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Incognito pick of the week: Turchi

Available for sale on 12 March

Available for sale on 12 March

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!

Related:

Schwindy’s indie music spotlight: Turchi (Examiner)

Interview with Cody Dickinson of Hill Country Revue (Examiner)

 

Blue Monday: Honkeyfinger

Wow!

When you listen to as much music as I do, you can often tell within seconds if you are going to like an artist or song. Within seconds of hearing Honkeyfinger, I was not only sold, but I was also saying, “Great googily moogily!” Here is a one-man band (score one for him there) that holds his guitar on his lap and plays a mean slide (score another one) while keeping the beat on a drum with his foot. And this guy doesn’t just play the slide guitar. He plays that thing like it’s on fire. Oh, and he does it all with a whiskey-soaked growl of a voice that brings Blaine Cartwright (Nashville Pussy¬†) to mind. Holy cow! Is there anything to dislike about this guy? Not from my perspective. As a matter of fact, I’m tempted to add this guy’s entire catalog to my collection right now. After seeing what this guy can do, I hope you’re tempted to do the same.