Los Angeles, CA
S C O T T T U R C H I N
America's "Hillbilly Rasta"
CHUCK FOSTER (KPFK's "Reggae Central") says in the new issue of THE BEAT MAGAZINE: "Reggae tunes add international flavor to a . . varied rock sound!"
GILLI MOON (multitalented artist/author/founder of Songsalive!): "An emotional yet powerful artist . . touched my heart immediately!"
REGGAE-REVIEWS.COM: "Turchin has a buoyant, inviting pop reggae sound -- with a Southern twang!"
LARRY WINES (KCSN, FolkWorks): "He's the only Americana-Roots-Rastafarian I know!"
Hey Y'all! Greetings I-and-I nation! Much love and respect.
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After a steady diet of radio folk (Weavers, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen), bluegrass, jazz, rock (Beatles, Who, Peter Gabriel, Elvis-both of 'em, Bowie, Seal, Sting/Police) and later reggae music (Marley, Tosh, Cliff, UB40, Israel Vibration), Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter SCOTT TURCHIN left his home in New York's Queens Borough on a "mission from God" to go to California and create a unique blend of Southern roots rock and reggae music, with a feel for African and other World music, and in the process winning Top 20 in the Unisong International Song Contest for Reggae, Song of the Year Nomination for Country, and numerous awards on musician review site GarageBand.com.
With and without his band, THE SCOTT TURCHIN BAND, he has played most of the venues in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas, including opening for Harry Dean Stanton at The Mint and running a Song Circle Showcase at coffeehouses, as well as acted in television, films, voiceover and stage. RIVER CAN CRY, his most ambitious album done with a single band and production team, received heavy rotation in Australian and English Internet Radio. He is proud to have 5 albums released for digital distribution, covering his three main genre areas of REGGAE, ALT-ROCK and ALT-COUNTRY/AMERICANA. His first CD, "SCOTT TURCHIN", a cool collection of "live" studio takes, also garnered CDBABY's "Editor's Choice" in both Reggae and Roots Rock!