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Interview With Kate Tucker By Chris 12/2/06

When I first her Kate Tucker music
on Myspace I thought this was different and I was really
blown away
and her latest release Eros Turannos is unbelievable.
She is so good and talented and naturally was worthy of
interviewing her
So read on and defently check out her stuff.

Kate Website

1.How did you get into music?

When I was four years old, I discovered one of those tape
recorders with a single speaker and the nifty carrying
handle, so I kept it with me wherever I went, and recorded
songs as I was inspired… Of course they were all
acapella, but I’d say that was when I started thinking
about singing, when I first started singing my own songs
and listening back to them. My parents still have those
silly tapes. Maybe we should remaster them.

2.What were your major influnces?

I grew up in church, so hymns and gospel music was where it
all started. At home we listened to classical records,
Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, everyone
really…Later on I discovered folk music, Dylan, Joni
Mitchell, Carol King, and then the passionate drama of
music in the ninety’s with Mazzy Star, My Bloody Valentine,
Cowboy Junkies, The Cranberries, Wilco, Radiohead, and
Portishead. I’d say that’s where I’ve come from.

3.If you could have a three band bill who would they
be?

I’d love to open for Joseph Arthur and then have Wilco
finish out the night. Wilco is an incredible live
band!

4. What has been the highlight of your career so
far?

Recording this latest album, “Eros Turannos,” was one big
trip. I can’t wait to do it again with the next one.

5. What is it like being an artist in america?

Oh, I don’t know…maybe like being an artist in
Australia. It really depends on the city, America is just
too big.

6. What inspires you when writing music?

The sun, the sky, the weather really…and where I’m
at, spacially, emotionally,
geographically…everything must have a role I
suppose.

7. What made you want to go out and play
music?

Definitely being at killer shows where I felt something I
couldn’t describe, but I wanted be a part of that
incredible experience in a closer way. I wanted to see what
I could do with my own music to create such experiences as
I had so appreciated.

8. What are your thoughts on file sharing and the mp3
format?

Do it up. Artists signed to labels aren’t making the money,
it’s the labels who are losing on file sharing. Unsigned
artists don’t have anything to lose to begin with. It’s
exposure and I’m all for getting the word out. All that
said, I love holding and owning good music, nothing beats a
killer album with art and lyrics and everything. So
download, and then buy it if you love it.

9. Who would most like to record a song with?

Off the top of my head, Michael Timmens from Cowboy
Junkies, Jeff Tweedy, and Joseph Arthur. But if it could be
anybody…that would take some thinking.

10. Do you think the internet is good for helping
artists get known?

Are you kidding? I don’t know how anyone did it
before—much respect to the lo-fi generation.

11. What bands/artists are you listening to
lately?

Cat Power is getting me through this rainy winter. Beth
Orton, Laura Viers, Wilco, The Shins, Damien Jurardo, Iron
and Wine, Joseph Arthur, and Interpol.

12. Who has helped you out the most?

Geez, everyone who’s ever bought a cd, everyone who’s come
to shows, everyone who’s let me know their thoughts on my
work…everyone.

13. What has the responce been to the EP Eros
Turanno?

It’s gotten a good amount of attention. Being featured in
Starbucks stores across America has definitely helped. And
American Songwriter Magazine is about to do a review on it,
so I think it’s still riding out some exposure. It’s being
played on radio throughout the US too, so I can’t
complain.

14. What has the response been like for your music on
the web?

I love the internet. As much as it makes zombies of us all,
I can’t say enough of how it has enabled me to move my
music further and really get out there.

15. Any responces from overseas record labels?

I haven’t really solicited any responses overseas, but if
you’ve got any ideas, let me know.

16. Have you sent your stuff to radio?

Yep. It’s charting a bit here and there right now.

17. What are some of your favourite movies?

Suddenly I feel like we’re on myspace. The Wilco
documentary is pretty rad. And Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou is
maybe my alltime fave.

18. What have you seen recently you really
enjoyed?

Suddenly my mind is blank. I don’t often get to the
theatre, unfortunately.

19. What is next for Kate Tucker?

Another album baby. Look for it this autumn.

Thanks very much for your time any last words?

Not today…

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