"Kudzu boogie" is the shorthand the western North Carolina band Turchi uses to describe its bristling fusion of hard Mississippi Hill Country blues, Southern rock, Southern-fried boogie, and pungent Memphis soul, newly captured on the sizzling, salty slab Can't Bury Your Past. Namesake Reed Turchi (who runs the blues label Devil Down) is a fiery guitarist who especially likes to lace the tunes with slithering slide and a raspy vocalist who doesn't so much sing as use his growly drawl to pepper the tunes with hellfire tales of loneliness, obsession, and retribution. Bassist Andrew Hamlet and drummer Cam Weeks conjure drone-like Hill Country grooves while Art Edmaiston's dirty bari sax and Anthony Farrell's blustery organ put a saucy Memphis spin on harrowing escapades like "(We Could Still Be) Each Other's Alibi."
Sat., April 19, 8 p.m., 2014
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