NEWS

As 2013 Comes To A Close... 

I've lost track of how many times I have promised a release of "Worth The Gamble". The issue is that I just take this music so seriously. I never can allow myself to release anything that I am not completley satisfied with, and I want to present my fans with the best material that I can offer. The process of recording and producing this album has been a constant one step forward, two steps back. It will be worth it! (Pun intended). So hang in there guys. Days are long and nights are filled with work towards completing this project. I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. See you in 2014!

Thanks for the Votes! 

 I wanted to say thanks again for all of the votes from fans who made us the winner of Best Local Band in the Commercial Appeal's MemphisMost contest.   We'll be at the Delta Fair on September 6th and the Blues Ball on September 21st, along with our regular Friday and Saturday night gigs at BB King's, 5-8:30.  Come see us!  

Be looking for new material and a big announcement within the new couple of months.  And thanks for being our loyal fans!

-Will

Staying the course.... 

 Hello, and thanks to all of you for being patient as work progresses on the new album.  All I can say is that it will be worth the wait.  My producer is back in town, and we estimate a completed project by the end of the summer.  In the meantime, I have finished my first year at Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univeristy, bought my first airplane (a Cessna 172), and finished a couple of car projects. The latest project has kept me busy -- restoring a '55 Bel Air quarter mile drag car to its former glory.

As usual, you can still find us down at BB King's every Friday and Saturday night.  This past year has been very hard on my bandmembers, but they are all strong and making it through.  Chris, our keyboard player, had a heart attack last September.  He has fully recovered, lost a lot of weight, and is healthier than ever.  Then in February, Randy, our bass player, had his fifth heart attack.  After a month in the cardiac ICU, he was outfitted with a heart pump (LVAD) which is basically doing the work for his left ventrical.  After another month in ICU recovering from surgery, he was released and onstage with the band for the Beale Street Music Festival.  That was determination on his part!  He hasn't missed a gig since his heart pump though he is still having some issues getting adjusted to it.  The hope is that he will be able to get a heart transplant within a year.

Finally, Rodd, our drummer, lost his beloved dad last week.  Bobby Blue Bland, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Blues Hall of Famer, passed away at age 83.  His service was a fitting tribute to the blues legend whose velvet voice will continue to be loved indefinitely.  Rodd was back at his drum kit without missing a beat, a tribute to his dad who, he said, would want him back on stage right away.  We share Rodd's grief as the world lost one of the greats.

So, it's been a tough year for the band, but they are strong and determined.  I feel especially fortunate to play with these guys who love the music and are committed to giving our fans a great show week after week.

Thanks for following me, and be on the look out for upgrades to the site as well as news about the album's release date.  Check my Facebook fanpage or the "Shows" tab on this website, or BB King's website for specific dates.

Hope to see you soon!
Will

Promises, Promises... 

 The new CD is almost done!  Seriously.  It has been harder than I thought to self produce.  It's probably because I want it to be perfect and keep making one more change.  But, it is coming together and will have new originals and some covers that may not be all that familiar to you.  I promise, it will be worth the wait.  Now, back to work...
Will

Summer is gone... 

 I am officially in college.  Like everything else in my life, I swim against the current.  While many of my friends headed out of town, I'm going to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Memphis Campus.  My love of aviation and music are both satisfied since I get to keep my gig at BB King's and still pursue flying.  And yes, I have about half of my new CD recorded with a goal of having it completely finished this fall.  I know it has been a long time coming, and I think it will be worth the wait.  I hope everyone had a great summer...and if you haven't checked out my sizzle reel, click the link above and see some of the Beale Street Music Festival performance as well as the except from Music Voyager.  Come see us at BB's every Friday and Saturday night...or check us out at the Delta Fair this Saturday night at 6 pm.  Thanks for being a faithful fan!
-Will
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Stealin' the Soul

by Will Tucker

Will's first CD produced by Paul Speer and featuring his favorite blues selections, including his popular original, Your Sacrifice.

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  1. 1 Born Under A Bad Sign 06:56
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  2. 2 Burning Love 03:29
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  3. 3 Johnny B. Goode 05:03
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  4. 4 Little Wing 07:20
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  5. 5 Stormy Monday 08:27
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  6. 6 Walkin Thru the Park 03:26
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  7. 7 When the Levee Breaks 05:24
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  8. 8 You Don't Love Me 06:34
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  9. 9 Your Sacrifice by Will Tucker 04:03
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