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"Reading William Faulkner, listening to Bobby Dylan"
KATE TUCKER is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Akron, Ohio. She plays rich, emotive alt-country and americana influenced rock. Her sonic influences reflect shades of Neko Case, Cat Power, Ryan Adams, Wilco, Cowboy Junkies and Mazzy Star with occasional forays into a land inhabited by the Cocteau Twins, Blonde Redhead and David Lynch.
Growing up in a family of truck drivers, Kate became acquainted with the American road from the window of a semi. From an early age she was familiar with constant comings and goings, departures and homecomings. A sense of place, space, home, and the vast unknown continues to inform her work both in mood and lyric.
This frequent travel set in motion what would become Kate's musical journey, beginning as a street musician in Paris, settling down to make three records in Seattle, and then leaving town again for Brooklyn, Akron, and now Nashville, Tennessee.
In the midst of all this, she's built a strong catalog of work and garnered a devoted fan-base grassroots style, releasing everything on her own label, Red Valise Recordings. Her songs have been featured on Starbucks compilations, in indie films, and on major television networks.
2012 brings the release of Ghost of Something New, a collection of songs recorded with the Sons of Sweden and other longtime collaborators, in Seattle, Brooklyn, and Nashville. Kate wrote these songs while working on other projects including the White Horses LP and a second Sons of Sweden record that was never finished.
Songs from Ghost of Something New will appear in the forthcoming feature film Everything Went Down, directed by Dustin Morrow. This will also mark Kate's acting debut as she holds a major role in the film.
As an artist, writing and performing remain Kate's primary focus, prompting her recent relocation to Nashville. In the coming months she'll be both on the road and back in the studio, working out songs for her next record, and recording with k+nikku a new chamber rock/electro pop project based in Seattle.
More info and updates at facebook.com/katetuckermusic and youtube.com/katetuckersongs
Alternative Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Country
Red Valise, I own my own publishing
Management: Antony Bland, firstname.lastname@example.org
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acoustic guitar / electric guitar / harmonica / piano
Cowboy Junkies, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Cat Power, Neko Case, Judee Sill, Karen Dalton, Patti Smith, Mark Kozelek, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Jeff Tweedy, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Fleetwood Mac, George Harrison, Rolling Stones, Black Angels, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mazzy Star, Low, My Bloody Valentine, Innocence Mission
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