Turnpike Troubadours is an indie country band. Formed in 2005, the band quickly established its own label when it became apparent the majors weren't yet interested in the band's music. Since 2007, Turnpike Troubadours has released five studio albums and toured extensively. As its name suggests, Turnpike Troubadours thrives on live performance. Though the band is from Oklahoma, the road is its real home. Turnpike Troubadours is proud to have built a career grassroots-style by connecting with the public in cities and towns across the US.
A Passion for Music
The Turnpike Troubadours emerged from the Red Dirt Scene that's been so popular in the band's home state of Oklahoma. The lineup features artists Evan Felker, RC Edwards, Ryan Engelman, Kyle Nix and Hank Early. Felker makes a great frontman: he has a rugged charisma and great vocal chops. Hank Early is a great bassist, providing the thumping heartbeat for the band. Though the band is DIY to the core, Turnpike Troubadours has built a loyal following. The Turnpike Troubadours plays by its own rules, and so far it's working. The band incorporates influences from roots, rock, blues and folk into its unique music. Its output has really resonated with both millennials and baby boomers. In 2015, the band's album
made it to No. 17 on the US
album charts overall.
Where can I buy Turnpike Troubadours tickets?
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Where is Turnpike Troubadours touring?
In 2019, Turnpike Troubadours is on the road as a solo act. Previously, the band was supporting country superstar
in addition to playing its own solo shows. The band is stopping in cities including Atlanta, Lincoln, Neb., and Bonner, Kan. Turnpike Troubadours is known for packing houses even in cities like Boston that have a small country scene.
What are the career highlights of Turnpike Troubadours?
Turnpike Troubadours has self-released five studio albums in just over 10 years. The band's 2015 and 2017 releases both made it to No. 3 on the US country charts. The band also has a lot of crossover appeal.
The Turnpike Troubadours
, released in 2015, also made it to No. 5 on the rock charts and No. 2 on the folk charts. In 2016, Turnpike Troubadours toured Europe, playing across the continent as well as the UK and Ireland. This was on the strength of the band's hit album and its popular single Gin, Smoke and Lies.
What can I expect from Turnpike Troubadours?
Turnpike Troubadours is a high-energy band that knows how to get the party going. The band is not overly slick; its members present themselves as just regular guys who happen to be great at what they do. The band connects with people by singing about personal experiences: love, loss, partying and more. Fan favorite songs include Something to Hold Onto, Drunk, High, Loud and Long Hot Summer Days. Every Troubadours show is a party, with the band sometimes drinking right along with the crowd.
What are some of Turnpike Troubadours' influences?
Evan Felker has said that he's influenced by Woody Guthrie but also loves
. Turnpike Troubadours has been heavily influenced by other acts in the Red Dirt Scene in the band's native Oklahoma. These include Steve Ripley, Bob Childers and Stoney LaRue.
Which performers are similar to Turnpike Troubadours?
The band has a lot in common with other indie country artists. Over the years, it has been compared to Cross Canadian Ragweed, Ryan Bingham and the Randy Rogers Band. Charley Crockett has a similar sound and often tours with Turnpike Troubadours as the band's opening act. Crockett also often shares the stage with the band during shows.
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