The Nashville-based artist Reed Turchi is bringing his original “kudzu desert blues” genre to Athens, which he describes as a combination of north Mississippi hill country blues and Saharan Desert blues. The genre is an intersection between musicians like R. L. Burnside and Mdou Moctar. Turchi has released over a dozen albums, toured internationally, scored films and more with press from Rolling Stone, American Songwriter, The Oxford American and Fretboard Journal. With such a prolific discography, Turchi’s sound has been described as changing from one record to the next, synthesizing the vibes of The Rolling Stones, T. Rex and Beck in addition to the band’s previously stated influences. This is the first time his “kudzu trio” is stepping back in town since pre-COVID days.
WHO: Reed Turchi
WHEN: Friday, June 3, 8 p.m.
HOW MUCH: $8 (adv.), $10
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