Discovery: Eric B Turner

Though Eric B Turner’s music is new to me, he’s already got some high profile fans. He was the lead vocalist of The Drifters. He’s shared the stage with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey and Demi Lovato and also performed at the former president Barack Obama’s Inauguration Ball in 2009.

By Graeme Smith

Eric’s new track Ain’t No Good is classic twelve bar blues. Yet, he elevates it to the stratosphere with his incredible voice. It’s a simple tale with a strong message – think before you act! Eric isn’t preaching, though. His cautionary tale comes from a place of experience and is peppered with relatable imagery.

I have to admit to not listening to a lot of blues but Eric has made me something of a convert. With a voice like his, it’s impossible to ignore. Check out Ain’t No Good below.