Express FM (UK) Geoff Dorsett Interviews Ted Turner
Express FM (UK) Geoff Dorsett Interviews Ted Turner
Be sure to check out the audio link on our left menu for the entire interview. Ted's fans are sure to enjoy this so don't miss it.
Reunion with" Wishbone Ash" in England.
Having recently returned just wanted to reveal a few thoughts of my trip.
For the previous two months before this event i had received several invitations to attend the garden party, to which i had declined due to personal obligations. The premise was Martin turner's Wishbone Ash would perform the more obscure material not usually heard in their current shows. About 150 loyal fans were invited plus V.I.Ps and various musicians and friends to this intimate occasion.
When i heard that Steve Upton (original drummer with the band) was going to attend I thought to myself how many opportunities will we have that the three of us will meet, so i jumped on a plane. This was a very special day. To come face to face once again with the original road crew, dear friends after 23 years was memorable. Memories i shall not forget. A day filled with affection, friendship and love. It was great to see everyone looking well, hearing the stories about there own interesting journeys.
As a bonus i performed a few tunes with the band. Also Laurie Wisefield was in attendance and performed one of his songs, and as a finale we all joined in on a cool version of Jailbait featuring all four guitar players with Laurie Wisefield, Ray Hatfield Danny, Wilson and myself. This was a surprise to the audience they had no idea that Steve, Laurie and myself would be there.
Another great moment Steve was introduced and came onstage to rapturous applause. So for a brief moment three of the original members together again onstage after 23 years.
A special mention, it was a real pleasure to make contact with Laurie. For me, we have crossed paths in the past but never really connected.
Standing by the side of the stage listening to him play revealed his subtleties, finesse, and feel as a player. Very tasty! So playing "Jailbait" was a very natural affair. We played well together.
The concert was recorded so not in the to distant future should be available for all. To view more images of the Garden Party click here to go to the album within our Image Gallery and enjoy!
Love and light!
Ted Featured On "The Who Tribute" Album
UPDATE! Ted has updated this clip to the original track that he recorded which differs from the mix that was officially released. He states "I much prefer this version as it was intended when it was recorded, so I wanted to share it with my fans".
Ted was asked to bring his guitar expertise to the table for the upcoming release of the "Who" Tribute Album ‘Who Are You: An All-Star Tribute To The Who’. Ted along with .38 Special and Ian Paice (Deep Purple) have recorded "Bargain" for this project. The album, being released by Cleopatra Records is due out on October 2, 2012.
For Ted this project is full circle and brings back many memories as in1971, Wishbone Ash toured with the Who as their opening act for the "Who's Next Tour". Quoting Ted, "That was definitely the wild Rock & Roll times for sure".
Coming Soon a Ted Turner Signature Guitar
Ted recently met with Heli-Arc Guitars from California and is pleased to announce that they will be designing and releasing a "Ted Turner Signature Guitar" this exclusive model will be available later in the year. Ted is working with Rick Adams on the design details and are both excited to come out with a new model that will be special and unique.
HeliArc Guitars is a manufacturer of high quality handcrafted guitars through a fusion of high tech manufacturing techniques. Developed with the player in mind, HeliArc Guitars uses aircraft grade aluminum for the bodies, coupled with wood necks made specially by Monica Esparza. Paired with the finest parts in the industry these instruments develop the tone and sustain professionals demand. "Vintage in appearance, fresh in design, soulful in sound"
Ted contributes forward to Martin Turner's Book
Ted was recently asked to contribute a forward to Martin Turner'
new book "No Easy Road". Ted recalls fondly the times spent
with Martin and Wishbone Ash, and acknowledges the good times
shared, the achievements accomplished and the friendship maintained
with Martin through the years to this day.
Ted Named Musical Director - One Great Night On Earth
It's with great excitement that we can post an update to Ted's recent appointment as Artist Ambassador for One Great Night On Earth. The event is now taking shape and as a part of the performance there will be a featured an All Star Band and the Project Director of One Great Night On Earth, Lyndel Moore has appointed Ted as the Musical Director. Ted will be working over the coming weeks to make contacts and invitations to friends and musical colleagues around the world to participate in this amazing project.
Watch this site for announcements as to members of the band and also all the latest news.
Ted becomes an Artist Ambassador for One Great Night On Earth
Ted is very excited to announce that he has accepted the invitation to become an Artist Ambassador for One Great Night On Earth which is an amazing music event taking place early to mid 2013, in Melbourne, Australia. The event has been created to raise funds for victims of natural disasters around the world and especially in Australia after the wild fires and floods of recent years. More information about the event can be found at http://www.
NOTE: Click here to Read Press Release from Lyndel J Moore - Project Director - One Great Night On Earth
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The Online Magazine "Get Ready To Rock!" has a great review on the Martin Turner's Wishbone Ash "Garden Party" Reunion.
Be sure to check it out - MTW's Garden Party Review
Classic Rock Magazine - News
More details at: http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/the-who-get-all-star-tribute-album/