Blackberry Smoke's Richard Turner: “I love loopers, delays, envelope filters, but I’ve never taken them on tour. I don’t want to dilute anything when I play live“

Richard Turner
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With Atlanta-based rock quintet Blackberry Smoke returning with a new album, You Hear Georgia, we jumped on the phone with bassist Richard Turner to ask him the the thinking behind the big tones.

Did you get the new album recorded before lockdown, Richard? 

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