I encountered Turchi for the first time just last year and this is already the third of his recordings in my collection. I guess you could say I'm a fan. And why wouldn't I be? There is a lot to like about this guy. He is an artist who blends blues and classic rock sounds with a tremendous ability to tell a story. At a couple different points on this album, his storytelling style reminds me of the Old Crow Medicine Show version of "Wagon Wheel" (penned of course by Bob Dylan).
"Feels Like Home" is a great example of all of the aforementioned things. This is an easygoing song that sounds like a blend of 70s southern rock and blues.This is the sort of song you expect to hear coming from someone's front porch. Not only that, you imagine the singer on the front porch with a jar of some beverage at his feet and a cigarette on his lips.
Overall, this EP has a more relaxed feel than his previous recordings, which had a gritty blues feel to them. Granted, there is still some blues sound. Just listen to the guitar at the end of "Ellicott City." That is pure blues. While the feel is more relaxed than previous recordings, the quality is just as good. And fear not. Turchi wraps up this EP with the title track, which is a good ol' foot-stomper. Add this to your collection if you like blues, classic southern rock, or good storytelling. It probably won't take long for this to be in the same standing as your classic favorites.
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