The Wild Turkeys

The Wild Turkeys

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"Voted the best looking and sounding new generation roots band at the 2008 Blissfest Festival...Totally entertaining, these lads are on their way...catch them while you still can." Blissfest Beat 2008-2009.

Biography

From the icy shores of Northern Ontario, comes this new sizzling hot band of pickin' and grinnin cowboys. The Wild Turkeys fun stage presence and energetic sound has been recently coined as "Swamp-Stomp Country".

Armed with fiddles, mandolin, guitar, bass, harmonica, a tin can percussive suitcase contraption, and melodic four part harmonies, the Turkeys win over the hearts and ears of audiences everywhere.

This gang of brothers first came together as a band in the winter months of 2006 and quickly formed a stronghold in the Sault Ste. Marie Algoma region. Perpetually on tour, the Turkeys follow a busy schedule performing at festivals, house concerts and small venues. Over the past two years, The Wild Turkeys have shared the stage with artists such as the Cowboy Junkies, Prairie Oyster, Creaking Tree String Quartet, and Washboard Hank. This band blends masterful classical techniques with a youthful and theatrical approach to old time country.

In April 2007, they released their first independently funded, original album entitled "Unplucked", which gained nominations from the Northern Ontario Music and Film in Motion Awards (MFM) for "Best Album" and "Best Songwriter". April 2008, saw the successful release of their second, full length album, "Suspendered". Watch out for these Turkeys as they are quickly gaining national and international success.

Discography

UNPLUCKED (2007)
SUSPENERED (2008)

Set List

Set list consists of mostly original songs.
Covers are of similar genre to original material.
2 to 3 : 45 to 50 minutes sets
15 minute break between sets