THE EIGHTH STEP presents
Sat April 21 – 7:30 pm Underground
“Unnervingly talented combination of master guitar instrumentalist, insightful songwriter and standup comic” DIRTY LINEN
“One stop entertainment shopping” NEW YORK TIMES
“A refreshing maverick” BOSTON GLOBE
A singer-songwriter of enormous imagination and contagious lunacy, Tucker looks at the world with a slight tilt, nothing escaping her insatiable curiosity. She backs her intelligent, belly laugh-inspiring humor with great songwriting and virtuoso guitar chops.
Tucker’s parody “Everything Reminds Me of My Therapist” to the Dr. Demento 30th year anniversary compilation CD, featuring the funniest songs of three decades. But it’s not just comedy. In addition to her nine solo albums, her rendition of “What’s That I Hear?” is included in a compilation of music by Phil Ochs, alongside Joan Baez, Tom Paxton and others. A favorite at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and Phil Ochs Song Nights over the years, her honors abound – including an Indie of the Year award and Connecticut Comedy Festival’s Grand Prize.
She’s also an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist with a flair for unusual and kinetic compositions using every part of the instrument. Approaching the guitar as a miniature playground, she extracts every possible sound from strings, body, pegs, raw wood and even the strap.
“Add the footloose physical hijinks of Carol Burnett to the irreverent verbal wit of Paula Poundstone, the incandescent guitar acumen of Leo Kottke and the mixed media brilliance of Laurie Anderson; shake well, and the astounding sum equals Nancy Tucker” THE DAILY GAZETTE
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