Two for Tuesday: Tuck Andress

I’m writing this ahead of Tuesday, when more snow and winter weather is predicted for the area. I don’t know what the weather will be like when we actually get there, but maybe you can tell why I chose today’s artist.

A few Christmas seasons ago, I picked up an album called Hymns, Carols, and Songs About Snow by Tuck Andress, today’s featured artist. Tuck and his wife Patti Cathcart have been working together since the late 1970’s and been married almost as long. They released their first album, Tears of Joy, in 1988, and have recorded fifteen albums both together and with Tuck as a solo artist. His style is somewhat like that of Lenny Breau, but he adds a lot more effects, such as slapping the strings and playing rapid staccato lines. He has perfected the technique of playing multiple lines (melody, bass, and harmony) and often sounds like two guitars playing simultaneously. Tuck & Patti’s website is here.

Our first selection is Tuck playing Carlos Santana’s song “Europa.”

Our second selection features Patti singing a lovely cover version of The Beatles’ “In My Life.”

Tuck Andress, your Two for Tuesday, February 11, 2014.