The Oxford American profiles Folklore’s Reed Turchi with a shout-out to Professor Bill Ferris.
“As a college student at the University of North Carolina, Reed Turchi was a folklore student and an occasional musician, but the driving, rhythmic propulsion of the Hill Country blues grabbed ahold of him like no other music had before. He got a guitar for Christmas his sophomore year and he began to imitate the Fred McDowell licks his professor, renowned blues scholar Bill Ferris, introduced him to. He schooled himself on famous Hill Country blues players, mythic figures who were long gone.”
Read on: http://www.oxfordamerican.org/articles/2013/jul/23/lost-kudzu/