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New Single Premiere on The Bluegrass Situation

Hey Team,

Woke up to some exciting news today… The Bluegrass Situation has premiered “Landfall,” written along with Sierra Noble, the first single from KIVALINA, my upcoming duo album with Jesse Terry! Listen HERE.

The album was inspired by stories of the people of Kivalina, AK, who have the unfortunate distinction of being some of North America’s first climate refugees; the village will completely disappear in less than ten years due to rising sea levels.

I’ve been feeling a bit helpless lately about our climate situation... it’s such an urgent issue and we just can’t seem to move the ball forward because of, basically, greed and tribalism. Sometimes I feel useless because I’m not an expert on the science or the policy surrounding the issue. Writing this album with Jesse was a way to process some of that pent up frustration. I hope this album can at least help move the conversation forward in some way.

Much love,
Alex

Angelhouse South opens, New solo album in progress

I spent the last few months designing and building a new studio space, along with a few people who actually knew what the hell they were doing, and I’m very happy to report that it’s finally done! If you’re ever in the Nashville area, come visit and draw on the chalkboard walls.

I also spent the last few months producing a new full-length album for San Francisco artist Megan Slankard. I don’t hesitate to say that she is one of the most talented artists I’ve had the pleasure of working with and I had a great time making music with her and her band. The record took us on quite a journey this Summer… We started by recording to tape at Tiny Telephone Studios in SF, then went back to Nashville to continue working at Angelhouse South, then returned to SF for vocals at Women’s Audio Mission, and finally found ourselves in a hidden fortress deep in Beverly Hills to mix the record with my brother Eddie Jackson. Megan is revealing the new album with a headlining show at the Great American Music Hall THIS SATURDAYOctober 18 and I will be joining them on stage for a few songs. If you’re in the Bay Area, please come out and celebrate with us!  Tickets are selling fast here.

Megan also released a FREE DOWNLOAD of the first single. Get it HERE!

For the rest of the year, I will be producing a full-length album for talented LA artist (and finalist on The Voice) Sonia Rao and finishing my second solo album… Remember when I said I was going to release a new solo album earlier this year? Well, I kinda moved to Nashville and built a studio instead, so progress on the new record has been pushed back a bit. However things happen for a reason, because I wrote a few songs since that I couldn’t imagine leaving off the new record. Here’s a preview of one of them called “There Are No Shadows In LA,” written with my good friend Tyler Lyle. This one is about a breakup, a Japanese maple tree, and the sleepy mid-afternoon sun that seems to last all day long. Special thanks to Alex Berger for his truly impressive iPhone cinematography skills. Please enjoy.

CA Shows this week, Facebook Page

Dear friends,

I want to remind you that my brand new project, A City On A Lake, will play it’s very first California shows starting this weekend.  I am so excited to be bringing two of my favorite musicians along with me, Ward Williams (cello/guitar) and Kevin Rice (drums) and cannot wait to share the new material with you.  Please come, and please tell everybody!  Advance tickets are available for both shows…

SATURDAY MAY 5TH, 5PM (EARLY SHOW!)
‘KC TURNER PRESENTS’ HOUSE CONCERT SERIES
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP: info@kcturnermusic.com

TUESDAY MAY 8TH 8:45 PM
THE HOTEL CAFE

1623 1/2 N CAHUENGA BLVD, HOLLYWOOD CA 90028
W/ MY BRILLIANT FRIENDS HARPER BLYNN AT 7:45 PM AND MARIANA BELL AT 9:45 PM!
ADVANCE TICKETS: https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=1557

Also, I’m happy to announce that I’ve finally decided to embrace the year 2009 and have created a Facebook band page for A City On A Lake. I’d like it if you’d like me… because I like you…

http://www.facebook.com/ACityOnALake

Thank you for everything. Have an amazing week, and eat some Japanese food.

Alex