July 19, 2012 - PRLog -- Martin Turner, founding original member of Wishbone Ash, has published his highly anticipated autobiography No Easy Road.
With millions of album sales and concert attendances worldwide, Wishbone Ash’s heritage as one of the most enduring and best loved British rock acts is assured.
Intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody, Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark forging a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music's best loved works and influence numerous successful bands.
The enduring music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new. Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and touched the hearts of several generations of music fans.
As lead vocalist and key creative force, Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums, with his passionate vocal delivery, songwriting ability, keen melodic sense and production values being a key ingredient in the definitive Wishbone Ash sound. He continues to perform as Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash.
Martin Turner publishes, for the first time, his personal memoirs in this autobiographical book No Easy Road – My Life and Times with Wishbone Ash, documenting the defining years of one of the UK’s best loved rock bands as well as his personal life journey. The story is told in unprecedented detail, leaving no stone unturned – the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!
No Easy Road is packed with anecdotes from both the road and the recording studio with Martin Turner’s candid style of storytelling making it a fly on the wall insight into the inner workings of an internationally successful rock band. No Easy Road also contains previously unpublished photos from Martin Turner’s personal collection, as well as quotes from many of his musical colleagues, making it the perfect companion to Wishbone Ash’s recorded legacy.
Speaking about the book, Martin Turner says “It has been a fascinating and highly emotional experience, charting my musical and personal journey. During the time spent compiling this book, I have been reminded of just how much ground was covered, both geographically and musically. The original members of Wishbone Ash shared a dream and turned our ambitions into reality, making a lot of people happy in the process.”
No Easy Road is available direct from Martin Turner’s official website and at forthcoming concert dates which coincide with the book’s publication. See www.wishboneash.co.uk for further details.
Martin Turner is managed by Martin Darvill at QEDG Management. QEDG also manages Asia (original members), Focus, Uriah Heep, Snakecharmer, Dave Kilminster (guitarist for Roger Waters), Curved Air, Murray Hockridge, and co-manages Emerson Lake and Palmer (with Stewart Young) and the anniversary reunion of UK (with Eddie Jobson).
Martin Turner will be making media appearances to promote the book and will be happy to talk about the writing of the book and share his memories from the road and studio. Martin Turner’s reputation as a candid raconteur is legendary, making this an opportunity not to be missed.
Interviews with Martin Turner may be arranged through Maria Lundy at QEDG Management. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org