Reed Turner, an Austin-based singer-songwriter who released his latest album, “Ghosts in the Attic,” a few months back, spent most of his childhood in Austin before leaving for the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating in 2008, he moved around the country, to Los Angeles, Nashville and Portland, Ore., before returning to his Texas home.
On “Ghosts,” Turner tells stories that tend to dwell on themes of youthful decision and indecision, delivered via a hazy, sometimes haunting style of Americana and soul. The songs convey a sense of searching that fits Turner’s transient lifestyle. “Though my speech may seem certain, I still leave a lot of room for doubt,” he sings on “Room For Doubt.” That song, which earlier this month won Turner first place in the Troubadour competition at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, recalls songwriting icons Townes Van Zandt and Lyle Lovett, both inspirations for Turner.
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