Loyal reader, if you’ve read this blog with any frequency, you know that I have a particular affinity for the slide guitar and for greasy-sounding blues. So imagine my delight when I see an album (and a live album at that) featuring both of those aforementioned things. And I’ll tell you something about Reed Turchi. This guy knows how to play slide guitar. I’m not saying I’d say my soul to be able to play slide guitar like him, but neither am I saying I wouldn’t consider it.
The first comparison that jumps into my mind when I hear Turchi is Hill Country Revue. Both bands have a lowdown blues sound and both bands know how to get you to move your backside. And you get good examples of both in just the first three songs of this album. For lowdown tones, check out the guitar in “Junior’s Boogie.” Tones don’t get much more lowdown than this one. That song is followed by “Do for You” and if this tune doesn’t get you swinging your rear end, I’m not sure what will. Luckily, there are other opportunities on the album to get your boogie on. “Write Me a Few Lines” and “Shake ‘Em on Down” are good tunes to get you moving too.
I’ll make this real simple. If you like slide guitar, you are going to love Turchi. Live in Lafayette is available for pre-order now and will be available for sale on 12 March. Get you some!
Schwindy’s indie music spotlight: Turchi (Examiner)