introducing turning ground
Turning Ground is based in Salyersville, Kentucky, rooted deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Their style of bluegrass and bluegrass gospel is original and built around five people that simply love the music! They borrow from the traditional sounds of yesterday and blend it with the contemporary sounds of today's bluegrass to deliver a solid drive to their music. Turning Ground is one of the most talented new, energetic bands to surface onto the bluegrass scene in years.
what people are saying...
“By blending the strong lead vocals of Nathan Arnett with the steady harmonies provided by Ralph Adams, Turning Ground has developed a sound that combines both traditional bluegrass and classic country. While Turning Ground provides audiences with familiar standards in both genres, it is when the group goes to Arnett's arsenal of original tunes that the band stands out. ”
— Rita Small - Host of Bluegrass in the Valley radio show
“Turning Ground is going to make noise in the music industry. Nathan Arnett is a strong and unique front man that writes a lot of the bands music. Mix that with the bands' high energy and stellar harmonies, you have something special. A must see on the bluegrass circuit!”
— Sam Karr, SamJam Promotions
"It smolders like a coal bank fire, holding a power that could be unleashed at any time, but is insinuated and cuts loose to inundate the listener. True power is showing it, but not spending it. This band has that power. They are modern mountain soul. They are taking up the mantle of those fine mountain bluegrass bands that have gone on before them. If you like your bluegrass to be rich in that mountain sound, look no further. This band has it by the coal truck load."
"Eastern Kentucky is a place of pressure. Geologically and sociologically, the region is known for the power that comes from that pressure that makes for coal and great music. These fellows sure bring that power to their music. This a young band with a truckload of promise. We should be hearing much more from them as they continue on their musical journey."
Bluegrass Unlimited Reviews
TURNING GROUND, CELL OF MINE