WATCH: Nephew of Tina Turner to perform in Red Deer

Troy Turner performs at The Kossing on Feb.23

Blues, Jazz and Rock and Roll fans will have a chance to catch Troy Turner ‘Guitar Burner’ at The Krossing in Red Deer Feb. 23.

The blues man, nephew to Tina and Ike Turner, is the real deal from southern Louisiana, but he’s no stranger to Alberta having played in Edmonton, Calgary and Drumheller.

In October, Turner performed at The Krossing in Red Deer and he hopes the show and the sound would be bigger and better this time given he’s added a keyboard player making Troy Turner a four piece band.

Turner studied at Berklee in Chicago but his true teachers were his friends, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Edgar Winter, Buddy Guy, BB King, the Rafel family, his Uncle Ike Turner among others.

The 50-year-old was raised by his grandparents after his father died in an accident and his mother was institutionalized when he was three.

His grandparents stopped him from playing music when he first started at the age of five.

Turner still remembers at 14 when he was playing at a club, his grandmother, Edna Mae, marched in with a broomstick to escort the teen out.

His grandfather, Henry Mae, used to turn off the electricity in their home to keep him from playing.

But that didn’t stop Turner from following his heart.

“I actually moved out at 15 and I carried on and I’ve been on my own ever since,” he said.

Turner has played in many festivals all over the world including many consecutive years in the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

In his teen years, he was a big fan of Prince and dressed like the “Purple One” in high school.

He has recorded four studio albums: Who Lotta Blues, Blues On My Back, Handfull of Acres and Teenage Blues in Baton Rouge.

Tickets for the 9 p.m. show are available at The Krossing.

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