Q&A w/ Justin Turner of Stellar Winds

Hometown and current homebase

Wheeling, WV / Ohio Valley USA

Either make up a new word for your genre, or give us 5 words to describe your sound

Coward Rock


Justin Turner (vocals/guitar), David Buckingham (bass), Travis Hoard(drums/eguitar), Steve Neal(piano), Tim Theenchanter(percussion)

What are you listening to now? What would you have been listening to when you were 15?

Alternative (Radiohead) / Jazz (Herbie Hancock) / 80s (Mr Fancy Pants)

What are you promoting/what are you working on now?

Stellar Winds is on year two of an album. There is no release date yet, but we will be announcing a release sometime this fall.

How do you write a song?

A song comes in a variety of ways. Sometimes it’s a cool “riff” followed by music inspired lyrics. Other times, it can be a poem you just want to convert into a song. I have the most fun when I am able to write music with others.

What song do you wish you wrote? (Assuming money and credit are NOT factors. Only you would know you wrote the song, and your only compensation would the knowledge that you put it out for the world to enjoy)

Moondance – Van Morrison

If there was one place in the area you could play a show, where would it be?

Wheeling Capital Theatre (w/ the Wheeling Symphony)

Are you "there" yet? (Interpret this in any way you see fit, but I really refers to your own assessment of your progress as a musician, songwriter, or band)

My glass is half full, but I keep drinking from it. If my glass is ever full, dump it in my grave.