Bassist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, Shonna Tucker was raised near Muscle Shoals, Alabama on a steady musical diet of soul and country!
During her eight-year tenure in the Drive-By Truckers, Tucker afforded the alt-rockers a decidedly rhythm and blues underpinning.
Tucker peppers her pocket grooves with funky grace notes, tasteful rapid fire riffage, and slippery harmonic extensions – all in the service of the song.
As an electric – upright session player / collaborator, Tucker has waxed sides with Booker T., Betty LaVette, Son on Shade with Alabama Shakes Heath Fogg, Pegi Young and the Survivors, and Billy Ray Cyrus to site a few. She cut her sole solo slab today under the moniker Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy featuring tracks aplenty with pop overtures. Her latest EP is entitled Dreams of Mine.
Shonna’s weapon of choice is a vintage Fender Precision.
Shonna Tucker Sound & Vision…
Drive By Truckers: “Used to Be a Cop” https://youtu.be/kvJ-lWOZMYg
Booker T. “Potato Hole” https://youtu.be/CjA0YJPmLQ0
Son on Shade “Tell Me How Long” https://youtu.be/7BOhfgJ9j6g
Betty LaVette “Before The Money Came” https://youtu.be/SBhKZtyIMNI
Pegi Young “You Won’t Take My Laugh Away From Me” https://youtu.be/wQYAvi5NTgk
Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy: “Since Jimmy Came” https://youtu.be/55nw-oeObPs