When Turner discusses his personal transformations, that blunt, true charm shines through again. "It always struck me as the most redundant accusation you could make to somebody who has been in a band and had some success: 'You've changed.' Yeah, obviously. What the fuck are you talking about? I've done 1300 shows in the last six years — of course I've changed. If you did all of that and didn't change, you'd be a machine or indeed a deeply unobservant, unintelligent person. I'm actually trying to change as I go along, and I think people who aren't are weird."

FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS + LARRY AND HIS FLASK + JENNY OWEN YOUNGS | Royale, 279 Tremont St, Boston | September 6 and 7 | All Ages | $20 | 617.338.7699

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