The Turnips are Ernie Tokay, Sarah Napolitan and Gene Smith. Gene and Ernie have been playing music together since their teen years and now are joined by Sarah Napolitan and Friends. The band just finished a banner 2011 with appearances from The Mermaid Inn, a roaring standing ovation at an XFS house concert, to the Philly Folk Festival. Other stops this year included WXPN, the World Cafe Live, Stir Fry Music Festival, Frecon's PickFest, Camp Hill Hootenanny, Xfest 2011, Who Hill, Triumph Brewery, and other venues. The 2010 CD The Turnips continues to please with its rich production that included mixing by Phil Nicolo at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. The Turnips are now working on their next record tentatively named Turnips II.
For live performances, The Turnips can turn out a three piece unit with lavish vocals or add bass, rhythm guitar, percussion, cello, fiddle, and a host of instruments by the awesome players that come through Little Spiders Have Big Dreams recording studio.