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Pierce Turner

Joe's Pub

April 28

Doors at 9PM
Show at 9:30PM

The Award winning Irish Artist Pierce Turner, is a dynamic live performer and consummate musician, who was voted solo Ireland’s solo artist of the Year in 1994.  He has worked on numerous occasions with Philip Glass, including his debut album, for which Mr Glass wrote string arrangements and produced.  When he performed at Carnegie Hall with headliner Iggy Pop and Patty Smith in 2015, The New York Times and Rolling Stone magazine both enthusiastically describe it as, “Soaring”  “A cross between Joni Mitchell and David Bowie” He had a song in HBO’s The Wire-Christy Moore has covered his songs and even wrote one about him I love the way Pierce Turner sings  - He has a fanatical cult following in Ireland where he resides half of the year, the other being in Manhattan.  The Irish Times Tony Clayton Lea wrote “Easily one of the most important Irish Artists of the last twenty years” The Sunday Times Liam Fay wrote “He has created what I confidently believe to be the finest body of work in contemporary Irish music” New York Magazine put him on their arts cover, calling him “New York’s hidden Gem”   The Penguin book  The Rough Guide to Irish Music concluded  in its lengthy biography “There is no one in the whole wide world of music quite like Pierce Turner, the owner of a voice that drips emotion, a consummate lyricist, and the creator of tunes that are both complex and accessible, just but listen and marvel.  

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