They may call themselves Lost & Nameless, but all it takes is a few notes for listeners to recognize this foursome is anything but. With original compositions featuring complex, turn-on-a-dime arrangements and performing histories dating to childhood, the members of this Austin-based band are seasoned professionals who whip up an unforgettable sonic whirlwind wherever they play. On their new release, Empty Spaces (March 18, 2014), there’s a song title that sums up their contemporary folk-rock sound perfectly. It’s called “Little Tornado.” Filled with staccato rhythms and instrumental intrigue, it’s a charmer — just like the band that performs it.
“The latest feel-good collections of songs from this country-folk quartet might jolt you into a full-blown foot stomp.” — Austin Monthly
“Empty Spaces shows a promising start to the young musicians’ careers. Well received performances at Folk Alliance and South by Southwest, suggest that Empty Spaces is the start of something good.” — No Depression
“Right from the get-go you know this is going to be an interesting listen.” — Twangville.com
“Empty Spaces by Lost & Nameless is a little different from much of what is being released today and is an album worth exploring.” — Cashbox Music Review
“They play an interesting style of folk rock bordering on Pop and Americana. Interesting also describes their musical pairings - organ, fiddle, guitars, lap steel, mandolin, accordion, banjo, bass - basically you never know what you will get in any one song.” — MyJoog.com
Reed Turner’s wandering spirit has led him to live and travel all over the country, but it wasn’t until he returned home to Austin, TX that he found his true voice; one that is simple yet evocative, intimate but universal, and ultimately true.
People are taking notice - CMA’s official magazine named him one of their Top 20 “Who New to Watch in 2013”, and he followed that up by winning the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Competition.
On his newest album GHOSTS IN THE ATTIC, Turner lends his voice to songs that run the stylistic gamut, while staying grounded in the Americana roots he’s become known for. The “gorgeous new album” has received much critical acclaim, with one reviewer writing that Turner has “Americana poetry one might expect from the lyrics of The Avett Brothers, and an entrancing intimacy reminiscent of Jeff Buckley.”
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Ghosts In The Attic is eminently listenable, entertaining and totally engrossing to the point where you just want to play it over and over - Rant n’ Roll, Mike Greenblatt [full story]