Variety: Blues, Irish, Country, Cowboy, Folk, Pop, Rock'n'Roll
Solo Performer, Singer, Songwriter / Composer
"Troubadour, bard, balladeer, singer, picker, writer, actor, entertainer," these are but a few of the descriptions of Bobs abilities. He is a natural live performer, equally comfortable in club, on stage, or in studio. His repertoire includes country, folk, contemporary pop and light rock. He calls it, "Colorado Music".
Raised in Denver, Bob has been a staple in the Colorado music scene for over three decades. After breaking into the business in the 60's during the "great commercial folk scare", he recorded and performed with The Greenwood County Singers. Bob left for a solo recording try with ABC Records, meeting mixed results. Then in the early 70's, it was down to Nashville for an adventure with Electra Records. Through all of this, he toured extensively playing college concerts and clubs across the U.S. He shared the stage with Jerry Lewis and Andy Griffith, and performed for President Gerald Ford. Bob also played the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, Harrahs Club in Lake Tahoe, and the London House in Chicago.
In the middle 70's, his frustration with the Nashville scene, coupled with a certain amount of "road burnout" led him back to Colorado. He is still based there, playing ski resorts throughout the Rocky Mountain region, as well as clubs in Denver and the surrounding area.
In addition to live performances, Bob has written, produced, acted in, and voiced hundreds of commercials for radio and TV, winning both national and local advertising awards for clients such as Ford Motor Company, Village Inn Restaurants, the American Red Cross and JC Penney, to name but a few. He sang the theme song for the major motion picture, "The Man Who Loved Bears". He lectured on the art of live performance at the University of Colorado and at Metro State College. Bob was a member of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theater Company, appearing in the Tony Award winning play, "The Grapes of Wrath."
In the late 80's, Bob teamed up with Michael and Linda Crowley to form the recording act, Turner and Crowley. The group released its third album, "Finger-lickin' Good", having had local success with the first two, "Almost Live", and "Well Seasoned". In between those two, Bob cut a solo album entitled "The Denver Man", which met both critical and commercial approval. Bob remastered it for CD re-release, and added five tracks to it. It was retitled, "The Denver Man with Family and Friends". Daughter Jennifer sings a duet, and alto sax virtuoso Corbett Wall (an extended family son) gets it on with Bob on a truly unique arrangement of "Norwegian Wood". His latest CD, "Nice Place to Visit" is his first self-produced CD.
Now, with the new millennium here, Turner wants to share his "Colorado Music" with the rest of the world. Bob has been described as "one of the great natural singers of our time". Says Mark Stevens, Program Director, University of South Dakota, "Turner is not merely an entertainer, he is a captivator". Pat Hanna, Rocky Mountain News says, "Denvers most popular single entertainer. Definitely star quality." See and hear for yourself.
Indulge yourself in some Colorado Music.