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Jeremy Serwer, Scott MX Turner

“Like Billy Bragg, he’s a political songwriter dealing with a post-ideological world. His songs wrestle with his own grief while probing the howling uncertainties of today’s economic and environmental problems.”

—Madeline Ostrander, independent journalist(The Nation, Al Jazeera, The New Yorker) and contributor editor of YES! Magazine

Scott M.X. Turner has been writing and singing songs since the Reagan Administration.  His tunes go where we all go: love, workers rights, screwing, Occupied Ireland, joy and comfort, drinking, police violence, restlessness and contentment.  Turner sings reggae, country, rock'n'roll, Irish, punk, funk, ballads and key changes -- he really loves those key changes.  Turner's is a lively show in an era of dour down glancers.

"...a fiercely political songwriter who frenetically flays a frayed-paint Telecaster [electric] guitar. An Irish-American Joe Strummer might be a good place to start your imagination...encompasses Americana from the 7 train to the Dust Bowl." -- Steve Wishnia, The Indypendent

Earlier Event: July 19
Julianne Wurden
Later Event: July 22
James Carpio