Turkuaz and Alan Evans’ Playonbrother (formerly known as the Alan Evans Trio) will each hold a CD release party at the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs, Thursday, March 27 at 9 pm. The party is organized through Nectars and tickets are available to those 18-years old and older for $8 (and $12 the day of the show) through Ticketfly.com or at the Putnam Den. Turkuaz launches their latest with Zerbert at the double-CD release party. While Alan Evans Trio sets out to release their Woodstock Sessions in tandem.
Alan Evans recently announced that the group would drop “Trio” from their name, despite remaining a three-piece band. Evans supplies the drums and vocals, Beau Sasser is still on organ and Danny Mayer is on guitar. Though they have now adopted Playonbrother as part of their moniker, Alan Evans Trio will still appear on their latest album. Please don’t refer to them as a jazz trio. In fact, don’t try to put your thumb on them at all. They are three musicians, who happen to play for other bands, but don’t dare call this a side project either. In fact, they would just rather you just tune in and enjoy.
Influenced by the funky ’70s groove and R&B of Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, Parliament and Bohannon, Turkuaz take their self-described “jittery, world-pop-power groove” to the streets. They just recently finished supporting Future 86, and will continue on the road for this latest installment. Sporting a line-up of nine musicians, Turkuaz throws everything from percussion to brass to guitars in a live performance that can invoke the ghosts of rockers past. Check out our coverage of their show at Drom in NYC on December 30th.