Boo Radley (Acoustic Duo)
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Boo Radley (Acoustic Duo)

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Duo Americana Acoustic

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"About Boo Radley"

"Boo Radley" is something special. I really enjoy this music and want to hear much more. It's really, really good." - Peter Cooper, Music Editor, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, TN


"Wow!"

"This is among the best folk/Americana music that anyone has submitted to me in a LONG-LONG time. I am very impressed." - Eugene Foley, Foley Entertainment


"Oyster Radio"

"These songs will show a whole new group of music lovers why Boo Radley is so popular along the Forgotten Coast. Beautiful harmonies and thoughtful lyrics – these are songs that you appreciate more and more on each listen.” - Michael Allen, Owner/Program Director, Oyster Radio, WOYS, Eastpoint, FL


"Roberts Hall Concert Series"

"After so many years of playing and watching music you gain a lot of insight into the music world, but last night this incredible duo...Boo Radley...gave a clinic on stage presence, vocal harmonies, mic technique and instrument dynamics that will stay with me...I hope...forever." - Tim Parrish, Roberts Hall Concert Series, Lynn Haven, FL


"New 850 Americana"

"Patty and Michael always create a music appreciation environment with their attention grabbing vocals and skillful guitar that takes us on a tour of well written originals, all of which weave a tale defining their own style. It's been dubbed "New 850 Americana" as they lead the region in a sound that finds its roots in a variety of genres that this area of the country is known for." - Matt Gardi, Owner, Bowery Station, Apalachicola, FL


Discography

"More than Meets the Eye," Boo Radley's first commercial EP, is receiving rave reviews from industry insiders as well as everyday listeners. These seven songs represent the heartfelt experiences of Michael Shawn Turner and his partner (in music and in life) Patricia Matson-Turner. They believe this aspect of their writing is what allows listeners to relate to their lyrics, and enjoy their music. 

Here are reviews by some highly-respected media personalities:

JOHN BAKER, Program Director/On-air Personality, 104.1 GULF104 (Cumulus),
Tallahassee, FL:

1. More Than Meets the Eye – Wonderful pairing of voices, and incredible production values. I’m getting a distinct impression of style, but will withhold my opinion until I hear more cuts.

2. C’mon Home – Style impression is strengthening. Again, your voices are a natural pairing and so far I’ve heard some very impressive writing.

3. Ballad of Me, Myself and I – Great storytelling. Some heartfelt work and touching tones.

4. Uphill – Very nice upbeat and uplifting sound with a positive look at the future. On this, as all selections so far, I am impressed with the guitar work interlaced with the sweet harmonies.

5. My Good Friend – Another impressive writing effort showing in tandem with perfectly matched vocals. Harmonies are tight and that’s tough on a slower number!

6. Not Home Yet - Another strong presentation of solid Americana. Vocals mesh wonderfully and create a pleasing effect to tell the tale.

7. Picnic on the Roof – Great big sound in production that sets this slightly apart from the rest of the EP. Once again, a good effort of relating a story, this time with a haunting feel and a grabbing effect of the fade-in of the vocals on phrasing.

MICHAEL ALLEN, Owner/Program Director, Oyster Radio, 100.5 WOYS, Eastpoint, FL:

“... just finished listening to the songs (like 5 times in a row). I really like the tunes, especially 'Uphill.'

I've been listening to Boo Radley live for years and play a few of their tunes on Oyster Radio.These songs will show a whole new group of music lovers why Boo Radley is so popular along the Forgotten Coast. Beautiful harmonies and thoughtful lyrics – these are songs that you appreciate more and more on each listen.” 

KATI SCHARDL, Music and Entertainment Columnist, Tallahassee Democrat,
Tallahassee, FL 

“’More Than Meets the Eye,’ the debut release by local Americana duo Boo Radley, aka Patty Matson and Michael Turner. It’s a seven-song slice of assured musicianship and warm harmonies, with Matson’s honey-rich voice meshing seamlessly with Turner’s, which ranges effortlessly from baritone to tenor.

…The song that stuck in my ear was ‘Uphill,’ with its spry picking and deft melodicism. When Matson unleashes her voice on the chorus, it’s glorious.”


MARINA BROWN, 
Columnist, Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, FL

"...the high, clear, full-throated vocals of Patty Matson aren’t rock ‘n’ roll, but rather like shiny metal — warm silver dollars on a summer day. Turner’s expert guitar shows a professional who knows when to embellish and when to support. And together, Boo Radley’s crafted songs, tales of struggle and of quiet victories make compelling harmonies that leave their audience rapt."

