Turnpike Troubadours Return To Southern California To Rock Palomino Fest REVIEW+PHOTOS: Turnpike Troubadours at Palomino Fest 7/9/22
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… At some point during my musical journey through country music, Turnpike Troubadours’ 2012 album Goodbye Normal Street found its way onto my shelf of compact discs. It’s funny… when I saw that Turnpike Troubadours were performing at Palomino Fest, I had to go to my garage and check my collection to remind myself that I had actually purchased that album close to a decade ago.
Although I haven’t kept up with their repertoire since that 2012 album, I found myself thoroughly enjoying their performance on the Lefty Stage at Palomino Festival. I only recognized two songs from their set (“Good Lord Lorrie” and “Gin, Smoke, Lie”, both of which are on Goodbye Normal Street) but it’s easy to get down with a band when they are all having a rocking good time up on stage.
Apparently, Turnpike Troubadours took a break starting in 2019 to allow for the band’s frontman and head songwriter, Evan Felker, to get sober. With 3 years of sobriety under his belt, and with the band reuniting this year to perform and share their music live again, the crowd at Palomino, which was noticeably packed during their performance, were ravenous for some of that Turnpike Troubadours rambunctiousness, and they were rewarded in spades. All of the joy that the band had while performing, spread out into the crowd and made for one hell of a joyous, and triumphant, occasion…”