Some news: our good friend and fellow traveller Steve Kennedy has decided to step away from Turpin’s Trail, which he felt was causing him to take too much time away from his family.

This is an amicable parting and we remain good friends. Steve’s contribution to Crooked Wood and Turpin’s Trail has been immeasurable, and he will be sorely missed, but the other four of us will be carrying on. However, whenever the wind whistles through the leaves, we’ll think, “Lowenstein, Lowenstein”.

Turpin's Trail is a Kingston, Ontario based quartet consisting of Brian Flynn, Jon McLurg, Chris Murphy and Noah St. Amand.

With a closet-full of over a dozen instruments and a wealth of great original & traditional songs and tunes, Turpin's Trail brings together four veterans of Kingston's music scene. Individually and as a band the members of Turpin's Trail have shared the stage with the likes of David Francey, Sarah Harmer, Ron Hynes, J.P. Cormier, Fred Eaglesmith, Leahy, and the Masterless Men. Turpin's Trail has played such great venues as the Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque and Kingston's K-Rock Centre, and embarked on multiple tours of Atlantic Canada as far east as Newfoundland. In 2017 they were the headline act at the Brimstone Head Folk Festival in beautiful Fogo, NL.

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Upcoming Performances

  • Thursday September 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm — The Standeasy (RCHA Club) in Kingston, ON - Chris Murphy solo
  • Friday September 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm — The Waring House in Prince Edward, ON

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