Born: November 8 Primary Instrument: Vocalist
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....
Source: Dara Tucker
Awards:Wfsk Artist of the Week - 1/08/2009
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