Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Soloists, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians

Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Cowboy Poets, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Bob Turner

Variety: Blues, Irish, Country, Cowboy, Folk, Pop, Rock'n'Roll

Solo Performer, Singer, Songwriter / Composer

Bob Turner: Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Cowboy Poets
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"Troubadour, bard, balladeer, singer, picker, writer, actor, entertainer," these are but a few of the descriptions of Bob’s 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, "Denver’s most popular single entertainer. Definitely star quality." See and hear for yourself.

Indulge yourself in some Colorado Music.

Bob Turner in Newspaper: Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Cowboy Poets


At Pogue Mahone's March 24, 2007
with Mike Cleary and Juice O' The Barley
(photo by Jan Gehlhausen)


At Pogue Mahone's Mar. 24, 2007
with Zelda and Ed Hawkins
(photo by Jan Gehlhausen)

Bob Turner, Sandy Reay, Steve Pierce: Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Cowboy Poets
with Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Sandy Reay and Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Steve Pierce
at Three Kings Tavern, April 1, 2007
(photo by Mike Quaintance)

Bob Turner at Pogue Mahone Irish Pub
at Pogue Mahone's, Spring 2007

   
Bob Turner, Terry Dalton Tribute, Swallow Hill Folk Festival
Bob Turner at Terry Dalton Tribute, Swallow Hill Folk Festival
Terry Dalton Tribute Band:  Sandy Reay, Steve Pierce, Bob Turner, Ernie Martinez, Swallow Hill Folk Festival
with Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters / Composers, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Cowboy Poets, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Ernie Martinez,
Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Steve Pierce
and Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Sandy Reay
at the Swallow Hill Folk Festival
September, 2007
(photos by Reggie Ruth Barrett)
   

 

Bob Turner, Jeff Graves, Jay Graham, Owen Graham, Steve Pierce at Pogue Mahone's
with Jeff Graves, Jay Graham, Owain Graham and Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Steve Pierce
at Pogue Mahone's, Oct 13, 2007
(photo by Joanne DiBenedetto)

Benefit for Bob Turner, April 5, 2009, Moe's Original Bar B Que & Bowl
Bob Turner
Bob Turner, Peggy, Shawn Winchester
with Butch
with Peggy and Shawn
House Concert at Pickin' on Tennyson, January 20, 2011
Bob Turner, John Fisher, Sandy Reay, Steve Jones
sound check: Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Bob Turner, Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers John Fisher, Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Sandy Reay, Founders: Bands, Singers, Songwriters, Solo Performers, Sidemen, Instrumentalists, Performers, Entertainers, Musicians, Places to Hear Acoustic Music, Locations, Venues, Clubs, Festivals, Business and Services Supporting Acoustic Music, Music Stores, Musical Instruments, Music Teachers Steve Jones

 

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