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MP3 Dave Turner - Could Have Talked All Night

Big Voice, Bold Piano, and a Tip Jar Full of Stories

12 MP3 Songs in this album (43:49) !
Related styles: ROCK: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, ROCK: Americana

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Southeast Performer
March 2008
Review, Could Have Talked All Night CD

Asheville, N.C.''s Dave Turner serves up candid and visceral portraits of real life against a hearty background of piano driven songs. Utlizing the tapestry of American life is either done adroitly or ham-handed, but Turner is frank in his delivery without resorting to catchiness or cliche. He focuses on family, a workingman''s life or the slippery slope that accompanies the inevitable fact of growing older.

Turner paints his themes as simple Rockwellian images, love songs or tongue-in-cheek numbers as on the aptly titled "Belly At The Bar." The piano driven ballads ("Damn, She''s Aged") and pop songs ("Not As Old As Daddy") draw on melody as much as distinct slices of life. "Tears on the Page" is an elegant nod to San Francisco and beer joints are a staple of lyrical focus on many songs - a place where life happens when one wants to avoid it or haunts for touring musicians.

Turner''s vocal timbre is akin to Van Morrison in later years with the additional salt of Leon Russell. On "Never Meant To Stay" Turner glows on the song''s chorus while back-up singers echo a la many a song by Joe Cocker.

Turner''s Could Have Talked All Night was recorded live during a single session and inadvertently added additional vibrancy to the whole. It feels more real, more in the moment. What Turner brings to the album is something that only comes with time and experience.
- Brian Tucker

Speakerphone Magazine
March 2008
Review, Could Have Talked All Night CD

Hailing from Asheville, N.C., this piano rocker’s style is reminiscent of other talents such as Billy Joel and Ben Folds. The instrumentation on each track is simple and soulful, making for a very pleasant and almost nostalgic listening experience. Stephanie Morgan’s backing vocals add just that extra punch to the tracks that make the songs sound that much fuller.

Many of the songs are about life in the South and Turner’s family, along with some autobiographical experiences. The album’s first track, “Lumberton” is an excellent hook into the disc and is guaranteed to carry over into the next track. Another standout track is “Billy Ray’s Chevrolet,” which is a fun listen, all about a man and his really old Chevrolet.

It’s a great album for lovers of piano rock and Billy Joel, with a little bit of soul...
- Jessica Ralston

Mountain Xpress
December 26, 2007
Review, Could Have Talked All Night CD

Coming from the tradition of bar-bound piano players with a tip jar full of stories to tell, Dave Turner knows how to relate a memorable story over a simple yet well-crafted melody. With nice production values and great backing performers (including Stephanie Morgan), Turner’s tunes are given a nearperfect studio treatment. At their best, his songs have the narrative depth of short stories ("Lumberton" and “Billy Ray’s Chevrolet,” in particular), and while some tend towards the melancholy, the songs never overstay their welcome...
- Steve Shanafelt

Asheville Citizen-Times
November 16, 2007
From story on release of Could Have Talked All Night CD

Inspired by artists such as Elton John and Carole King, Turner also reveals the rougher edges of Tom Waits and James McMurtry in his lyrics...
- Jill Ingram

Mountain Xpress
April 12, 2006
From live show review

Turner ... comes from a musical world where Sir Elton John is king...best described as Americana with a British twist.
- Hunter Pope

Rapid River
From music events roundup

A powerful vocalist and accomplished keyboard player.
- James Cassara


"Could Have Talked All Night" is a collection of captivating, piano-driven original songs by pianist, singer and songwriter Dave Turner. He has a style all his own, but listeners will also hear influences ranging from Elton John, Billy Joel and Ben Folds to Warren Zevon, Joe Jackson, Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell and Tom Waits.

The album features powerful piano, soulful vocals and tales inspired by empty pockets and starry skies, Kentucky bourbon, late-night diners, old lovers, Blue Ridge mountains, California dreams, desperation, roadside shrines, hangovers, unsent letters, beer joints, bar buddies, staying put and getting away.

It listens like a read through a collection of short stories told with a southern sensibility steeped in the mountains of North Carolina, yet flavored by the streets of San Francisco and experiences along the highways of America.

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