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First Look: Ken Turner & Valor III

January 03, 2012 By: Aaron Category: First Look, Ken Turner & Valor III, SG Artists, SG Industry News, SG Music, Youtube

Near the end of 2011, it was announced that Valor III would be making the transition to a quartet with the addition of former Palmetto State Quartet/Dixie Echoes/Blackwood Brothers bass singer, Ken Turner. This is the first group that Turner has sung in for a number of years, so I was particularly thrilled to have the opportunity to hear one of my personal favorite bass singers again.

I’ll let some of the videos taken at their debut concert a few weeks back speak for themselves as to how good Turner still is. I’ll only use a couple of them, but you can watch all the videos that were posted here. Here’s the first song of the concert:


I’ve always felt that Turner was underrated, due in part, perhaps, to his goofy stage demeanor! But the range that Turner┬ápossesses, both back in his day and now, is incredible. This is displayed with “Lonesome Road,” complete with some of his more comedic side:


Here he is in a more serious setting with “How Big Is God:”


Finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t include something that featured the vocals out front. That happens with the A Capella classic, “Sweet Sweet Spirit:”