Bay Area outfit Turks have been quiet since the release of their 2009 record Songs Of War And Crisis, with band members concentrating on a range of other projects. Guitarist Richard Marshall formed Winter Ox. Drummer Shannon Corr continued to thrive as a photographer and also joined bassist Matthew Solberg in MINOT after the latter saw the demise of From Monument To Masses. Singer Ryon Gesink flourished as an “artistic jack-of-all-trades” and freelance welder/fabricator, most recently releasing a series of custom, motorcycle-themed furniture called, appropriately, “Moto-Furniture”.
All of that is about to change this Friday August 24th, as the quartet is joining forces once again at The Hemlock, the site of their 2009 album release party for Songs Of War And Crisis, with Marshall’s other project Winter Ox and Oakland’s Hurry Up Shotgun handling the opening duties. The show announcement read in typical irreverent Turks fashion:
After a short stint as political prisoners in an undisclosed country, Oakland/San Francisco’s The Turks are being given amnesty for two Bay Area shows. Richard Marshall, Shannon Corr, Matthew Solberg and Ryon Gesinck