Tom Turner and Slow Burn to appear at Collingwood Arts CenterWritten by John Dorsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Collingwood Arts Center will welcome Tom Turner & Slow Burn to the Lois M. Nelson Theatre stage to kick off their Blues and R&B concert series on Feb. 4.
Tom Turner’s vocal style and song writing have carried him across the United States and most of Canada, spanning a career of nearly 30 years. He has earned opening spots before many national and international recording artists, including Eric Burdon, Leon Russell, Michael McDonald, Tower of Power, Spyro Gyra, Bo Diddley, War, Edgar Winter and Richie Havens. Although Turner has covered many diverse genres of music, his distinctive phrasing and soulful delivery come the influence of the blues.
“I’ve known Tom for about 15 years, and when he approached me about giving a concert here — it just seemed like a natural fit. So I went down to hear him and the band live and we set up the show,” said Collingwood Arts Center Program Director Brian Felster.
Slow Burn started as a local blues project. It soon grew to a six-piece band with the addition of the horn section. The band adopted material to break into the blues scene, and play at bars and cafes. Members include Turner, Dave Tippett on trumpet, Ray Woods on drums, Kyle Turner on piano, Joe Martin on Saxophone and flute and Sidney Harrison on bass. They were featured in the Memphis International Blues Competition and made it to the finals in Toledo. Slow Burn plays a mixture of blues, soul, swing and funk.
Turner and his band have previously appeared at a number of venues around Toledo including Manhattan’s and the Toledo Museum of Art. The band will make a number of upcoming appearances at the Corral in Whitehouse, in addition to going into the studio to record a number of Turner’s original songs.
There will be a 5 p.m. meet and greet with the band. Ramona Collins will host the show, which will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $16.50 for adults, and $13.50 for seniors 65 and over and children under 18.
Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
Visit www.collingwoodartscenter.org for more information.