Joseph James Turner
Lead & Background Vocals

The essence of soul. That is Joe Turner. His experienced, distinctive vocals tie Roots101 back to its roots in Soul & R&B music. A seasoned veteran, with experience ranging from shared billing with Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations and The Jackson 5, to receiving dramatic recognition for his theatrical portrayal of Oedipus Rex— Joe Turner is the consummate performer.

A draftsman by trade, Joe's been in love with music for as long as he can remember. He grew up with his ear glued to the radio, and in his youth, founded his own musical group, Platinum. From the 'old skool', Joe's soulful lyrical stylings bring to Roots101 a sound that both takes you back and propels you forward all the while.