Take a Flyer on Triple Threat Artist Kate Tucker
As fantasy football players go, you’re hoping to find someone that can run, catch, and score. So if you apply the same context to a musical artist, you might want to draft someone like Kate Tucker.This talented singer/songwriter who has called Akron, Seattle, Brooklyn, and now Nashville her home base has put up some unbelievable stats in 2012 with an EP record album, an award winning music video, and a co-starring role in a feature film.
Another of Kate’s songs from the Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden record became the name of a feature film about the healing power of music. Making her acting debut, Kate stars as a frustrated singer/songwriter who becomes friends with a grief stricken young professor played by Noah Drew in Everything Went Down. Written and directed by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Dustin Morrow, Kate provides the soundtrack and its soul as the songs not only bring the widowed professor back to life, but also reawakens the songwriter to the merits of making music. The movie, produced to benefit music therapy programs for children, is made up of tracks from the White Horsesalbum. The film is currently being shopped around to film festivals for acceptance.
In less than four weeks, I will be in Music City … Nashville, Tennessee … attending the Americana Music Association Conference, Awards, and Showcases. It’s already looking to be another stellar four nights and three days consisting of thirst quenching lager pints, southern cooking, seeing a boatload of national recording artists, and getting lost in the culture and hospitality of the city’s hidden gems. Just my luck, Kate Tucker will be playing on Saturday, September 15th as part of the very first East-Centric Music Festival in East Nashville. So I’ll be looking forward to raising a glass … to fostering friendships … old and new.