Acclaimed Oklahoma band Turnpike Troubadours will perform at Rodeo Austin on March 18 in support of theSeptember 18 release of their third album, The Turnpike Troubadours (Bossier City Records/Thirty Tigers).Hear the exclusive album premiere at Noisey HERE.
The self-titled album contains 12 songs featuring the quintet’s signature blend of roots rock, folk and raw country played with grit, passion and conviction. Word of their fiery live performances has spread throughout the U.S. making them a “must-see” act. However, the true strength at the core of Turnpike Troubadours has always been their songwriting. The new album is yet another testament to that point. Songs such as “The Mercury” and “Bossier City” showcase the bands raucous energy and proficiency as musicians, while their more poignant and melodic side shines on “How Do You Fall Out Of Love” and “A Little Song.”
“Anyone who considers themselves a country music lover needs to hear these guys, now.”
– St. Louis Post-Dispatch
In the April 2015 issue of Playboy Magazine, Turnpike Troubadours were part of a five-page feature focused on three song-oriented, tour driven bands who fly under the radar yet maintain large, loyal followings. The article stated that they are one of the bands who, “…are wrenching country music out of a staid rut and turning it into something else entirely.” Read the story HERE.
Turnpike Troubadours epitomize terms such as “DIY”, “blue collar” and “indie”. Formed in 2007, the group has built a rabid and loyal fanbase that is ever expanding. This is evident, as the band has gone on to sell over 200,000 records. Turnpike Troubadours went from playing small bars to headlining venues of 10,000+. On any given night, they will pack venues of 1000 – 4000 from Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado to Chicago, St Louis and Washington, DC. They have sold out The Troubadour in Los Angeles and venues in New York City. Turnpike Troubadours have become somewhat of a phenomenon for those in the know.
The Turnpike Troubadours is the follow up to the band’s breakthrough 2012 sophomore release Goodbye Normal Street, which debuted at #57 on the Billboard Top 200 and #14 on the Billboard Country Chart. The album received major coverage ranging from The Wall Street Journal to a 3-song acoustic performance on CMT’s Concrete Country to The Washington Post, who called it “The most unjustly overlooked Americana album of 2012…” Based on what this little band from the Sooner State has built since then, with honest songwriting, great live performances and hard work, The Turnpike Troubadours is not likely to be overlooked in 2016.
Cover photo by Justin Voight