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Dara Tucker

Born: November 8    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Dara Tucker

Dara Tucker was born into a musical family, so it's no surprise that her love affair with music began at such an early age. The daughter of a musician and a singer, she began singing in her Tulsa, Oklahoma church at age 5. By age 8 she was playing simple melodies on the piano and soon began accompanying her brothers and sisters at performances.

Says Tucker, “We performed as a group in churches and youth events throughout the city. It was a real proving- ground for us. We grew our own musical legs, independent of our parents. That was a very important learning time.”

Throughout her college years, Tucker continued to hone her skills as a vocalist and musician. After obtaining a degree in International Business and German studies, she worked for a time in the corporate language-training field, eventually relocating to Interlaken, Switzerland to study German. It was there that Tucker began to write the first of her very personal songs. “I discovered my own creative voice during my time abroad,” Tucker says. “Thats when I began to realize that true artistic expression comes from a very personal place. You cant fake it. My songwriting speaks of some hard-learned lessons, and long-fought battles.”...
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Wfsk Artist of the Week - 1/08/2009
”Dara Tucker’s musical tastes are as wide-ranging as you’d expect from her background: an Oklahoma minister’s daughter with a degree in international business who moved to Switzerland to study German. On record, though ��” specifically her new album Soul Said Yes...she sounds like nothing other than a natural-born soul-jazz songstress. Whether bobbing on the waves of super-smooth ballads with some of Sade’s effortless cool (as on her own “Partly Cloudy”) or delivering a buoyant take (in 5/4 time!) on “Pure Imagination,” first sung by Gene Wilder in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, she rises to the occasion of her supple backing, featuring Mason Embry and Paul Horton on keys, Derrek Phillips on drums, reed players Chris West, Cord Martin and Reagan Mitchell, and a guest appearance from guitar great Charlie Hunter.” ~ The Nashville Scene, August 2011
Soul Said Yes (2011) All Right Now (2009)

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Soul Said Yes
Watchman Music (2011)

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