Once upon a time there was a young man named Adam. He discovered the piano first, then the guitar, soon becoming proficient on both. One day, he came across a hot young drummer named Brian Mickle (also known throughout the land as The Metronome and The Great What-If?) at a party. The two jammed together and soon decided to put together a band, with numerous musicians coming and going. No one seemed interested in making the commitment. They needed a permanent bassist and a singer. BAD.
They found both in Tom Smith through an ad he placed on Craigslist. Tom had played in several bands and his last group had broken up on a Thursday night when the lead singer and the drummer announced they were both quitting. Tom was very receptive about the group's breakup and was eager to try something new, something a little more streamlined in terms of lineup and more rocking, more bluesier, and with more creative freedom than he had had in his previous bands. Three days later (a Sunday), he placed the aforementioned ad that Devol responded to not even thirty minutes after the ad was posted. The two got together and jammed and Adam invited Tom to jam and meet with Brian on the following Tuesday night. After a five-minute bluesy jam, Tom donned his trademark skull cap and dark glasses and remarked, "Sounds like a band to me."
First the band had to go through some chopping and changing. After three unsuccessful attempts at trying to incorporate a fourth member (a lead singer, followed by an acoustic guitarist/vocalist, and then a second electric guitarist), the band decided to try their luck as a trio, with Tom and Adam doing the singing. It would prove to be the right move, though Brian was bit skeptical at first. Brian also gave the band its name, a reference to Tom's night driving skills from his limited night vision due to diabetes (it should also be mentioned that Tom drives the band home after gigs, because he is also a recovering addict and the only one who's sober afterwards). The band had flirted with such names as The Wingmen, Bonedaddy, Agent 99, Phil & The Blanks (the band's lead singer at the time was named Phillip), and Smith Devol Mickle, but 20 Point Turn was the winner by unanimous proxy.
The band, to date, has released two albums (their self-titled debut in 2011 and the latest, "Dirt Floor Party", in 2012) and has played all over the Upstate of South Carolina, with their home turf of Anderson being a favorite because they have good crowds most of the time.The band continues to grow in terms of popularity and musical ability. Check 'em out if you get the chance..._