Ethan Tucker’s trademark sound of acoustic roots and layered electric guitars combined with an unmistakable soulful and bluesy vocal, is a recipe which has garnered attention from some of his most popular contemporaries, as well as bonafide legends. Ethan Tucker may only be in his early 20s but the self-starting Olympia, WA-native has already made a name for himself, impressing some of the more respected veteran artists in today’s music world. Performing and recording since the age of 16, Tucker has honed his unique blend of acoustic-roots, soul, blues, and reggae, slowly building a dedicated and ever-growing audience, and making friends with some significant musicians in the process.
Tucker struck up a friendship with kindred spirit Michael Franti at a tour stop in Sun Valley, ID. Wielding his acoustic on his back and making several attempts to engage Franti backstage, Tucker was finally given a shot to impress. Franti and his bandmates in Spearhead erupted upon Tucker’s delivery of an early rendition of his song “What They Say” in their dressing room and a new friendship and musical partnership was born on the spot.
After forging their bond over a two-year span, Franti invited Ethan to his San Francisco studio to write and record some music. These sessions yielded the backbones of the songs “Cool Kids” and “Crazy Tonight,” the latter which features Franti on vocals for Tucker's 2015 release "Misunderstood". Ethan has toured internationally as support for Michael Franti across Europe, and domestically on tours with the likes of Jamaican legend Jimmy Cliff, Buddy Guy and G-Love among others. In 2016 Ethan made a debut national television appearance on The Voice, wowing judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton with his unique and rootsy rendition of "Roxanne". Ethan ultimately went a couple of rounds on Blake Sheltons's team, with his version of John Mayers "Gravity" beckoning official NBC Voice videos and singles on ITunes.
Whether with his full band or simply a troubadour with a guitar, Tucker continues to win over crowds, any size, anywhere. The future is an exciting canvas for Ethan Tucker and you can anticipate hearing new music and video releases from Ethan in 2018.