To listen to and talk with Benny Turner is to be in the presence of living blues history. The brother of the late Texas blues guitar legend Freddie King, Turner's musical career intersected with King's and developed its own trajectory as well. The bassist, guitarist, singer and songwriter, who will turn 78 in October, has just released a new album, "My Brother's Blues", and a book, "Survivor: The Benny Turner Story", which he co-wrote with Bill Dahl. Entertaining, engaging, and deeply affecting in turns, it is a touching chronicle of the joyous highs and devastating lows of his remarkable life and times.
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