In Photos: Turkuaz, Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew bring the funk with Talking Heads set at GLA

Despite the rain, fans still enjoyed over an hour of music from Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, who took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)

WILMINGTON — Thursday night, as the rains moved in and thunder and lightning delayed the Turkuaz concert at Greenfield Lake, fans remained patient to hear the nine-piece funk band play through tracks of Talking Heads’ “Remain in Light” — the seminal 1980’s album produced by Brian Eno.

The album explored world rhythms, electronic and funk loops that have been praised by critics for its innovation. It peaked at 19 on the U.S. Billboard 200, with “Once in a Lifetime” charting as one of the most influential songs to shape rock according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Upon its 40th anniversary last year, Brooklyn funk band Turkuaz was set to hit the road with Talking Heads’ founding guitarist and keyboardist Jerry Harrison, as well as King Crimson guitarist and Talking Heads’ studio musician Adrian Belew. The pandemic sidetracked it until last month, when the band, Harrison and Belew opened a multiple-city tour at the Peach Festival in Scranton, Pennsylvania. They made a pit stop at Wilmington’s Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on July 22, before heading to Virginia’s FloydFest to play two nights this weekend.


Because of the weather delay Thursday, local band Slick Mahoneys weren’t able to open the show. By the time staff unlocked the gates close to 8 p.m. and fans took their seats, Turkuaz, Harrison and Belew turned up the energy as they played through numerous “Remain in Light” tracks — “Once in a Lifetime” and “Crosseyed and Painless” included. They also played “Psycho Killer” from “Talking Heads: 77” and “Take Me to the River,” a 1974 hit written by Al Green and recorded by Talking Heads for 1978’s “More Songs About Buildings and Food.” 

Even as the rains continued into the show, it didn’t stop the fans from dancing and singing along, as captured by MoonFrog Media‘s Tom Dorgan. Click the photo below to open the gallery or scroll down.

Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew (above), took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison (above) and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew (above), took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison (above) and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew (above), took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Despite the rain, fans still enjoyed over an hour of music from Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)
Turkuaz, with Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew, took the stage at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Thursday night to play the 40th anniversary of the Talking Heads’ seminal 1980’s album “Remain in Light,” among other tracks. (Port City Daily/Photos by Tom Dorgan, MoonFrog Media)

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