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Turnpike Troubadours tickets

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Who hasn't heard of the American musical act called the Turnpike Troubadours from Oklahoma? If you haven't heard of the Turnpike Troubadours yet, you are likely to have heard of Waylon Jennings and Woody Guthrie. Both Jennings and Guthrie have are inspirations and influences on this unique brand of Americana that the Turnpike Troubadours are bringing to a stage or train car near you! The band takes aspects of bluegrass and other folk styling to make its sound uniquely Turnpike Troubadours. It's definitely felt when one hears the band live that the musicians are passionate about the music that they make with their stringed instruments. Get ready for them in the bayou and in sunny California, as they are making their rounds across the United States bringing the spirit of Americana to your backyard - or the nearest venue to your home. Get your tickets on StubHub now before you miss your chance to see the Turnpike Troubadours, as they take a left turn and wonder on roads that are not necessarily "turnpikes."

Turnpike Troubadours Background

It seems fitting for a band that takes inspiration from both Waylon Jennings and Woody Guthrie to hail from Oklahoma. The Turnpike Troubadours hit the music scene in 2007. What they set out to do is introduce what they consider to be good music to those who are without it. The Troubadours set out on the Turnpike with mission in mind before taking the free byways and highways to spread their country rock sounds. In the case of many new country music fans, especially with the rise in what people are now referring to "bro country," the musicians are met with cans of PBR and drunken disinterest. According to Evan Felker, the bands front man, "When we first started playing, people couldn't have cared less that we were there. They were there to drink beer and raise hell and they didn't really care what music was playing while they did it. But as we went on and as we got better, they started to listen. I mean, they were still drinkin' plenty of beer, but before too long, they were actually coming to hear us and asking us to play our songs, and not just covers of traditional favorites and all the other stuff we'd been doing."

Turnpike Troubadour Breakthrough

While it took time and dedication on behalf of the Turnpike Troubadours, they finally got the response they set out to get and are continuing to nurture it with every stop that they make on their journeys from tiny joints found in the hole of a wall to meeting the capacity at larger venues in places like Texas (where everything is always bigger). As the success grew, the band released a studio album entitled Bossier City. It was one of the ways the band was able to bring good music to legions of fans that now listen to it every chance hey get. The band's first was album, Bossier City (2007), was then followed by two additional albums, Diamonds & Gasoline (2010) and Goodbye Normal Street (2012).

Turnpike Troubadours Concert Experience

The Turnpike Troubadours live bring about feelings of a scratchy Woodie Guthrie album with the cracks and the pops talking about fascists and how "this land is your land." While not all of Woodie Guthrie's music was political, his legacy includes some pretty powerful and straightforward political lyrics. The music is definitely more traditional country and will be a change for anyone expecting the newer versions of country music. There are string instruments that are played throughout, including a fiddle. They are truly authentic with little fluff or pretense.

Turnpike Troubadours Trivia

The band currently consists of Evan Felker, R.C. Edwards, Kyle Nix, Ryan Engelman and Gabe Pearson. The band is considered to be part of the "red dirt" genre of music. This genre is named after the color of the soil found most often in Oklahoma. While Stillwater, Oklahoma is considered the home of "red dirt", there is also a Texas version of the genre. In recent years, the distinction between the "red dirt" in Texas and Oklahoma has become less apparent. This lessening of the distinction seems to correlate with the rise of the Turnpike Troubadours to the music scene. The album released in 2012 called Goodbye Normal Street found itself on the US Billboard 200, peaking at number 57 and at 14 on the US Country. What is interesting is that the Turnpike Troubadours landed number 7 on the US Indie and number 3 for US Folk. For those of you who are willing to check the band out without having heard it, the chart positions give some indication as to where the band's audience lies. In 2012, the band made a video that is available on YouTube for "Smoke, Gin and Lies" that was directed by Brooke McDaniel. Consider checking the video out or just click the button to buy your tickets now.

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