WESTON, Conn. – Weston native Tucker Jameson spent nearly two weeks in September in the recording studio with his band, recording and editing his second album.
He is the singer, songwriter and guitarist in his band. For him, writing a song is an indescribable experience.
“There is no better feeling than completing a song and playing it for people. It's a little bit of a high and a rush and you get hooked on it a little,” Jameson said.
He has been writing and playing music since he was young, starting with the piano before switching to the guitar, which is when, he said, music just clicked for him.
“This is my full-time job. I devote all my time to it, and it doesn’t really support me but all my time is there,” Jameson said.
After studying music at the Berklee College of Music, he and some of his classmates tried to create his first real band, Tucker Jameson and The Hot Mugs. Due to musical differences, they split up, but not before Jameson found himself in Austin, Texas.
“There is a great music scene in Austin -- they’re just really supportive of musicians and artists,” he said. Jameson has lived there for three years.
With his new band, Tucker Jameson, he said he found musicians who match his own aesthetic and they work together well.
The new album, which will come out early next year, will focus on how the band works together. He said the first album with them, "Son of Superbia," was about his attempt to find his voice.
One of his main challenges now is not only how to make a name for him and his band, but also how to turn this into a career in today’s culture of online music.
“Now it’s all free online and you can find it in a split second. But for musicians, there’s no filter now. How do you cut through it all -- that’s the challenge,” Jameson said. “Anyone can put their music online, but you have to get the word out. Playing shows is the best way to do that.”
That is why Jameson and his band are taking their act on the road on both the West and East coasts. “You have to have a killer act. It's all word of mouth and it's playing live,” he said.
He will be in Connecticut for two shows in Hamden on Oct. 18 and in Brookfield on Oct. 19. For more information about his show dates and where to get his music, visit his website.