After more than two years, Turnpike Troubadours are back together. After first dropping hints that their hiatus was coming to a close last week by posting a “Coming Soon” graphic on the band’s website. and wiping their Instagram clean, on Monday morning the band posted a photo of all six members reunited and together once again, snapped by renown music photographer David McClister.
The band includes drummer Gabriel Pearson, guitarist Ryan Engleman, steel guitar and accordion player Hank Early, fiddle player Kyle Nix, bassist RC Edwards, and frontman/singer/songwriter Evan Felker, whose battles with alcohol were the primary reason for dissolving of the band in 2019 after numerous cancelled shows. Felker has since gotten sober and has a young daughter after reuniting with his wife, Staci.