Appalachian Summer

by Terry Tucker, Ardyth Gilbertson & Ralph Gordon

Released 2018
Released 2018
Terry Tucker, Ardyth Gilbertson and Ralph Gordon bring Appalachian music live to The Black Box, featuring traditional, Carter family and Terry's own mountain songs. Autoharp, Piano, Bass, Strong Vocals and Harmony, Percussion, Sass and Wit.
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Appalachian Summer was recorded live at The Black Box Arts Center in Shepherdstown, WV by Matt Robinson, Earth Vibe Productions with sound by John Bloomquist. The cover photo is by John Bloomquist.

The concert features some very old songs like “Barbara Allen”, mentioned in 1666 by Samuel Pepys (London, England) in his famous diary; Terry’s version is one she heard her grandmother sing. “Wraggle Taggle Gypsies” comes from Scotland, “Sail Away Ladies” is a fiddle …
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Molasses

by Terry Tucker & Will Killeen, Freya Hogue, Erika Eigen, David Stoll

Released 2018
Terry Tucker
Released 2018
Terry Tucker
This recording was done in one take before a hanging microphone in a flat in London. Appalachian songs and blues have never sounded better; gorgeous vocal harmonies, brilliant slide guitar, autoharp, banjo, bass, harmonica, full of life and rocking!
NOTES
Molasses includes all three members of Sunforest - Terry Tucker, Freya Hogue and Erika Eigen plus Irish guitarist, Will Killeen and composer David Stoll on bass. Will's guitar is always just right, driving, rhythmic and memorable and when you think you can't get happier, he plays Mississippi Delta-style slide. Freya's guitar backs Will's leads, blues harp and clawhammer banjo. You'll hear her 12 string and strong vocal on the Appalachian "Nottymun Town", her harp on "I'm …
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Terry Tucker & session musicians
Terry Tucker

Story

Written In London many years ago, inspired by the Renaissance period of classical music.  This "Overture to the Sun" is on our Sunforest album The Sound of Sunforest and in one of Stanley Kubrick's films, A Clockwork Orange.  I wrote different arrangements for each; this track is from the Sunforest album.  I am playing harpsichord on the second part of this - our manager, Vic Coppersmith managed to bring one into Olympic Sound Studios for this recording.    

Lantern in a Poet's Garden

by Terry Tucker & Danske Dandridge

Released 2010
Released 2010
Poems by 19th century poets, Danske Bedinger Dandridge and her cousin, Daniel Bedinger Lucas brought to life with music by Terry Tucker. The poems inspired the music which now, almost two centuries later, gives the poems their due.
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All poems but the first and last are by Caroline (Danske) Bedinger Dandridge, 1854-1914. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark when her father, Henry Bedinger III was the first U.S. ambassador to that country. Her cousin, Daniel Lucas Bedinger, 1836-1909, wrote the first and last poems on this CD. Terry Tucker composed the music, bringing the lantern into the poet's' garden and illuminating the poems. Hover over the word 'story' to read details about …
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Gratias, Amen (Live)

by Terry Tucker

Released 2012
Released 2012
Gratias, Amen! sounds like Handel if he wrote singles. A tribute to a musician, It features piano, organ, trumpet, French horn and full choir. It's recorded live in a church sanctuary, so the acoustics are great, the energy is high and alive.
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    Gratias, Amen! sounds like Handel if he wrote singles. A tribute to a musician, It features piano, organ, trumpet, French horn and full choir. It's recorded live in a church sanctuary, so the acoustics are great, the energy is high and alive.

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Gratias, Amen! Thank you and goodbye, dear friend. This arms-open tribute starts with piano and organ, then trumpet and French horn and when the choir comes in, it keeps building until the organ climbs from the depths of its range to the heights prompting the all-out response from all instruments and voices, "Gloria! Gratias! Amen!
Dedicated to Barbara King, organist and music director for Shepherdstown's Presbyterian Church and St. Agnes Catholic Church

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Terry Tucker's Orange Clockwork

by Terry Tucker & session musicians

Warner Brothers
Warner Brothers
Here is a pop version of my "Overture to the Sun", which is in the film, A Clockwork Orange, also in the album, The Sound of Sunforest. "Terry Tucker's Orange Clockwork" was released by Warner Brothers as a single in the 70's.
NOTES
This arrangement is over-the-top 70's; you may very well love it. It was distributed to juke boxes in England and one pub in Halifax, West Yorkshire had a chap who came in every day, sometimes twice, to play this song. I played piano, but most of the inspiration for the arrangement came from Vic Coppersmith, Sunforest's manager, dear friend and creative soul.

Ancient Ayres & Carols for Christmas

by Terry Tucker & Ardyth Gilbertson

Released 2006
Released 2006
No restraining choir directors touch here, but lively, lusty, earthy carols that have stood the test of time long before muzak and shopping malls peddled the carols that we mostly hear today. Details of each carol are there when you hover over 'story'.
NOTES
These carols from the folk traditions of Britain, Germany, Spain, France and the Appalachian mountains of the U.S. are ancient, some from pre-Christian traditions. The melodies are suported by drum, tambourine and other percussion, piano, alto recorder and autoharp, Terry has been collecting carols for many years and she and Ardyth have been singing and arranging them long enough to want to share them with you.

Comin' Home

by Terry Tucker & Treehouse

Released 2004
Released 2004
All songs written by Terry Tucker (from "Comin' Home" to "Far From Home"), are recorded by Treehouse and other Shepherdstown, WV musicians. Hover over 'story' for each song.
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Terry Tucker, vocals, piano, keyboards,