Artist info

Genre

Roots


band members

Alister Turrill - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Percussion.


Influences

Charlie Parr, Tim Rogers, Eric Bibb, Steve Smyth, Son House, Neil Young, Lloyd Spiegel


Website

Bio

“Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good hands.” - Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.

It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

He’s shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard.

The past twelve months have seen the new Melbourne resident at his busiest and best yet with his first East Coast Tour (including a well-received slot on the Roaming Buskers Stage at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017) and first European shows.

Following his award winning 2013 debut album 'Reverence & Resonance, and 2015 single release 'Road To The Grave', Alister has released a brand new EP, 'A Toast To Better Times'.
A stripped-back modern folk/country-blues record where the quality of his songwriting is bared for all.

Honest, Flawed, Gravel-Throated Folkin' Blues awaits.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

03 Nov 2017

Triple J
30

Living up to the name, this one's just got that gentle amble and ebb of the waves.

Living up to the name, this one's just got that gentle amble and ebb of the waves.

Review

Review by shutupnathan shutupnathan

02 Aug 2018

50

Al Turrill is the future of blues music in this country! This track is the business.

Al Turrill is the future of blues music in this country! This track is the business.