Turtle Island Music Updates

Join the email list!

You Tube

Saskatoon’s Turtle Island Music can add one more accolade to the studio’s list of accomplishments.One Earth World Fusion Music, the new record produced by Kelly Parker and Turtle Island Music, earned the award for Record of the Year at the 19th annual Native American Music Awards. ” - Matt Olson

Saskatoon Start Phoenix

Kelly Parker Nominated For Native American Music Awards 2019Click For Link” - Matt Olson

Saskatoon Star Phoenix

 MUSIC FROM TURTLE ISLAND: SONGS FOR FREEDOM Turtle Island Music ★★★★Here’s another round of songs — a compilation package — from the stable of singer/songwriter/ musicians at Turtle Island Music in Saskatoon. And it’s a rich and diverse 11 songs.There are two songs about the soul, opener Scars of the Soul, by Denise Lanceley, an emotive ballad-type tune about the scars left by a bad relationship. Then there’s Elvis Ballantyne’s country-gospel number If I Give My Soul, in which he tries to figure the odds of making his peace with Jesus.Greg Edmunds’ Neechee Girl contrasts easygoing vocals about a traditional woman who is everything to the singer and some great spiky lead guitar fills. Indeed, great guitar works helps make this album sail, from the nice lead lines on Jay Ross’s almost grungy Inside of Me, to the slide guitar on the fifties country sound of Ray Villebrun’s Yesterday, to the lead guitar breaks on Wake Up Red’s folk rock connection to the spiritual number Out of the Blue.Phil Boyer goes for a Metis jig feel on Dance Dance, watching his grandkids do just that, Garrison Parker turns to the alt-folk channel on his My Mistakes, and Becky Thomas wishes for the Eyes of a Child so she can see the purpose in God’s plan. A startling range of songs and superb musicianship.” - Bill Robertson

Saskatoon Star Pheonix

Corn Michel and Darrell" Boots" McCallum combine there fiddling talent” - Andrea Stang

— Prince Albert Daily Hearld

Kelly Parker and son Garrison Garner Awards” - Darlene Polachie

— The Saskatoon Sun