I think it’s finally happening. After more than two years, Turnpike Troubadours are back together. At the very least, they took a new photo together and everyone is there including Even Felker. They haven’t released any information as of yet, but it looks like the stars are finally aligned. New music could be on the horizon.
Last week, Turnpike Troubadours set the internet ablaze when they changed their website. The “good country music” side of Twitter was flooded with hope. Their website changed to a logo and the words “coming soon” and they scrubbed their Instagram page. Today, the website is the same, but their Instagram is active again. Check out the post below. Be sure to take deep breaths.
Damn, it’s good to see these guys together again. And they look nearly as happy about the reunion as we are. Y’all, 2022 has the potential to be one hell of a year for country music.
Turnpike Troubadours Fans Can Finally Get Excited
When the changes came last week, we tried (and failed) to keep our expectations low. After all, it could have just been site maintenance or they could have been adding merch to the store. As for scrubbing the Instagram, that could have meant any number of things. However, after this post, I think it’s safe for us to truly get excited.
Like most Turnpike Troubadours fans, the Outsider team has been waiting with bated breath for their return. We started getting excited earlier this year when we learned that Evan Felker was sober and writing music again. Then, he played a couple of benefit shows. We quietly hoped that Felker was shaking off the rust that gathered over the past two years in preparation for a TT reunion.
Evan Felker was the principal songwriter for the band’s five albums (yes, we’re counting Bossier City. Don’t you?) and will most likely continue in that role. However, he is living a different life now. It will be interesting to see how his new perspective on life comes through in his lyrics.
Many of their songs had incredibly relatable themes. So, we can expect that to continue. However, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to hear some lyrics about the struggles of addiction and gaining a new life through recovery. Personally, I’m here for whatever they decide to release.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on the band in the coming months. As soon as more details arise, we’ll share them with you. Until then, join us in cranking up a little more Turnpike than usual and waiting impatiently for some new music from one of Oklahoma’s greatest exports.
Until then, we’d like to say to the Troubadours, “You’ve been a long time gone. It’s good to see you, my old friend.”