch up on some cool reads that I can ...
By Ed Turner

Monday, July 20, 2015

Music by Turner: 'Ain't no drag' recording with James Brown

"Ain't no drag, papa's got a brand new bag." Sure, most everyone knows James Brown's classic slice of funky pop soul that opened up his career to an entirely different and much larger audience. ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Music by Turner: Concerts heat up summer

Summer's here and the time is right for dancing in your … seats? Another great series of concerts is upon us, and there are quite a few good shows scheduled for the next couple of months.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Music by Turner: McCartney is a must-see in Columbia

It's been 22 long years since Paul McCartney last performed in Columbia. He returns to the Colonial Life Arena at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 25, for what will be an unforgettable night of great music ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Music by Turner: Stones didn't start off well in Georgia

Gee, what a difference one-half century makes … On Tuesday, June 9, The Rolling Stones celebrated over 50 years as a band with an indescribable evening of rock 'n' roll at Grant Field in Atlanta ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Music by Turner: 'School's Out' is one anthem everyone hums these days

Each May, one of the things I enjoy telling younger people (which, these days, is almost everyone) is that "no matter how old you are you never, ever forget how happy you are on the last day of ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Music by Turner: Musicians find harmony performing downtown

For many musicians downtown Augusta is the place where they primarily make their living. This was not always the case, as it wasn't that long ago when being a full-time musician in our city was a ...
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Music by Turner: Relive 1969 with Fogerty

1969 was quite a year for John Fogerty and his band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Can you imagine a recording artist or group these days recording and releasing three top-10 albums of all-new ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Music by Turner: Keep the music coming

Let's take a peek at some of the shows in the next few weeks within easy driving distance of Augusta.
By Ed Turner

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Music by Turner: Major Rager is back with Gov't Mule, Sirius radio gig

It's really amazing to see how quickly the Major Rager has grown in just two years. George Claussen and his Friends With Benefits team should be commended as this year's Festival is already ...
By Ed Turner

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Music by Turner: Documentary tells tale behind music

I bet you heard Hal Blaine play some of your favorite songs in the last few days. Don Randi too. Let's not leave out Carol Kaye, Tommy Tedesco, Joe Osborn, Larry Knechtel, or Plas Johnson either.
By Ed Turner
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