Award winning Irish musician Pierce Turner presents:
A benefit at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church to aid with the cost of restoring the 150 year old stained glass ceiling.
March 12th at 7:30pm
Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Gramercy
155 East 22nd St., corner of 3rd Ave., 212-674-0739
This will be the premiere performance of Pierce Turner’s new album: “Love Can’t Always Be Articulate” at this beautiful church where he made the recording, utilizing the pipe organ and grand piano. J.C Caddy who also designed the original Met Opera House designed this 150-year-old New York treasure with its magnificent acoustics.
Special guest musicians include: Avon Faire’s Andriette Redmann and Kath Green on vocals, percussion and keys, Fred Parcells on trombone and vocals, John Rokosny on guitar and Pierce Turner on vocals, guitar and keyboard. Plus a yet to be announced church organist and pianist.
Admission is free - we suggest a minimum donation of $10 towards the cost of the gorgeous stained glass ceiling, currently being repaired in South Minnesota. Refreshments will be served.
Tony Clayton Lea of The Irish Times says of Pierce Turner that he was “Easily one of the most important Irish rock artists of the last twenty years.”
He was on the cover of New York Magazine hailed as “New York’s undiscovered gem.”
Pierce has a track in the acclaimed HBO Show “ The Wire” and the Academy award winning Director Jim Sheridan said that a Turner performance in New York inspired him to make his classic “My Left Foot.” Sheridan said “Of all the great artistic and tough Norman stock coming out of Ireland’s South East, Pierce Turner is probably the finest.”
The list of positive reviews go on, but all that is important really is to know that this is a great performer with such great songs that Liam Fay with the Sunday Times, said “He has created what I confidently believe to be the finest body of work in contemporary Irish music, bar none.”
Carnegie Hall 2010 with Patty Smith, Iggy Pop and Regina Spektor-His duet with Philip Glass (a frequent collaborator).
Rolling Stone review of Tibet house benefit 2010 at Carnegie Hall "Early in the night, composer Phillip Glass introduced Irish singer Pierce Turner, who sat at the grand piano and performed the soaring, Bowie-reminiscent “Yogi with a Broken Heart.”
NY Times review of the same event: "A piano playing Irish songwriter with tinges of opera and Joni Mitchell sang his “Yogi with a Broken Heart” joined by Mr. Philip Glass on keyboard."
Press Release availabe for download.