Date:   4/25/2015

World's leading fingerstyle guitarist and honey-toned vocalist, Tuck & Patti, at Thrasher this weekend

Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart of the world famous duo, Tuck and Patti, will perform this Saturday evening at the historic Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door.

Tuck Andress has been one of the World’s leading fingerstyle guitarists for over three decades. He has developed a unique style that allows him to play lead, rhythm and bass parts simultaneously, often at dizzying speeds, but never sacrificing warmth and sensitivity in the process. With his technique of plucking, strumming and slapping the strings, often with both hands, he makes the guitar sound like several people playing together, not just one. He's been highlighted in numerous guitar magazines and websites and author of a highly acclaimed and detailed fingerstyle instruction video.

Pat Cathcart grew up in San Francisco, sang in her church choir and school chorus, and studied violin for quite a few years. She also learned a bit of piano and guitar. But it was obvious early on that, due to her beautiful voice, her career would be in singing. Although she attended college during 1967-1968, she soon dropped out to become a professional singer in the San Francisco Bay Area, appearing in a countless number of settings. In 1978 she met Tuck at an audition, and within a few months they were practicing songs as a vocal-guitar duo. Although they were soon performing in public and were married in 1983, Tuck & Patti waited until 1987 before making their recording debut, wanting to be sure that they had something original and unique to offer. She has one of the warmest, richest voices in jazz today, and her honey-toned, nimble vocals are matched by her partner and husband Tuck Andress’ guitar artistry.

Performing jazz, folk music, soul, R&B, some suitable pop music, and originals that were often written by Cathcart, Tuck & Patti caught on at first locally and then nationally. Their string of recordings for Windham Hill Jazz made them famous outside of California, and recently they have been recording for T&P/33rd Street. While Tuck & Patti's style is largely unchanged since the 1980s, their repertoire has steadily grown and their enthusiasm for their often-surprising music has not lessened.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsorship provided by Bergstrom Automotive.

Tickets for this special concert are only $30 and available at the Thrasher office, Horicon Bank (Green Lake); Pick N’ Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279, or online at www.thrasheroperahouse.com. 

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