Backed by seven-piece band, Tucker to offer 'Women & Blues'

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Penn State Schuylkill will present "Women & Blues," featuring Teeny Tucker and her seven-piece band at 7 p.m. March 21 in Morgan Auditorium. She will be singing hits from her latest release such as “Ain’t That the Blues,” “Keep the Blues Alive” and “Respect Me and the Blues.”

The daughter of Tommy “Hi-Heel Sneakers” Tucker, the Dayton, Ohio, native has performed at major blues festivals in the U.S. and Europe, including Sweden, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and Italy. Tucker has performed on the same bill with blues greats such as B.B. King, Koko Taylor, Etta James and Buddy Guy, and is equally adept at intimate discussion, focusing on blues history. In addition to her father, she credits among her influences: Etta James, Koko Taylor, Mihalia Jackson and Big Mama Thornton. Tucker was nominated by the Blues Foundation in Memphis, Tenn., for the Koko Taylor Award for Best Traditional Female Blues Artist; also Tucker and her band were invited to tape a 30-minute show at Sun Studios in Memphis for an episode of “Sun Session,” which frequently airs on PBS nationwide. Tucker was selected as the 2011 Federal Carter G. Woodson Award winner at the Black History/ Carter G. Woodson Program in Columbus, Ohio.

The free event requires a reservation. Those wishing to attend, can contact Debra Simpson-Buchanan at 570-385-6254. 



Last Updated March 05, 2013