Land Of The Living
Au Revoir

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Turner Cody

Turner Cody looks like a ramblin’ man who we caught relaxing for a few hours, sitting on a leather couch with his wife at the venue in late afternoon. His three-piece suit fits, the dark green hat conceals his red hair and one of his father’s striped ties is firmly knot around his neck – it is hard to imagine him wearing something else. The 1980-born songwriter moved to New York at the age of 18 and played his first songs in the legendary Sidewalk-Café which became the hub of the Anti-Folk movement at the end of the 1990s. Cody began self-releasing an impressive amount of LPs within the following years and sold them only at shows. As if releasing – at least – an album a year weren’t enough to do he penned a book of poetry called “The Return of the High Priestess and other Poems” available via mail order from Turner himself. His restlessness – he also hosts a weekly radio show at now – obviously translates into his music which mixes traditional folk roots with swinging country arrangements, catchy melodies and Turner’s Dylanesque voice. Even while performing, there seems to be something else going on in his head. Towards the end of singing “Land of the Living”, a mysterious grin appears across his face, and as he performs “Au Revoir” he wobblingly dances down the street.

  • Posted: October 27, 2008
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Simon Brugner