Shonna Tucker Interview (Country Fried Rock)
If you think you know Shonna Tucker from her years playing bass with Drive-By Truckers, then you are in for a surprise with her debut album of her songwriting with her new band, Eye Candy. The songs are sweet, fun, grooving, mellow, occasionally dark and reflective — a nice analogy for her last couple of years. Given the amazing band of John Neff (another former Trucker and player on nearly every record out of Athens in the last 15 years that I can recall), Bo Bedingfield, Clay Leverett, and Neil Golden, the record could easily move into heavier territory, but Tucker’s voice keeps it lighter and balances the monster playing. A Tell All has instant sing-alongs and lyrics that will make you laugh aloud, but also some deeper themes that are even a bit disturbing. If you are looking for a repeat of her previous band, you will not find it in this album; if you are looking for a solid hang out and have a mellow happy time, or weekend morning drive record — with a fantastic band and guest keys from Spooner Oldham — then you will be thrilled with A Tell All. Be sure to order the recipe poster, designed by our alum, Jack Logan, with Shonna Tucker’s recipes!
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|A Family Dinner||Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy||A Tell All|
|I Brought A Pie||Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy||A Tell All|
|Since Jimmy Came||Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy||A Tell All|
|Kodachrome||Paul Simon||Essential Paul Simon|
|Roll On||Various Artists||High Cotton: Tribute to Alabama|
|Cry Like a Baby||Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham||Moments From This Theatre (Live)|
|In The Dark||The Whigs||In The Dark|
|Run For Your Life||Jack Logan & Scott Baxendale||Bones in the Desert|
|100 Ft. of Flames||Bo Bedingfield/The Wydelles||The Despondent Correspondence|