Turn Up From Episode 8 Debuts 1 August
Episode 8 Features Performances from Mike Wilton, Ralph McTell and Shawn Colvin
The Turn Up From Home concert series was launched by Turn Up For Recovery in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Each episode brings special musical performances from a wide variety of artists right to your computer, smartphone or television via TUFR's YouTube Channel! Episode 8 debuts Saturday 1 August at PDT 11:00am, EDT 2:00pm and BST 7:00pm. It features Mike Wilton - who's making his second Turn Up From Home appearance - along with UK folk legend Ralph McTell and Americana superstar, Shawn Colvin.
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ABOUT THE MUSICIANS IN TURN UP FROM HOME / EPISODE 8:
Mike Wilton: Best known as the guitarist and frontman of The Standard Lamps, Mike is now producing and performing his solo material at venues around the UK. With major support slots, supporting both The Who on their 2014 and 2017 UK tours, and The Bluetones on their 2015 and 2016 comeback tours, The Lamps built up a strong following around the UK; with audiences relishing their authentic take on classic 60s/70s British rock music, energetic performances and easy going demeanour on stage. Mike's first solo album, ‘Imaginary Friend’, which was released in May 2018. He is currently getting ready to record his second solo album, which he hopes to release next year. Learn more about Mike at https://mikewilton.weebly.com/
Ralph McTell - Singer, songwriter and acoustic guitar player Ralph McTell has been an influential figure on the UK music scene since the late 60s. He made his debut in 1968 with the album ‘Eight Frames a Second’ and in 1974 the release of ‘Streets of London’ earned him an Ivor Novello Award. The song 'Streets of London' has been covered by over two hundred artists around the world. He modelled his guitar playing on the style of US country blues guitar players of the early 20th century, including Blind Blake, Robert Johnson and Blind Willie McTell. It was these influences led a friend to suggest that he change his professional name to McTell as his career was beginning to take shape. In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Learn more about Ralph at https://www.ralphmctell.co.uk/
Shawn Colvin - Since the release of her debut album in 1989, Shawn Colvin has won three Grammy Awards, released twelve albums, written a critically acclaimed memoir, maintained a non-stop national and international touring schedule until the recent pandemic, appeared on countless television and radio programs, had her songs featured in major motion pictures and created a remarkable canon of work. Her most popular song undoubtedly is the 1997 Grammy Award-winner, "Sunny Came Home." In September 2019, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of her debut album, Steady On, Shawn released a special, newly-recorded all acoustic version of the landmark album. Learn more about Shawn at https://shawncolvin.com/
ABOUT TURN UP FOR RECOVERY
Turn up for Recovery is a charitable movement aiming to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackle the stigma of addiction and help make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The idea for Turn up for Recovery (TUFR) came to founder, Melia Clapton, while walking her dog. She wanted to tackle the stigma around addiction and alcoholism and raise awareness about the power of abstinence based recovery. It’s a topic very close to her heart, having supported family members throughout their recovery. Her vision is for an inclusive community of artists, music lovers and those affected by addiction coming together to have a good time, talk about recovery and raise money for others to get the help that they need. Melia announced the movement in September 2019 during Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, Texas. It has been gaining momentum ever since. The Turn Up From Home concert series is the organization's newest initiative.
Watch previous episodes of the Turn Up From Home concert series here.