Turnpike Troubadors (Kyle Nix, Gabe Pearson, Evan Felker, R.C. Edwards) — 21st Annual Woody Guthrie Festival, 2018

Woodyfest 2018: Turnpike Troubabdours

Troubadours at the Pastures of Plenty

Third Time’s the Charm

Mark­ing theirNumber eleven in our Woodyfest 2018 cov­er­age brings you the chart-​topping Turnpike Troubadours. third appear­ance at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, the Turnpike Troubadours closed out on the Pastures of Plenty stage. The , our ornery Oklahoma weather dumped rain all over Okemah, mak­ing it one in a series of Muddyfests the fes­ti­val has endured since its incep­tion. They wound up play­ing the Crystal Theatre to a smaller audi­ence lim­ited by the avail­able seat­ing.

This year the weather coöper­ated, and by the time the Troubadours were onstage the audi­ence were enjoy­ing a cool­ing breeze and a beau­ti­ful, starry sky.

This reporter wasn’t assigned to their set, but did take some snap­shots from back­stage. You can see those in the gallery.

Formed by Evan Felker and R. C. Edwards in , the Troubadours went into the stu­dio a month later and cut Bossier City because the band needed some­thing to sell at the shows.Wofford, Jerry, “Evan Felker of Turnpike Troubadours talks on the band’s suc­cess ahead of its Cain’s show,” Tulsa World, (26 December 2015).

Born of singer and con­tribut­ing song­writer Felker’s desire to emu­late his musi­cian uncle’s foot­steps,While in high school, Felker used to watch his uncle play rock ’n’ roll at the leg­endary Cain’s Ballroom. the band has since seen their epony­mous fourth full-​length album climb to the num­ber three spot in the Billboard Top Country Albums charts.Billboard assigned Turnpike Troubadours the posi­tion in their chart. Pretty good for a band started by a guy who didn’t even get into coun­try music a lit­tle [until] later on, into [his] 20s.ibid.

— Chris J. Zähller

Gallery: Turnpike Troubadours

Gallery

About Chris J. Zähller

International Man of Mystery. Cocktail Nerd. Occasionally designs websites. Sometimes snaps a picture or two.

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