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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Times Getting Tougher Than Tough - Will Tucker and Charlie Musselwhite

Will Tucker was raised on blues and southern rock in Memphis, Tennessee. He was playing drums at age five, piano at eight, and guitar at the age of twelve. His love of music led him to BB King's Blues Club where he was discovered by owner, Tommy Peters, who calls Will "the axe man." At age 14, Will was performing with the house band, and soon had a regular slot with his own band playing to enthusiastic crowds. During 2008 and 2009, Will performed on stage with Charlie Musselwhite, G. Love and Special Sauce, and the Beach Boys with John Stamos. Living in the home of the blues has advantages. Will and his band have opened for BB King five times, and met legends such as Bobby Blue Bland, Billy Gibbons, David Porter and Walter Trout.

Will produced his first CD in the fall of 2009 called "Stealin' the Soul" at Ardent Studios with Grammy nominated producer, Paul Speer. His CD can be purchased from his website, iTunes or

In 2010, Will was introduced to Randy Jackson who invited him to play on the soundtrack to a movie called "The Jenson Project." In the fall of 2010, Will's original song, Your Sacrifice, was included in the companion CD for the movie, "A Walk in My Shoes" with soundtrack again produced by Randy Jackson.

Will was a finalist in the Commercial Appeal's MemphisMost contest in the categories of "Best Blues Performer," "Best Performer," and "Best Band" in 2011 and a 2010 finalist finishing third for Best Blues Performer behind BB King and Al Green.

His band can be heard every Friday and Saturday night at BB King's Blues Club in Memphis on world-renowned Beale Street. Will anticipates the release of his second CD in late 2011.
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