Join us under The Spreading Oaks for an evening of great music from TRENT TURNER & THE MOONTOWERS. Friday April 21, 8pm. The Moontowers at the Moontower. Crazy stuff!
Trent Turner and the Moontowers is a band led by Trent Turner. Based in Austin, TX, Trent Turner writes songs that are based in blues but are very personal and not formulaic. Trent plays his guitar like his life depends upon it. He plays from deep within and is much better to be seen and heard rather than described.
While our music is mostly blues based, most of the songs written do not follow a standard 12-bar blues progression. The music mostly centers itself around matters that are important to me: my son, love, life observations and the like.Instrumentally, it is very much an intent expression of myself flowing through the guitar. When I play guitar, I lose myself — in the energy I am able to give to the audience, and the energy they give right back to me. Sometimes when I get caught up in the moment, I will play the guitar in unique ways; I play with my tongue, or with the guitar behind my back.What sets my band and myself apart from other bands is that I play every song like my life depends on it, like I would die if I didn’t do so.
My primary influences are some of the blues greats, such as B.B. King, Howling Wolf, Buddy Guy, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Austin’s own Stevie Ray Vaughan.
I don’t do this for the money. I have a good career in medicine (emergency room physician), and actually taught myself to play while going through medical school. I even used to carry my guitar to the rooms of my patients and play for them. I do this because music is my passion and my obsession. I have it in me, and I want to share it.
Trent Turner vocals/guitar
Allen Daniell bass
Tony Miller drums