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"Daddy Tried"
Steve was born in Cleveland, Tennessee in 1954 and has made a living teaching, making art and writing original songs.

Daddy Tried
download: (mp3, 3.37 MB)

Steve: rhythm guitar, banjo, bass, drums, vocals
John Oles: Lead guitar


 

"Play Wet"
Steve was born in Cleveland, Tennessee in 1954 and has made a living teaching, making art and writing original songs.

One Day Soon
download: (mp3, 3.37 MB)

Steve: Wahwah guitar, rhythm guitar bass, drums and vocals.
John Oles: 2nd Lead guitar


 

"Recessive States"
If it's about a 45 minute drive to your favorite fishing or watering hole, play this 12 pack of songs.

Steve has spent his 54 years in the Southern Triangle: Tennessee, Florida and Louisiana.

Between the bars, scars, and a few close calls, he's taken notes and recorded a pretty good road map.

He calls these 12 his "Tequila Set."

So, skip the 'training wheels' and crank it up!

 


Will New Orleans
download: (mp3, 3.37 MB)

Rucker - Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, Lead Vocals
Moz Dedeaux: Bass Guit., Keys, Percussion, Backup Vox
Dave Knorr: Lead Guitar
Jeremy Champange: Drums

Black Jackie Sue
download: (mp3, 3.78 MB)

Rucker - Rhythm Guitar, Mandolin, Lead Vocals
Moz Dedeaux: Bass Guit., Keys, Percussion, Backup Vox
Dave Knorr: Lead Guitar
Jeremy Champange: Drums


 

"Love Bait"
These songs listen well after a long hard day's work, a good or bad day fishing, a long hard drive including changing at least one tire, or a lazy Southern afternoon with a couple cold ones nearby.

Steve was born in Cleveland, Tennessee in 1954 and has made a living teaching, making art and writing original songs.

30 years in South Louisiana has given him plenty of ammunition to fill a 10 lb. song book.

On Steve's 2nd CD, he continues his journey in and around the South, stopping to work, ponder, fish, re-charge and drink a few cold ones. . .

Love Bait is the latest chapter in Steve's take on the 'givings' and "misgivings' in this land of plenty.

Love Bait
download: (mp3, 3.37 MB)

Moz: Bass Guit., Backup Vocals
Skeet: Rhythm Guit, WahWah Mandolin
Dave Knorr: Electric Rhythm & Lead Guitar
Jeremy Champange: Drums
Steve: Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Working Man's Bliss
download: (mp3, 3.78 MB)

Moz: Bass Guitar
Dave Knorr: Electric Rhythm Guitar
Steve: Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Jason: Slide Guitar
James Askew: Backround Vocals
Jeremy Champange: Drums


 

"The John Clark
road sessions"
Self-described as "just an old hippie from Tennessee," Steve Rucker, is one of those people you may have been lucky enough to have encountered in your life-travels that just seemed to exude a uniqueness. You know after a short exposure that this guy has a committed vision... critics be damned! Many have felt that commitment, but few pursue it with the effort Steve has put into his life´s works.

With a strong taste for both art and music, he headed in a direction that not even he was sure existed. But, playing by preconceived rules was not an option. Steve was drawn to the rich and varied cultural background of Louisiana in the late 70's and realized it fit him like a favorite old pair of jeans. He has spent untold hours pursuing his artistic and musical muses in what has to be the hottest studio that 'ideas' have ever been conceived and created in! (Believe me, August in that studio has got to be one of the circles in Dante´s Hell!.)
 

Do yourself a favor... warm up the CD player and let yourself be taken along on a little musical excursion to a place it's unlikely you have ever been before. But, the beauty of it is, if you are in the right frame of mind and you close your eyes real tight, you might just find yourself in a place that is not so unfamiliar after all.

-Randy "Big 'Un" Carleton
April 2002


Redstick Blues
download: (mp3, 4.45 MB)

Scott - Slide guitar and bass
Dedeaux - drums
Rucker - guitar and vocals


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