TURNER CODY - the great migration / quarter century LP, Mad Monk




“Turner has been kicking around the NYC folk scene for quite a few years now, but this is, perhaps inexplicably, his first foray onto wax. While most ‘singer / songwriters’ these days seem to draw most of their water from Iron and Wine via Pavement and back again, Turner sounds like he began his musical education listening to Gershwin player piano rolls and quit buying records somewhere around the time Dylan brought it all back home. Lyrically, Turner can turn a phrase with the best of ‘em, and the gloriously ramshackle accompaniment is Mungo Jerry meets Herman Dune sharing a squat in Tin Pan Alley. This LP combines two of Turner’s self-released CDs, and is as good an introduction to his wonderful music as any. Here’s what Jeweled Antler head honcho Glenn Donaldson sez about Turner: “Cody is pre-war, Old Testament & A Confederate General from Big Sur.” Err…nuff said, no?”