Photo by David McClister
Bogarts, 2621 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH
doors – 7pm, Buy Tickets
Acclaimed Oklahoma roots-rock powerhouse Turnpike Troubadours will perform at Bogart’s on March 17 in support of their acclaimed new album A Long Way From Your Heart (Bossier City/Thirty Tigers). With vivid character sketches and blue-collar narratives, Evan Felker continues to solidify his place as one of the finest songwriters to come out of the dustbowl in recent years. Combining Felker’s honest and affecting vocals with his virtuosic bandmates – RC Edwards (bass), Kyle Nix (fiddle), Ryan Engleman (guitar), Gabe Pearson (drums) and Hank Early (pedal steel) – Turnpike Troubadours are a force. The new album debuted at #20 on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Country Albums Chart, and #1 on the Folk and Independent Albums Charts, and has garnered praise from critics including Associated Press, Garden & Gun, American Songwriter and more. View the extensive Rolling Stone Country feature HERE and see press highlights HERE.
“Like Jason Isbell, Drive-By-Truckers and older alt-country acts such as Whiskeytown
and Son Volt, Turnpike Troubadours are grinders, quietly making albums you’ll want
to spin from start to finish, without fearing that you’ll get bored.” – Relix
Felker’s penchant for great storytelling in the tradition of his musical forebearers has become masterful, but if the songs are what initially hooks listeners, the live performances are what completes the conversion to die hard fan. From coast to coast, the fiercely independent outfit has become a live phenomenon, averaging sell-outs of 3000-5000 nightly, and their touring success expands far beyond any one region. Turnpike Troubadours epitomize terms such as “DIY”, “blue collar” and “indie”, yet continue to pack venues up and down both coasts, including capacity crowds in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Washington, DC and more.
“Strummy acoustic guitar-led tracks, supported by folk/country/rock backing could apply to thousands of similarly styled Americana outfits. It’s how this one massages the formula that makes them one of the finest on the scene.” – 4 Stars, American Songwriter
A Long Way From Your Heart is the follow up to their 2015 highly acclaimed third album, The Turnpike Troubadours. The album achieved major milestones for the band reaching #17 overall on the Billboard Top 200, #3 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, and #2 on the Independent Albums Chart. Since the 2012 release of their breakthrough sophomore album Goodbye Normal Street the press has taken note of Turnpike Troubadours with major coverage in Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, Paste, American Songwriter, CMT and much more.
Turnpike Troubadours Tour Dates: www.turnpiketroubadours.com/