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Henry Turner, Jr.

Musician, vocalist, guitar player, composer, producer and promoter Henry Turner Jr. is an integral part of the Louisiana Music scene. He and his band, & Flavor, have toured extensively throughout the United States for the past thirty years. He is well known for creating an intricate and syncopated style of music that has been branded – Louisiana Reggae, Soul, Funk and Blues.

As lead singer for the band, his rich baritone voice adds warmth and depth to his touching and soulful ballads, as well as intense power for his upbeat dance songs. Turner’s guitar techniques incorporate blues, soul and funk styles, along with jazz chording to create mesmerizing and toe-tapping songs. As founder of Hit City Digital records he and the band have released sixteen singles and eight CD’s. Their songs have been featured in numerous compilation projects, independent feature films, commercials and top rated television shows.

Henry estimates that he has written over one hundred songs. With his quick wit and sharp mentality radio stations and live audiences gravitate toward his tongue-in-cheek and double entendre lyrics, as well as the unique twists he incorporates into his love songs.

For his company he takes the production helm, signing and producing Louisiana artists in the Hit City Digital records’ recording studio. The small, yet diverse roster focuses on local roots music such as Country, Reggae, Neo Soul, Blues and Pop. All the company’s releases are funneled through international digital distribution networks.

Four years ago, in 2012, Henry Turner Jr. came up with the Ultimate Louisiana Party concept. His intention was to introduce mass audiences to the culture of his home state of Louisiana.

On his annual tours these events, at select stops, feature local musicians, spoken word performers, artists and artisans. They also include ‘A Taste of Louisiana’ meal that includes catfish, corn bread, red beans and rice. They were an instant hit with audiences and are in the process of expanding into larger festival type celebrations.

Henry Turner Jr’s. Listening Room opened last year in Baton Rouge. The purpose of the venue is to introduce, encourage and support local and regional talent, as well as provide national touring acts an intimate and inviting place to perform. This too was an instant hit and the room is currently attracting musicians and performers from all over the country.

Additional accomplishments last year include being named an official Music Ambassador by the Louisiana Office of Tourism for his performance at the 53rd Annual Lions Club Watermelon Festival at Santa Anita Park in Southern California.

Turner believes that one of his missions is to introduce and mentor new talent into the ever changing music industry. As a show business veteran and entrepreneur his vision is and always will be to share the love he has for his home state of Louisiana, his hometown of Baton Rouge and to introduce the cultural diversity of his world into the world in general.