Shonna Tucker, former member of the alternative country/southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, is making waves of her own in the southern rock music scene with her new band, Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy. Originally from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, home to the famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, Tucker grew up listening to music like that of Dolly Parton and Otis Redding. Self-described as a soulful country artist, Tucker writes in a way that she calls natural. “I started writing immediately after I left the Truckers,” Tucker says, in spite of not having a particular project or band in mind. “It all happened really fast.” Shortly after, Tucker was able to call on some friends to put her musical vision in motion. One of these friends, who fans of Drive-By Truckers will recognize, is long time bandmate John Neff. As a part of Eye Candy, Neff lends his multi-instrumentalist abilities by way of the guitar and pedal steel. Add Neil Golden on keyboards, Bo Bedingfield on guitar, and Clay Leverett on drums and you get a group that is not only teeming with talent but one that also offers a fresh new sound in the southern rock genre. Despite still falling into this genre, Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy is not much like the particularly guitar-heavy sound of the Truckers. Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy’s debut album A Tell All, according to the band’s official website, features “ten songs about love and jealously, nights spent on the road and nights spent in the kitchen, the things men do to women and women do for men.”
The band’s single “Since Jimmy Came,” which is available for download here, is just one of the many genuinely honest and relatable songs that will be offered on the debut album “A Tell All,” which is set for release on October 15th of this year.
A tip from us here at Cause A Scene… Buy your ticket early for the Return of Communion show for a taste of what this band has to offer. Trust us when we say you’re going to want to be able to say, “I knew them when…”
– Bailey Basham
Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy- ‘Since Jimmy Came’