Scotty T-Bone Turner

On keyboards, piano, or the Hammond B-3, Scotty T Bone Turner is a true artist, showman, and a downright good time!  You can often catch him around town with The Scotty T-Bone Turner Trio and the Lonn'e George Mo' Blues Band.

Always looking for the next opportunity, in 1972 Lock, Stock and Barrel played the Exchange Club in downtown Jackson and recorded their first 45 record “Love and Sunshine” at Malaco Recording Studio.  The popular Poet’s in the quarter was another favorite crowd pleaser where Scotty T played with The Encore Band during the 70’s.    Lock, Stock and Barrel disbanded in 1978.

After leaving Lock, Stock and Barrel, Scotty T played solo gigs and various area groups including the popular Owens Brothers, the Piranha, a group out of Pensacola, Florida and as a member of the Club Embers house band.  He has also played with the ever-popular Lucky Hand Blues Band. It was during this time, 1982 to be specific, that Scotty T met the love of his life, his wife/manager, Donna Evans Turner.  In 1989, Scotty T formed another band, The Lucky 7.  This band was together until 2014 with people coming and going and eventually evolving into the Scotty “T-Bone” Turner Trio. In addition, Scotty T playe
d B-3 for the MPB broadcast from the Jazz Fusion House in 2014 and was brought back by popular demand in 2015.

Scotty T credits his musical influencers as Carson Whittset, another native Jackson Mississippi piano man and member of The Imperial Show Band. Carson also played in the Malaco House Band and was on Dorothy Moore’s recording of Misty Blue.  Songwriter/Producer Jerry Puckett; Canton native, jazz guitarist/songwriter Bucky Barrett; jazz great Jimmy Smith; R&B funk maestros Booker T and the MG’s; the great jazz organist Richard Groove Holmes; Brazilian jazz pianist and composer Emuri Deodato; iconic jazz pianist and composer Joe Sample; the soulful Crusaders; three time Grammy winner and jazz pianist/composer Ramsey Lewis; and pioneer jazz keyboard/composer George Duke are other major influencers during Scotty T’s musical journey.

Along with his Hammond B-3 and keyboards, these days you can find Scotty T playing in and around the Central Mississippi area and points beyond with his Scotty T-Bone Turner Trio and in solo/duo combos and occasionally jammin’ with another HTR lister, Chris Gill. Having completed his first original CD, Playing for Tips, Scotty T is now finishing his second CD and making time for gigs at the drop of a hat.  Have organ, Will travel…!!!  And, oh, the man sings, too.

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