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Shonna Tucker is sitting at her kitchen table in the rustic farmhouse she shares with pedal steel guitarist John Neff just a few miles from downtown Athens. “After spending all that time on tour, it’s nice to come back to a peaceful environment that’s not like the road at all.It helps me keep some kind of a balance and gives me something to worry about other than myself.” Tucker toured relentlessly during the eight years she spent as bassist with the rock band Drive-By Truckers. S., Canada, Europe and Australia, she appeared on albums including The Dirty South (2004) and contributed her own songs to Brighter Than Creation’s Dark (2008), The Big To-Do (2010) and Go-Go Boots (2011).In March 2012, they made their debut appearance as Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy opening for Cracker at the 40 Watt in Athens.The band quickly added keyboardist Neil Golden, a veteran of celebrated Athens bands The Glands, Elf Power and Japancakes, and hit the studio with producer Kyle Spence of Harvey Milk.“My dad showed me some chords on the guitar,” she says, “but then he noticed that I was picking out bass lines.” She stayed with it, learning bass parts from her father’s Southern soul and country albums and playing in Shoals-area bands in high school.Tucker also learned invaluable lessons from members of the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.Inspiration came from what was happening around me and that was a lot of different things.
“So depending on what we were about to work on in the studio, I’d listen to a particular artist to get me into a good mindset.” The ten songs in the collection are short and sweet, riding high on Tucker’s breathy vocals with the ace band’s hooks and harmonies weaving around her thoughts on “love, jealousy, nights on the road and nights in the kitchen.” Though she has been focused on music with the new band and new album, Tucker is equally passionate about Southern cooking.Arthur Alexander and James Carr singles recorded there decades before. Drive-By Truckers may hail from America’s south but they do way more than your average redneck stomp.The band made appearances on both David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon’s late night shows, and toured with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.Shonna Tucker and Eye Candy’s debut album, “A Tell All”, was recorded by Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk).