The Page Turners were an Austin, Texas based roots music duo that blended bluegrass, old-time, and classic country music. Jake Howard (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Carolyn Kendrick (fiddle, guitar, vocals) met while studying at the Berklee College of Music. After organizing the Page Turners, they moved from Boston to Austin, Texas in October of 2017.
The band’s name came from Howard and Kendrick’s shared love of reading. Both wrote songs for the band, and Kendrick stated in an interview with The Partae that many of the songs she writes are based loosely on books she has read. According to the interview, she is especially inspired by western novels.
The band won FreshGrass Festival’s Best Duo Award in 2016. In 2017, they released a self-titled debut CD of their original songs.
To hear some of their music and watch their music videos, visit their YouTube page here.
Carolyn Kendrick is now pursuing solo music and in 2020 released her debut EP titled Tear Things Apart. She has her own YouTube channel here. Kendrick also teaches private fiddle lessons and at fiddle camps around the United States.
Jake Howard now plays mandolin for the Hen House Prowlers and West Bound Situation.
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