​Earl Turner’s Box of 45s

A favorite last season, Earl Turner’s Box of 45s is back again for another night of ‘70s rhythm and blues. Hailed as Sin City’s “Male Vocalist of the Year,” Earl Turner is a natural on the stage, performing some of the greatest R&B hits of all time from artists like the O’Jays and The Temptations. A member of the New Orleans Music Hall of Fame, Earl Turner brings a touch of class to every show and his performance at The Lyric Theatre this March is no exception.

Earl Turner made his performing debut at the tender age of 13 and never looked back. Initially working as a back-up musician, Turner got his start traveling around the United States with a variety of show bands. By the 1980s, Earl Turner had established a name for himself as a solo recording artist with the release of his top 40 dance hit “Love Caught You by Surprise.” Turner has performed in dozens of major hotel casinos across the United States, including Caesars Palace, The Paris Hotel and Casino, and The Hilton Atlantic City. As a celebration of his contribution to the entertainment industry, Harrah’s New Orleans dedicated the former Mansion Ballroom to Turner, renaming the space “The Earl Turner Theatre.”

Over his music career, Earl Turner has performed with a number of major artists, including Gladys Knight, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, and Lou Rawls. Aside from being named “Male Vocalist of the Year” by the Las Vegas Review Journal, Turner was declared one of the “People to Watch” by New Orleans’ Magazine. The multi-talented musician also dedicates a significant portion of his time to supporting charities, such as The Special Olympics and The Blood Center of Louisiana. Most recently, Turner has begun working on a brand new album which he plans to release later this year.