Miracles & Demons - Eddie Turner

Catalogue #: NBM0057

Miracles & Demons


Eddie Turner is one of the best blues guitarists alive, and his third CD for NorthernBlues demonstrates not only his prowess with the instrument,
but his terrific song-writing as well.

Born in Cuba and raised in Chicago,Eddie Turner's influences stem from
both the Afro-Cuban rhythms of his heritage and his immersion in the
music of the time - Blues, Rock and R&B. In 1974 he played with
Grammy-nominated Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth. Eddie soon joined Zephyr and wrote the last highly acclaimed Zephyr album
Heartbeat with founders Candy and David Givens. Eddie was also a member of the Legendary 4-nikators.

In 1995, Eddie joined Otis Taylor and Kenny Passarelli to form the Otis
Taylor Band and helped create the Otis Taylor sound. Eddie continually
received rave reviews for his psychedelic guitar-playing. In 2005, Eddie released his first CD,
Rise, to almost universal acclaim and leading
to a Blues Music Award nomination for Best New Artist Debut. Now, Eddie is back to prove that he a guitar god for the 21st century.

"Powerhouse Eddie Turner is THE breakout blues guitarist of 2006 that you must hear."

-Dave Rubin, Guitar Player Magazine

"The former Otis Taylor sideman takes the voodoo blues of Jimi Hendrix and uses his background and artistry to make them palpably real. The Turner Diaries move easily from classic shuffles to chilling forays at the outer edges of the

-Guitar Edge Magazine on 10 guitarists who are carrying on the blues tradition

"The Northern Blues label is known for bringing cutting-edge artists to the fore,
who may not adhere to playing straightahead blues. If you are looking for 'three
chords and a cloud of dust,' then Eddie Turner may not be your cup of tea. But, if you want something with a little 'edge' from a killer guitarist and performer, take a chance on one of the bright young stars in the blues constellation."

-Music City Blues Newsletter

"He is, after all, one of the better players to tap into the ghost of Hendrix."

-Mike Koster, Thirsty Ear, January 2001

"Eddie Turner sends shafts of electric guitar notes, often bent and jarring, into some dense, mesmerizing passages."

-No Depression, July/August 2002

"Eddie Turner...plays guitar as if he were Jimi Hendrix trying to transpose Mile Davis trumpet."

-Don Wilcock, Record, NY, July 2001

"There are other elements that add to the swooping sounds, such as Eddie Turner's slide guitar that moans and wails, playing with time much like Ry Cooder. It's an ethereal sound, almost cryptic at times..."

-Bill Ribas, NYRock.Com, April 2002

"If anybody ever went down to the Crossroads and let the Devil tune his guitar it was probably Eddie Turner. Man, you get chills every time the guy strikes a note! And the expressions he makes while he's talking out each lick leaves on convinced he's channeling other-worldly ancestral demi-gods."

-Jeff Jaisun, BluesToDo.com, May 2003


"A monster guitar player-reminds me of my good friend, Jimi!"
-Stephen Stills

  • Guitar Edge magazine in 2008 named Eddie Turner one of the top eight blues guitarists.

. Eddie Turner was nominated in 2006 for a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut.

. Eddie has been profiled in Blues Revue magazine.

. Produced by Kenny Passarelli who was responsible for the highly acclaimed Otis Taylor CDs "White African" and "Respect the Dead". Passarelli is a well-known bass player as well.