WOJB Concert at the Park Theatre
Submitted by Jeffrey Jones
WOJB Program Director
WOJB Community Radio from Lac Courte Oreilles presents acclaimed Americana band Turn Turn Turn in concert on Friday, April 14 at The PARK Center, 15791 U.S. Highway 63, downtown Hayward WI. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 at www.WOJB.org. Admission is $25 at the door.
Turn Turn Turn is a trio who bonded over their mutual love of close harmony 60s and 70s country, folk, and pop music and formed an original Americana band. To create their distinctive sound, the band turns to the distant past of early American recorded music, turns again to that renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, and finally turns again to the present looking forward.
Members Adam Levy (guitar, vocals), Savannah Smith (guitar, vocals) and Barb Brynstad (bass, vocals) are all mainstays of the Minnesota music scene and together craft an infectious, pop-infused Americana.
Even though Turn Turn Turn was born as a cover band, the group's original material – sweetheart alt-country folk-pop – quickly stole the spotlight.
Turn Turn Turn’s "Laurel Canyon meets 70's-Nashville-Cosmic Country-Soul" vibe is layered with three-part harmonies that weaves the band’s musical tapestry together. Brynstad, Smith, and Levy have distinct voices, and the combination – a “fourth voice” – is greater than the sum of its parts.
"Fans of The Byrds; Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; the Mamas & The Papas; Gram Parsons & EmmyLou Harris; Pet Sounds-era Beach Boys; Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne will find the Turn Turn Turn sound smack dab in the middle of their wheelhouse," says WOJB program director Jeffrey Jones. "At the same time, audiences will also be treated to original songwriting that addresses modern issues and concerns. They're so much more than a nostalgia act."
Buoyed by the positive reception of their 2020 debut album Can't Go Back, the band's three songwriters drew inspiration from the recent pandemic and political unrest -- their Twin Cities home base was the center of the uproar over the police murder of George Floyd -- penning more than two dozen songs in 2021. Half of the material made its way onto the band’s sophomore effort, New Rays From An Old Sun, released January 20.
The new album showcases the band’s country, rock, and soul sensibilities, with more swagger, psychedelic flair, and rough edges than the debut, Can't Go Back. The band also repeats the formula that endeared the debut record to fans and music critics alike -- lush harmonies, unexpected chord changes, and miles of lithe, fuzzy guitar licks.
More artist information available at www.turnturnturnmpls.com.