Reed Turchi

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TURCHI specializes in kudzu boogie, at the crossroads of American roots music, a blend between slide-guitar fuzz and rhythmic trances of the deep South, the remnants of a trainwreck between Mississippi Fred McDowell, Randy Newman, Jimi Hendrix, and RL Burnside. The band’s debut album “Road Ends in Water” (released March 2012 on Devil Down Records), featuring guest appearances by Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars, Black Crowes) was compared to the early work of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan in terms of songwriting, vocals, energy, and spirit, as well as with the White Stripes, Drive-By Truckers, and Black Keys.

Thirty-three states, eight months, and 50,000 miles later, TURCHI released their second album “Live in Lafayette” (recorded Nov. 2012 in Lafayette, LA) with featured guests John Troutman (The Mendoza Line/Little Band of Gold) on pedal steel and Brian Martin on Harmonica. Mixed at Ardent Studios (Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Bob Dylan, North Mississippi Allstars) and mastered by L. Nix Mastering (Stevie Ray Vaughan/Elvis/Beck), the album captures kudzu boogie in its finest form, and serves as a bridge between “Road Ends in Water” and the band’s upcoming July 2013 EP, “Any Other Way.”