Originally forming under the name of Honeyboy Turner and Cryin’ Heart in 1992, the lineup consisted of John “Honeyboy” Turner (vocals/ harmonica), Harvey Brindell (guitar), Mike Brindell (guitar), Gary Williams (drums), and Dave Wagner (bass). They brought Chicago-style blues to their hometown of Lincoln, NE. In 1995, -ismist Records captured their sound on their debut full-length, Preachin’ the Blues. These guys have played every major blues venue, current and past, in their part of the country. They’ve done, and continue to do, multiple gigs at The Zoo Bar in Lincoln, at Blues On Grand in Des Moines, at BBs Lawnside BBQ in Kansas City, Nightmoves in Kansas City, Uptown Grill in Rapid City, Getaway Inn and Pore Richards in Topeka, McKenna’s Blues, Booze & BBQ, Howard Street Tavern, and Downtown Blues, all in Omaha, The Harmony and The Crystal Tavern in Madison, and hundreds of smaller, lesser known clubs throughout the region. They are true bluesmen.
In addition to having played many major blues venues, these guys have also had the chance to play with many national blues artists. They’ve opened shows for or played on the same show as Magic Slim, Bernard Allison, Smokin’ Joe Kubik, Davina & The Vagabonds, The Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings, Mighty Joe Young, Jimmy Thackery, James Harman, John Hammond, Chubby Carrier, and Mike Zito. Honeyboy was also a featured artist on River City Folk, a nationally syndicated radio program out of Davenport, Iowa.