Otha Turner was born in 1907 to Hollis and Betty Turner, both sharecroppers, in Jackson County, Mississippi - the rest is the stuff of legends...

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Music Samples
  From Otha's 1997 CD release, "For the Time Beyond!"  
  "Shimmy She Wobble"  
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  "Station Blues"  
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  "Glory, Glory"  
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He has been featured on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NPR’s “All Things Considered”; in The New York Times, The Oxford American, Blues Access, Living Blues; Billboard Magazine; and the French magazine “Vibrations.”

His first CD release – at the tender age of 90 – “Everybody’s Hollerin’ Goat” on Birdman records was recently named one of the top five blues albums of the decade by Rolling Stone magazine.

Find out more about Otha Turner by reading the partial biography included here.

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Don't miss the biggest birthday bash of the year - a truly unique event - Bill and Otha's Birthday Party, one of Nashville's most original patrons co-hosts a day to remember with Otha Turner.

Photo Credit: Dick Waterman