Smart Bets: Dara Tucker

A native of Tulsa, Okla., and the daughter of gospel artist Doyle Tucker and singer Lynda Tucker, Dara Tucker was 4 when she started singing harmony with her six siblings and learned the piano at age 8. After traveling the U.S. and performing with her family for the bulk of her childhood, she moved to Switzerland and developed an interest in songwriting. That passion led her to Nashville, where she wove together seven musical influences — jazz, soul, gospel, Americana, pop, singer-songwriter and theater — on an album appropriately titled The Seven Colors. In addition to her solo work, Tucker also found time to co-write “Oklahoma,” the title track to Keb’ Mo’s 2019 album, which touches on her home state’s Native American history, disasters, musicians and race relations. Tucker and her band stop by Isis Music Hall on Sunday, Aug. 4, for a 7:30 p.m. show. $15. Photo courtesy of Tucker

About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.