Shonna Tucker & Eye Candy
SHONNA TUCKER & EYE CANDY (Athens, GA) make their Little Rock debut with us tonight. Shonna grew up in Muscle Shoals, Alabama playing bass in the Shoals scene from her high-school years until starting an eight-year stint as bassist and singer for the DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS. During Tucker and bandmate John Neff’s time with the band, they released critically acclaimed albums like “Go Go Boots”, which rose to #35 on the Billboard charts and garnered significant praise. They both played on Betty Lavette’s “The Scene of the Crime” which was nominated for a Grammy, followed by “Potato Hole” with Booker T. Jones, which won a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental album at the 52nd awards show. The band made appearances on both David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon, and toured with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
Shonna’s band, Eye Candy, includes four of the most prolific players in the Athens music scene: John Neff on guitar and pedal steel, Bo Bedingfield on guitar, Neil Golden on keyboards, and Clay Leverett on drums. For nearly twenty years, John has been one of the town’s most sought-after collaborators in the studio and on the road.
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