Turkey Run in 1975 - Photo Courtesy of Linda Jiler-Adler
Turkey Run and all their sound equipment performing in 1975 at Skinner's Butte Park in Eugene, Oregon.  The band was performing on top of the old bear cages
Turkey Run
Eugene, Oregon
1973 - 1976

Members
 

Robert Adler ~  Drums, Standup Bass
Tony Dal Molin ~ Guitar, Pedal Steel, Vocals
Paul Friedlander ~ Bass, Banjo, Vocals
Gary Robinson ~ Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
 

TURKEY RUN - started out as bluegrass/country-rock band initially.  In fact, Robert played stand up bass and there was no drummer.   Turkey Run, in order to compete with their rivals, Wheatfield, decided to go "electric" at the Bluegrass Festival which resulted in them being banned!  Turkey Run became known for having the mini "wall of sound" which they built directly from the Grateful Dead's system with their blessing.  They even used the sound system themselves a couple times when in the area.

Turkey Run was the first band to go "electric" at the Oregon Country Fair (initially known as the Renaissance Fair), which they did without prior permission from the event.  It was not well received by the powers that be at the time.

Turkey Run was banned from the Bluegrass Festival because they didn't stick to the traditional bluegrass genre in their choices of songs for their set list!

Turkey Run performed with Country Joe McDonald, Holy Modal Rounders & I can't remember who else right now.  Rini Ross personally confirmed to me a couple years ago that Turkey Run was SEAFOOD MAMAS mentor in the early years - pre-QUARTERFLASH.


Turkey Run playing at the WOW Hall in Eugene - Spring, 1974
Turkey Run playing at the WOW Hall in Eugene - Spring, 1974

Turkey Run playing Bluegrass at the Talisman Faire in Oakridge - June, 1974 - Photo Courtesy of Robert Adler
Turkey Run playing Bluegrass at the Talisman Faire in Oakridge - June, 1974 - Photo Courtesy of Robert Adler


Turkey Run - Cascade Club, Springfield, OR, December 1974 - Photo Courtesy of Linda Jiler-Adler


Wheatfield, Holy Modal Rounders & Turkey Run
Eugene, Oregon - Memorial Day - 1975





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Last Update:  28 March 2013
Credits: Bob Alder, Linda Jiler-Adler

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