Friday, October 21, 2011

Will Turpin headlines Halloween Rock Review

Multi-platinum artist Will Turpin will headline the annual Halloween Rock Review at the French Market, 3840 Highway 42, Locust Grove. The show starts 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Best known for playing bass guitar in Collective Soul, Turpin released his first solo work earlier this month, a five-song EP called The Lighthouse (Gooey Music, 2011). Turpin will appear with his three-piece group Will and The Way, which includes Jason Fowler (guitar and vocals) and Scott Davidson (drums). The trio fuses pop and classic rock to create a dynamic sound Turpin describes as “mega sweet rock ‘n’ roll candy.”

Turpin’s other band, Collective Soul, has released eight studio albums, one live album, one greatest hits compilation, one EP, 27 singles and 19 music videos. Their hook-laden guitar anthems and powerfully melodic songs propelled them to international stardom, multi-platinum status (12 million and counting) and were the soundtrack for millions of lives.

The Lighthouse features collaborations with former Collective Soul drummer Ryan Hoyle as well as current band mates Ed Roland (who co-wrote two of the songs), guitarist Joel Kosche, and musician Peter Stroud (electric and 12-string guitar). Turpin sings as well as plays piano, bass, acoustic guitar and drums. Songs include “60 Seconds”, “Sailor”, “My Star”, “Her Name” and “Sanity.”

The Lighthouse is available for download on and in disc form through For more information, visit
For more information about the Halloween Rock Review, call the French Market at 770-914-9312 or visit

What: Halloween Rock Review featuring Will Turpin
Where: The French Market, 3840 Highway 42, Locust Grove
When: Saturday, Oct. 29, 9 p.m. to midnight
Cost: $15
Information: 770-914-9312 or

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