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An Evening with Dara Tucker
- Sunday, August 4, 2019
- The Main Stage
- $15 / $15
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Main Hall Seated - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations
Vocalist and songwriter Dara Tucker‘s joins of the melodic, lyrical and soulful strains of the central plains with the risk-taking verve of contemporary music.
Based in Nashville, Tucker has toured nationally with her group as well as with acclaimed guitarist Charlie Hunter's Trio. Her new album "The Seven Colors", produced by acclaimed guitarist Charlie Hunter, is a collection of new, original songs that join all seven of her influences:: jazz, Americana, pop, blues, gospel, singer-songwriter and soul.Tucker's band has also opened for Grammy Winner Gregory Porter and she has appeared on NPR's Jazz Night In America along with the Tavis Smiley Show on PBS. Tucker has also co-written "Oklahoma", the title track to Grammy-winning Blues and Americana artist Keb Mo's new album (2019).
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the third of seven children to music minister and gospel recording artist Doyle Tucker and singer Lynda Tucker, Dara Tucker started out singing harmony at the age of 4 with her brothers and sisters and began playing the piano at age 8. She traveled the country singing with her family for most of her childhood. Dara received her degree in International Business and German Studies eventually moving to Interlaken, Switzerland to further study German. It was there that Tucker wrote her first of several songs and where she was inspired to relocate to her current home in Nashville, TN.
Dara Tucker's eclectic, yet accessible sound has been heard with such luminaries as Grammy Winning artists Vince Gill and Keb Mo, in addition to organist and National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith, guitarist Peter Bernstein, drummer and vibraphonist Jason Marsalis, saxophonist John Ellis, and pianists Johnny O'Neal and Helen Sung.