Reed Turchi has released the first single from his upcoming album Just A Little More Faith, widely available July 20. American Standard Time premiered “Honey Honey” and previewed the album as “peak Turchi songwriting, moving away from covers and traditionals towards self-written material that is bluesy, heart-wrenching, and warm as the southern sun.” The North Carolina native is on tour now, having just played New York City and paid the Paste studios an energetic visit. Full list of dates is below.
Reed learned to play slide guitar firsthand from the last blues masters of North Mississippi (Kenny Brown, RL Burnside, Luther Dickinson), and has demonstrated that education across the US, Canada and Europe for the last eight years with his “Sun Ra meets Mississippi Fred McDowell” style. Whether it be with his blues rock trio TURCHI, duo with Italian guitar legend Adriano Viterbini, or with his post-nothing group The Caterwauls, tireless touring has earned this bluesy virtuoso a steadfast following the old fashioned way.
Just A Little More Faith boasts the lively and luminous instrumental improvisation that’s driven Reed’s career this far, with a newly attentive touch. At first listen, familiar vivaciousness with fill a fan’s ears, but at second, there’s masterful discernment to discover in these songs. He’s honed his heartfelt presence into an affecting catalog, equal parts emotive and visceral.
April 22nd – Carrboro/Chapel Hill NC – Cats Cradle
May 6th – Vancouver Canada – The Heatley
May 8th – Vancouver Canada – Guilt and Co
May 9th – Seattle WA – Hotel Albatross
May 10th – Portland OR – The White Eagle
May 12th – Eugene OR – Sam Bond’s Garage
May 14th – Medford OR – Johnny B’s
May 15th – Sacramento CA – Torch Club
May 16th – Petaluma CA – Speakeasy
May 17th – Berkeley CA – Backroom
June 13th – Nashville, TN – 5 Spot
June 15th – Charlotte NC – Noda Brewreeing
June 16th – Asheboro NC – Four Saints Brewing
June 21st – Nashville, TN – Husk Dinner Show with Sean Brock