TURN TURN TURN
Meet the Band
Turn Turn Turn is a trio who bonded over their mutual love of close harmony 60s and 70s country, folk, and pop music and formed an original Americana band. To create their distinctive sound, the band “turns” to the distant past of early American recorded music, “turns” again to that renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s, and finally “turns” again to the present looking forward.
Members Adam Levy (guitar, vocals), Savannah Smith (guitar, vocals) and Barb Brynstad (bass, vocals) are all mainstays of the Minnesota music scene and together craft an infectious, pop-infused Americana.
Even though Turn Turn Turn was born as a cover band, the group's original material – sweetheart alt-country folk-pop – quickly stole the spotlight.
Turn Turn Turn’s Laurel Canyon meets 70's-Nashville-cosmic soul vibe is layered with three-part harmonies that stitch the band’s musical tapestry together. Brynstad, Smith, and Levy have distinct voices, and the combination – a “fourth voice” – is greater than the sum of its parts.
Savannah needs only thirty seconds to win you over. Her vocal prowess and mastery of transforming raw and gritty emotion into beautiful melodies separate her from the crowd.
She has worked with such acts as Trampled by Turtles, William Elliot Whitmore, and Laura Stevenson.
In 2019, Savannah released her debut full-length album, Leo. The follow-up to her EP, Leaving Eau Claire, was written in a house built by her great-grandfather and was recorded and produced by Brett Bullion (Low, Halloween Alaska, Bad Bad Hats).
When she's not making music, Savannah does leatherwork and owns/operates a vintage clothing store in Eau Claire called Seven Suns Vintage.
Adam is a veteran of the Minnesota rock scene, best known for leading up the alt-rock band The Honeydogs. As a prolific songwriter and producer, he has worked across many genres and performed worldwide. The Spanish Indiana Rock Label is releasing a recording from his recent tour of Spain with The Brass Buttons. In 2012, Adam lost his son Daniel to suicide. The tragedy left him creatively incapacitated, but gradually he started writing songs again. The result was his first solo outing, Naubinway. Grammy winner Joe Henry called the album “love in action — a courageous and generous offering, where ghosts abound, facing the quiet inevitable that forever walks with us. It’s a record with soul and deep compassion. It is a beautiful and remarkable piece of work.”
Besides writing, recording, and performing music, Adam is a social activist and educator, teaching high school students social studies and songwriting.
Barb is an in-demand musician with decades-long roots in the Twin Cities music community.
As a singer, bassist, and guitarist, she has performed with a variety of musicians, including Chastity Brown (folk/Americana), Tina Schlieske (pop/rock), Willie Wisely (pop/rock), and the late great Willie Murphy (blues/soul).
She has also performed with comedian Lizz Winstead (The Daily Show) and contributes her musical talents to various theater and dance projects. Barb actively enjoys playing all styles of music, including blues, funk, pop, rock, country, gospel, and jazz.
When she's not gigging, Barb works as head of marketing for a national chain of holistic primary care clinics, as well as managing her own marketing agency.