James "Tuck" Tucker

James "Tuck" Tucker

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James Tucker's music is a cross between bluegrass, blue's,country and jazz. His method: a fusion of bluesy slide and beautiful harmonies. He has played with many bands ; whether with Red and Murphy & Co, or Claire Lynch & The Front Porch String Band, or with platinum album artist Marshal Tucker Band

Biography

Tuck Tucker: skilled side man with ripping solos or masterful musician boasting distinctive solo works ? How about both ! Most know Tuck for his riveting style of Dobro play that he has crafted through years of practice, influence and love for his music. His method: a fusion of bluesy slide and beautiful harmonies. He has played with many bands over the years; whether with Red and Murphy & Co, Harmony Grits, or Claire Lynch & The Front Porch String Band, or with platinum album artist Marshal Tucker Band (no name connection) Tucker steals the stage. As for those lucky few who have had the chance to hear his solo act, watch his popular YouTube videos or listen to his newest CD “Home Sessions” know, Tuck Tucker is no ordinary musician. When playing great traditionals such as Shady Grove and Working on a building; or covering Guy Clark and Crowley’s Baton Rouge, Tuck makes classic songs his own in the way he plays and sings. If this wasn’t enough to inspire and entertain, Tuck Tucker’s true marvels lie in his originals. Whether he is making his instrument sing a song of joy or weep for you a tune of sadness, his powerful and beautiful Dobro instrumentals such as Corkscrew, Walkin’ The Wire, and Sleepy Head set the line for all aspiring hopefuls and seasoned musicians alike. His lyrical strides cover every base with loving and humbling songs from “Somehow through it all” and “Children’s Eye’s” to my personal favorite and always fun “Jelly Roll”. If you get the chance to catch him solo or see him in a line up, Tuck Tucker is definitely the man to look out for.

Article written by:Cory James , used by permission ©2007

Discography

Marshal Tucker Band Beyond The Horizon
Mark Johnson with
the Rice Brothers Clawgrass
Claire Lynch If You're Ever in Oklahoma
Red and Murphy & Co. My Everyday Silver is Plastic
Red and Murphy & Co. Sweet, Sweet Dixie
Red and Murphy & Co. Remember Where you Could Be
Red and Murphy & Co. Reel Time Reel
James Tucker Tucker'd Out
Dale Crider Wildwood Swamp
Dale Crider Water Songs
Dale Crider Sing for Wild Things
Dale Crider Big Cypress
House of Dreams House of Dreams
Endless Highway Endless Highway
Allen Shad A Cut Above
Big Timber Lonesome Whippoorwill
James Tucker Home Sessions
James Tucker Smuggler's Notch