Singer-Songwriter Tony Turner

 

Tony Turner’s articulate songs channel the ties that bind and the mood of the times.

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Previous events

The Peripheral Visionaries

Duncan Showroom, 133 Station St., Duncan

The legendary Duncan Showroom has the best sound on Vancouver Island - a treat for the eyes and ears. Expect an evening of unique arrangements, rich harmonies and instrumentation of swing, jazz, blues, folk & country influenced tunes mixed with Tony originals. $18 adv / $20 door

The Peripheral Visionaries

Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas Street, Victoria

The Peripheral Visionaries play nearly forgotten but timeless tunes mainly from the '30s, '40s and '50s in the country swing and roots genres including some of Tony originals. Admission is by a suggested $10 donation. Make a dinner reservation for a completely satisfying evening.

The Peripheral Visionaries with s/g Shawna Caspi

Unitarian Hall, 595 Townsite Road, Nanaimo

The debut of Vancouver's Island's newest trio featuring some of my tunes as well as surprising takes on old gems from the 1930's to 60's. Singer-songwriter and excellent guitarist Shawna Caspi open the show. You gotta be there for the big launch. Tickets online through Eventbrite: https://pvcaspi-nanaimo.eventbrite.ca or in-person at Fascinating Rhythm (51 Commercial St.) and Arbutus Music (6324 Metral Dr.)

Jul13

Happy Birthday Pete Seeger - 100 years old

Vancouver Island Musicfest, 4825 Headquarters Rd, Courteney

I will be hosting and playing a workshop on the Grieson Stage to celebrate the songs and life of Pete Seeger. Joining me with be Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Helen Austin, Luke Wallace and James Hill & Anne Janelle. Expect lots of audience participation.

Jun30

Tony Turner

Norway House, 1110 Hillside Ave, Victoria

I am thrilled to be the featured performer at the Victoria Folk Music Society's weekly coffee house. Joining me will be Arlene Carson on accordion and supporting vocals. As per decades of tradition the 7:30 Open stage will be followed by the feature slot that will start at 9 pm. Admission is a mere $7.00 for folks over 16 and free for all others, including VFMS members.

For Pete's Sake! - A Tribute to Pete Seeger

Comox United Church, 250 Beach Dr, Comox BC

A fundraiser tribute concert remembering 100 years of Pete Seeger with performances by Doug Cox, Helen Austin, Bruce and Judy Wing, Tony Turner and more. A share of proceeds supports Project Watershed.

Spirit of Tony Turner Award concert

Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave. N, Ottawa

I am honoured to play alongside previous recipients Greg Kelly and Pat Moore as well as help present the next award for service to the Ottawa folk music community. Award creator Chris White will be the evening's dynamic host.

Pete Seeger Tribute Concert

Unitarian Hall , 595 Townsite Rd., Nanaimo BC

A tribute to the late Pete Seeger in celebration of the 99th birthday. Performers include Bob Bossin, The Konsorados, Tony Turner, Leah Hokanson, and Jim & Joe Spinelli. Tickets are $25 and available at Fascinating Rhythm and Arbutus Music, and any left will be sold at the door.

Rise Up Singing - Voices Together

First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary, Ottawa

I'll be sharing the stage with Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, creators of the Rise Up Singing and Rise Again folk songbooks. Guests Ian Robb and The Chalice Choir. Featuring Pete Seeger songs and other tunes from the two songbooks. Net proceeds benefit the work of the Odawa Native Friendship Centre. Tickets are $25. Google "Rise Up Sing Voices Together Ottawa" to reach the Eventbrite page for tickets.