Tunrpike Troubadours go a "Long Way"
Thursday, September 7, 2017
– The Turnpike Troubadours will release "A Long Way From Your Heart" on Oct. 20.
The Oklahoma band's disc was produced/engineered by Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers, The Lumineers).
This is the band's fifth album and first since its self-titled release from September 2015.
The band consists of RC Edwards, Kyle Nix, Ryan Engelman Evan Felker and Gabriel Pearson.
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