New York Trailblazing Cellist Invades North Carolina with Chamber Soul

posted by Robert J. Carmack

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In this writer’s humble opinion, People are buzzing about the wrong things these days. particularly about the music scene. Who cares  about a mixed up kid onstage making raunchy, with a guy in a football referee suit??  Shana Tucker is making more than just Buzz with her new sound of “Chamber Soul” with her Cello & fresh voice.  Transcending genres, Shana’s “Chamber Soul”, cellist & singer/songwriter from New York, who’s blazing new trails for herself . Her music is a sultry blend of Acoustic Pop and soulful, Jazz-influenced Contemporary Folk. “It’s different, yet comfortably familiar. I can’t deny the classical training, but I like the thump of walking blues and old-timey bass lines. It’s like a delicious coffee blend… something you can’t quite place, but it’s still good!” says Shana.  She’s bringing her special blend of Soul into the  Kirby Theater in Roxboro, North Carolina September 28 7:30PM -10:00PM.   “walk,run or fly, just don’t sleep on Shana Tucker!” 

Shana’s debut  project, “Shine” in 2011 portrays a musical journey that snapshots the major influences of everyday life: laughter, love loss, relationship, rediscovery, and the never-ending journey towards heightened levels of peace, understanding, self-acceptance and satisfaction. Ms. Tucker will plumb through some of the goodies from that CD , but also introduce new material that’s slated for production in the very near future . Of course she’ll display electrifying virtuosity on her Cello,but more important, her velvety-voice will enchant and invite you inside her sphere of  New Soul.

Raised in Amityville NY, Shana learned to play piano at an early age from her great-grandmother, who was herself a beginner taking community center lessons. In junior high, she traded in her violin for cello in order to stay in orchestra. In high school at the strong suggestion of her orchestra director, Shana began private studies with Sue Lehr, and broadened her musical horizons by studying choral singing, performing with regional orchestras, theater productions, and vocal groups ,while winning several regional and national awards .  Shana studied cello at Howard University in Washington, DC , additional education at CUNY – Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music.  As an arranger/composer she appears on several CD recordings, theatre productions, and TV commercials. Her commissioned works include ‘Nexxus’ and ‘Savannah’, both of which were composed for The Washington Ballet (with Maritri Garrett, co-writer) and premiered at The Kennedy Center (Washington, DC).

‘Savannah‘ was also chosen to debut at the Joyce Theatre-NYC and also at the Witts Theater in Johannesburg, South Africa. With Hue, Shana opened for several critically-acclaimed recording artists, including jazz saxophonist Hamiett Bluett, drummer/vocalist Vinx, Sweet Honey in the Rock, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Indigo Girls.

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Date:9/28/2013 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Kirby Theater

213 North Main Street  Roxboro , North Carolina

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