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Turnpike Troubadour Songs
On The Acoustic

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Welcome to my Turnpike Troubadour songs page where you'll find a few songs from the group you can easily learn on the acoustic guitar.

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Turnpike Troubadour Songs
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1. A Tornado Warning

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A Tornado Warning is one of three songs on this page by The Turnpike Troubadours and is a track from their fifth studio album "A Long Way From Your Heart," released in 2017. The song was written by the band's lead vocalist and guitarist Evan Felker.

The lyrics of "A Tornado Warning" depict the experience of seeking shelter from a tornado with a loved one. The song portrays the chaos and uncertainty of a dangerous situation and the sense of relief that comes from finding safety. The emotional depth of the song is enhanced by the band's signature blend of traditional country, folk, and roots rock influences.

"A Tornado Warning" received critical acclaim for its powerful storytelling and evocative imagery. The song showcases the band's ability to craft memorable, emotionally charged songs that resonate with listeners. Overall, "A Tornado Warning" is a standout track from the Turnpike Troubadours' discography and a testament to their songwriting and musical talents.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: a little in the rhythm
  • Chords: Am, C, G, F, Em
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2. Diamonds And Gasoline

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Diamonds and Gasoline comes from The Turnpike Troubadours debut album of the same name, released in 2010. The song was written by the band's lead vocalist and guitarist Evan Felker.

The lyrics of "Diamonds and Gasoline" reflect on the difficulties of life on the road as a musician and the sacrifices that come with pursuing a dream. The song's title refers to the two main commodities that are essential to life on tour - fuel for the van and money to keep going. The band's raw and authentic sound, blending traditional country, folk, and roots rock influences, helps convey the gritty reality of the touring life.

"Diamonds and Gasoline" has become one of the Turnpike Troubadours' most popular songs and a fan favorite. Its catchy melody and memorable lyrics have helped make it a staple of the band's live shows. The song's enduring popularity is a testament to the band's songwriting and musical talents and their ability to connect with audiences through their music.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, G6, Am, Am/G, F
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3. Every Girl

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Every Girl a a track by The Turnpike Troubadours on their 2010 album "Diamonds & Gasoline."

"Every Girl" is a mid-tempo country ballad that showcases the band's signature blend of traditional country, folk, and roots rock influences. The song's lyrics describe the beauty and uniqueness of every girl, emphasizing that each one has her own personality and style. The heartfelt and romantic nature of the song, coupled with the band's soulful vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship, have made it a fan favorite.

Overall, "Every Girl" is a standout track from the Turnpike Troubadours' discography and a testament to their songwriting and musical talents.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = G, C, Em
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4. Something To Hold On To

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Something to Hold On To hails from The Turnpike Troubadours fifth studio album "A Long Way From Your Heart," released in 2017. The song was written by the band's lead vocalist and guitarist Evan Felker.

The lyrics of "Something to Hold On To" describe the desire for a lasting relationship that provides stability and comfort through life's ups and downs. The song's title serves as a metaphor for the need for something tangible to ground oneself in the face of uncertainty. The band's distinct blend of traditional country, folk, and roots rock influences adds depth and emotional weight to the song's message.

"Something to Hold On To" received critical acclaim for its honest and relatable lyrics and the band's skilled musicianship. The song's catchy melody and soaring vocal harmonies have made it a fan favorite and a staple of the Turnpike Troubadours' live shows. Overall, "Something to Hold On To" is a standout track from the band's discography and a testament to their songwriting and musical talents.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 3rd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat 
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: A, G, D
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5. The Hard Way

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The Hard Way is another song featured on the bands fifth studio album "A Long Way From Your Heart," released in 2017. The song was written by the band's lead vocalist and guitarist Evan Felker.

The lyrics of "The Hard Way" reflect on the challenges and struggles of life, emphasizing the importance of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity. The song's title refers to the idea that the most valuable lessons in life are often learned through difficult experiences. The band's signature blend of traditional country, folk, and roots rock influences lends an emotional depth and authenticity to the song's message.

"The Hard Way" has been praised for its poignant and relatable lyrics, as well as the band's skilled musicianship and soaring vocal harmonies. The song's raw and honest portrayal of the human experience has resonated with audiences and made it a fan favorite. Overall, "The Hard Way" is a standout track from the Turnpike Troubadours' discography and a testament to their songwriting and musical talents.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No 
  • Rhythm: root down up root up down up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, D, Em, C
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