Davis Tucker Headlines With 3 Geezers and a Chick
By Martha J. Henderson
From 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, August 6, there will only be one band performing on the Fidelity Bank stage at Robbins Farmers Day - the Davis Tucker bluegrass band. Or, as Davis Tucker calls them, "3 Geezers and a Chick."
A native of Newport News, Va., Tucker has lived most of his adult life in North Carolina, calling Lexington home for the past 30-plus years. He began playing guitar when he was 8 years old and then picked up bass, banjo and mandolin. But, he says, the guitar remains his favorite.
Guitarist Tucker treats audiences to a diversified selection of musical styles, including bluegrass, blues, classic rock, folk, a little jazz and originals. He sings and writes his own material as well as playing covers.
In addition to putting out two solo CDs, Tucker is currently putting the finishing touches on a spiritual CD, which he hopes to release by Christmas.
"I've been blessed to be able to make my living doing what I love, making music," Tucker says. "I will have CDs for sale at the show."
When he takes the stage at Robbins Farmers Day, Tucker will be joined by friends of his who, he says, perform with him from time to time. Tucker, Lynn "Papatop" Spurgeon, Jimmy Holder and Shannon Gregg are 3 Geezers and a Chick.
Spurgeon is Tucker's washtub bass player, Holder plays banjo and mandolin, while Tucker's ex-wife Gregg sings with the group.
"Of course, she's (Gregg) the chick and is the youngest of the group," Tucker says.
While Tucker is known for his wide variety of music, 3 Geezers and a Chick play mostly bluegrass and Americana-style music.
"We aren't afraid to do other types of music in a bluegrass style," Tucker says, "which makes for some interesting songs.
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