Tuck and Patti Performance and Q&A

  • April 11, 2021
  • IN
  • (812) 876-0080
  • 8:00 PM
  • Free, but ticketed

TUCK and PATTI are an American vocal/guitar jazz duo. They met at an audition in San Francisco in 1981 and have been performing together for four decades.

Tuck is guitarist William Charles "Tuck" Andress, a classically trained musician who was also a session musician with The Gap Band. Patti is singer Patricia "Patti" Cathcart Andress, who is also classically trained, was a member of The Brides of Funkenstein. They were married in 1983 and have continued with their musical collaborations to the present.

The unique sound of Tuck and Patti have been recorded under the Windham Hill Jazz label, as well as the Epic and 33rd Street labels. Their groundbreaking first album, Tears of Joy, released in 1988 under the Windham Hill Jazz label, was critically acclaimed. They started their own label, T&P Records, which licenses their albums and CDs to major lables for distribution all over the world.

Tuck's father was a jazz band leader in college. Growing up, Tuck listened to records of all types. While studying classical music at Stanford University, he tried out the LA studio scene, and got the opportunity to be guitarist for the Sonny and Cher Comedy hour. Later he spent four years with the GAP Band, getting his "graduate degree in soul music." He has played a 1953 Gibson L-5 guitar, because it was the model played by Wes Montgomery. His niece is singer-songwriter Annie Clark, also known as St. Vincent. Clark, as a teenager, was a roadie for Tuck and Patti, and later became their tour manager.

Patti sang in choirs at an early age, and studied classical violin for 11 years. She grew up in a musical family, and would go to see live performances by legendary musicians during the 1960's San Francisco historic musical scene, and felt at home at The Fillmore, Avalon Ballroom, Carousel Ballroom, Keystone Korner and Winterland musical venues. She recalls that, "Billy Graham always looked out for me. Jimi Hendrix called me 'Foxy Lady' on my birthday one year. I jammed with hundreds of musicians!"

Tuck and Patti's livestream on Sunday, April 11, 2021 is the third of six events in The Stone Age Institute's Popular Culture Series, airing consecutively every Sunday thru May 2, 2021.

Join the Stone Age Institute community in enjoying and learning from some of the most prominent creative artists in the world. Each event will have a live or live-taped performance segment, along with an interactive Q&A component, all coming to you via the innovative Mandolin platform. These free, limited ticket events are brought to you by the Stone Age Institute through a generous grant from the Kaman Foundation.

Tuck and Patti Performance and Q&A