Clarence “The Blues Man” Turner
|9:00 PM||Clarence "The Blues Man" Turner||Performance||MAJF Juke Joint|
An infectious, rhythmic, gritty, and soulful, feeling sparked a fire into Clarence Turner while listening to his father’s collection of CD’s which included the incomparable Muddy Waters and the legendary Howlin Wolf. Every wailing stroke of the guitar spoke to Clarence; and at the age of eight he began a life long love affair with the blues. It was no question that the guitar chose Clarence. Throughout his teenage years he played his guitar delivering the blues and receiving love from local audiences all over the Washington DC area. The blues can not be truly mastered unless one has experienced life and experienced it hard. Following suit Clarence disappeared from the music scene in his early twenties. During this time, Clarence experienced the heart and origin of the blues; a strong dose of reality, pure love, painful hardship, and amazing good times. Clarence realized that what he felt in his gut and his soul could only be expressed thru his first love of his guitar. As such, he returned to wail the blues as only he can. Over the years, Clarence developed signature guitar strokes. His fiery guitar picking included using cell phones, microphones, harmonicas and everything else in between. Soon thereafter, Clarence started his explosive blues band which propelled him to become one of the greatest blues men of this century.