Reed Turchi last appeared on Country Fried Rock with his self-titled band, Turchi. His solo release calls in several musician friends, and is even more influenced by his time with Ardent (where he recorded, as well) and Italian bluesman, Adriano Viterbini (who also plays on the album). Speaking in Shadows rocks, but Turchi recently recorded a special pared down version of a song, just for Country Fried Rock listeners. Enjoy “Pass Me Over” below.
Turchi’s new album, Can’t Bury Your Past, comes out this week on Devil Down Records. How Reed Turchi has time to write, record, and tour behind a record is a mystery of space and time. As label director for the recently revived Ardent Music (part of the larger Ardent Studios family), Turchi spends most of his time in support of the label’s artists, like The Greyhounds (Mofro band members’ separate project). For his namesake band, Turchi has a strict “No Rehearsal” policy, that launches their tours with epic four-and-a-half hour shows at their favorite beach-side dive bar — part performance, part practice in front of an audience. The three primary band members live hundreds of miles apart, so snippets of songs fly via email, and coalesce in scratch and run recording sessions. If you like North Mississippi blues and rock, Turchi will fit your playlists, and even if your tastes run elsewhere, this is a surprising conversation.