Session Musician

Electric Guitar – Acoustic Guitar – Slide Guitar – Vocals
Lap Steel – Banjo – Bass – Keyboards – Drums

Recognized as a tasteful guitar player, singer, and multi-instrumentalist in numerous bands; playing throughout NYC, as well as touring. I’ve played with Artists such as Abrielle Scharff, Danielle Grubb and El Silver Cabs, as well as projects acting as the primary songwriter –  Mike Turnwall & the Burning Sun, and Moose Hut. I’ve also been hired several times by the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU for their Drama productions as a member of the Pit Ensemble. 

Need a track but can’t get the band together? I can lay down any tracks from my home studio and send files right to your producer.


Lead and Rhythm Guitars by Mike Turnwall

“Goodbye, Goodluck” from the last El Silver Cabs release, “David Foster Walrus”

Slide Guitar by Mike Turnwall

“Wouldn’t You Rather”, from the self-titled album by El Silver Cabs

Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Piano, Fender Rhodes, Bass and Vocals by Mike Turnwall

A track from the self-produced debut album, “Black Sky Valley” by Mike Turnwall & the Burning Sun

Acoustic and Electric Guitars by Mike Turnwall

“Reverie” from the debut album by Brian Kenney & the Tired Suburbs

For more releases, check out my full Session Musician playlist on SoundCloud.

Credits /

Kilometers – “Hear Thy Neighbor” (April 2021) – Additional Guitars on “Weed Song”

Mike Turnwall & the Burning Sun – “Sunset” (April 2020) – Songwriter, Guitars, Piano, Vocals

Mike Turnwall & the Burning Sun – “Black Sky Valley” (May 2019) – Songwriter, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Keyboards, Rhodes, Hammond B3 Organ, Banjo, Lap Steel, Drums, Bass, Percussion, Vocals

El Silver Cabs – “David Foster Walrus” (Dec 2018) – Guitars, Backing Vocals

El Silver Cabs – “El Silver Cabs” (June 2017) – Slide Guitar on “Wouldn’t You Rather”

El Silver Cabs – “Personal Frankenstein” (Dec 2016) – Guitars

Lo Jones – “It’s A Game” (Nov 2016) – Guitars

Moose Hut – “Morning Light EP” (April 2016) – All Guitars, Vocals

Lo Jones – “Go On” (Dec 2015) – Guitars

Moose Hut – “Moose Hut EP” (Aug 2015) – All Guitars, Vocals

Corry Loveday – “Dreamtalking EP” (June 2015) – Guitars

Brian Kenney & the Tired Suburbs – “Wide Awake In Tired Suburbs” (March 2015) – Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Banjo, Backing Vocals

Abrielle Scharff – “Eliot” (March 2015) – Slide Guitar

Pit Musician

NYU Tisch Drama, CabaretFeb 2020 (Acoustic Guitar, Banjo)

NYU Tisch Drama, WorkingNov 2018 (Acoustic and Electric Guitars)

NYU Tisch Drama, HairApril 2018 (Electric and Acoustic Guitars)

NYU Tisch Drama, Swing!  – Oct 2017 (Electric Guitar)

Music to your ears?

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