REVIEWS BY PURCHASERS OF 'MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE':

CLIFF M., Monticello, Florida

“More Than Meets the Eye is a strong collection of well crafted songs. Superb vocals with tight harmonies are blended with intricate guitar work to produce a fantastic listening experience. An experience second only to hearing Boo Radley live.”


MARCY S., 
Mexico Beach, FL

 “I am blown away by the CD! You guys make MAGIC, plain and simple!...I’m gonna wear this one out!”

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Bio

Boo Radley's original songs highlight the songwriting skills, sophisticated harmonies and guitar work, and true passions of the acoustic duo, comprised of Michael Shawn Turner and J. Patricia Matson-Turner. Meaningful lyrics, high-quality, well-rehearsed vocal harmonies, and Turner’s intricate playing on his warm, full-bodied acoustic guitar set Boo Radley apart. Their songs, speaking to modern-day and sometimes personal issues, resonate with audiences young and old. Ranging from soft ballads to more hard-driving acoustic songs, their spirit has proven to thrive through Boo’s live performances.

Michael and Patty share decades of stage experience, though they have had the Boo Radley project going only since April 2014. They have more than 700 live performances as Boo Radley under their belts, and are excitedly embarking on a new chapter…

BOO RADLEY OUTREACH

…In re-evaluating their vision for their music since 2020, Michael and Patty have decided that while they will continue to write new songs and do live concert performances, they are going to focus the majority of their efforts trying to be of service to underserved communities, providing not just the camaraderie of music, but more importantly, a message of love and hope.

They are already actively taking part in many events, and are in the process of arranging to take part in many more:

HOMELESS FOOD SHARING EVENTS

PRISONS

RECOVERY RESIDENCES

STREET OUTREACH TO AT-RISK YOUTH

JOIN THE TEAM!

Michael and Patty are grateful to everyone who is able to help support them financially in this mission!

To learn more, you can reach them at patricia@booradleymusic.com, via text or call to 850-544-7644. Or, go straight to a donation page at Venmo.com/BooRadleyOutreach. 

NEW RELEASES

Recently returning to the iconic Treasure Isle Studios in Nashville, TN, the duo is excited to have released two new songs in 2021: ‘Stories Down Below’ and ‘Sixty-four Bright Colors.’ Just mixed and mastered and ready to be brought to light is their newest single, ‘Learn,’ which will be released by Spring 2022.

Their previously-released first commercial EP, ‘More than Meets the Eye,’ is being enthusiastically received by music industry executives, radio and print personnel, and everyday listeners.

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TESTIMONIALS ON 'BOO'S' RECORDED EP, ‘MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE’:

Kati Schardl, Music and Entertainment Columnist, Tallahassee Democrat, Tallahassee, FL:

“’More Than Meets the Eye,’ …is a seven-song slice of assured musicianship and warm harmonies, with Matson’s honey-rich voice meshing seamlessly with Turner’s, which ranges effortlessly from baritone to tenor…The song that stuck in my ear was ‘Uphill,’ with its spry picking and deft melodicism. When Matson unleashes her voice on the chorus, it’s glorious.”

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John Baker, Program Director, Gulf 104 (Clear Channel), Tallahassee, FL:

“Wonderful pairing of voices, and incredible production values” • “very impressive writing” • “Great storytelling”• “perfectly matched vocals” • “Another strong presentation of solid Americana. Vocals mesh wonderfully and create a pleasing effect” • “I’d have to say you two fit together just as well as Guy [Clark] and Emmylou [Harris].

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TESTIMONIALS ON BOO RADLEY LIVE PERFORMANCES:

Mark Kaufman, Co-owner, Marketing & Event Manager, Story & Song, Fernandina Beach, FL:

“… it was our pleasure and privilege to host ‘Boo Radley’ for ‘An Evening of Story & Song.’ … And what a show they put on! Between Patty’s luscious voice, their finely honed harmonies, Michael’s mastery of guitar, and some personal stories that resonated with the audience, ‘Boo Radley’ was everything we could have hoped for. Two giant thumbs up!”

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David Walker, Co-manager The Back Door Coffeehouse, Hattiesburg, Mississippi:

“Boo Radley was a promise fulfilled for us at The Back Door as we delight in featuring true singer/songwriters as the heart of our 27 year series. Michael and Patty Turner delivered an evening of vivid images and emotions with exceptional voices accompanied by superb guitar performance. Their clarity of voice and honest presence won over our audience from the beginning to the end of the night.”

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Thank you for your interest, and for keeping original music alive!

Be sure to download some of Boo's music and catch a live Boo Radley performance soon!

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