The Turnips began with Andy Kirby and Joe Artibee in 2009. The multi-talented members of The Turnips have been busy playing and recording with prominent members of the Michigan Folk Scene, including: Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, Rachel Davis Band, Jen Sygit, Steppin’ In It, and Breathe Owl Breathe (among many others), and have emerged to cultivate a great new sound. Bringing an eclectic, roots-based blend of Rock, Blues, Funk, Folk, Americana and more, the Turnips have had no trouble bringing inspiration and energy to any audience. Since the release their first full-length studio album in 2012, Kirby and Artibee have incorporated new members and now have a completely changed backing band that is taking this group to new, exciting levels. Their 2nd full-length album, co- produced by Seth Bernard and Joe Hettinga, is set to be released in early 2017.
“From folk ballads, to alt-rock, Americana-driven tunes and blues-rock burners, The Turnips leave no stone left unturned. This album is a genre-jumping journey across a rich musical landscape as thick as the White Pine forests of Western Michigan. There is instrumental prowess, lyrical inventiveness, and extreme attention to detail. It’s explorative yet tasteful, unique yet highly accessible, and nothing short of a powerful debut album from a band with enough potential to blow the roof clear off the entire Midwest music scene.” -SoundFuse Magazine