July 10, 2010

Turbine: Sounds in the Hall

Turbine have been banging on the door of the big league jam band scene for a couple of years now. Playing hundreds of shows, showcasing a sizeable collection of originals and choice covers this NYC band is cross-genre foursome that is steeped in blues and folk, branching out to rock, funk and reggae. Their secret weapon is Ryan Rightmire's harmonica. He uses it in a straightforward way for a couple of bars before launching into an effects heavy journey using balloons and electronic gizmos.

This is the kind of band that needs to be heard in a concert. The next best thing is a live album and with the release of Sounds in the Hall, recorded at various famous outdoor festivals you have the power of this quartet in the comfort of your own home. While most jam bands have trouble handling the vocals, Turbine pulls off very convincing three part harmonies adding a touch of gentleness to their instrumental prowess. With the slow but infectious groove of Eddy The Sea, the party stomp of Maritime Rag and the bluesy Behind These Walls evolving into Phish inspired cow funk, the peak of the album is reached during Stand Down. Al members dig deep to hand out their bag of musical tricks to the crowd. Think blues meets hip-hop meets progressive rock meets jazz meets arena rock and then some.

Turbine:
Jeremy Hilliard: electric guitar, vocals
Ryan Rightmire: acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals
Justin Kimmel: bass, vocals
Octavio Salman: drums

Turbine: Sounds in the Hall

Sounds in the Hall is released on Mason Jar Records.

Tracks:
  1. Eddy the Sea – Telluride Bluegrass Festival, CO
  2. War of 9161 (The Pledge) – Breckenridge, CO
  3. Invited – Bonnaroo, TN
  4. Behind These Walls – Boulder, CO
  5. Doing to Me – Bonnaroo, TN
  6. Stand Down – Bonnaroo, TN
  7. Maritime Rag – Telluride Bluegrass Festival, CO
  8. Blackout Song – Breckenridge, CO
Live dates:
  • 07/10 Central Rock Gym, Worcester, MA
  • 07/15 3rd Annual Turbine Boat Cruise - around the statue of liberty, with The Brew, NY
  • 07/16 Bellstock, East Jewett, NY
  • 07/17 Upper Greenwood Lake, Hewitt, NJ
  • 07/23 Triumph Bewery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 07/29 Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT
  • 08/21 Brew Ridge Trail Music Festival, Nelson County, VA
  • 09/03 Stir Fry Music Festival, Snipes Farm, PA
  • 09/11 Meeting of the Minds 3, Ponytelle, PA

» turbinemusic.com

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