Tucker Rountree

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Tucker Rountree
Tucker Rountree of Total Slacker.jpg
Background information
Born 1981
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, artist
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Bass
Labels Marshall Tellar Records-London
Associated acts Total Slacker
Notable instruments
Fender Stratocaster

Tucker Rountree is an American songwriter,[1] artist[2] and videographer.[3][4]

Rountree is known mainly through his involvement in Total Slacker. He's been featured and interviewed on VH1,[5] NBC[6] and given cameos on MTV[7] in regards to his works. He's also known by recording various Modern Jazz projects with grammy winning producer for Leonard Cohen, the bassist Roscoe Beck.[8]

An only child who was raised by his father Philip Rountree in Utah who is a songwriter and painter, Tucker attributes much of his creativity from him.[9] Rountree grew up in a Pentecostal, semi-communal group where he lived in many different homes throughout his childhood and is said to have learned music by ear in that environment playing in church.[10] A chance meeting with Grammy award-winning artist Eric Johnson, eventually lead to a mentorship where Rountree learned and played with him on stage for 2 years touring the United States.[11][12][13][14] Moving to New York in 2008, he started Total Slacker with Emily Oppenheimer.[15] Since then, Rolling Stone declared Rountree as: "hype of the underground with praise to the skies.." Describing Rountree's voice as: "hovering vocals...Listless and languid phrasing".[16] The Village Voice said: "Front man Tucker Rountree manages to echo Lou Reed with languid, fuzzed-out jams."[17] With an album released in London and Japan in 2011, Pitchfork Media described Rountree as: "...An adept guitarist...Giving mood-setting one-note solos that act as complete earworms."[18] "

Keyboardist Phil Davis, who played on Paul McCartney's 1971 solo album Ram, is Rountree's maternal uncle.[19][20][21][22] He is first cousins with actress Kylee Cochran.[23]


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  2. ^ "Impose Records". Impose Records. March 12, 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  3. ^ Gazin, Nick. "Total Slacker's "Secret VHS Collection"". VICE. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  4. ^ "Einstein Music Journal". Einstein Music Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  5. ^ 12/7/11 (December 8, 2011). ""O Music Awards: WTF Wednesday With Total Slacker" | Interview". VH1.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  6. ^ Eisinger, Dale W. (November 9, 2011). "Total Slacker on Aliens, Smashed Guitars, and Thrashin'". NBC New York. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  7. ^ "Weird Vibes – 'WEIRD VIBES Episode 3: Fathers, Sons & Holy Ghost! ' | Video". MTV Hive. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  8. ^ Trachtenberg, Jay (February 18, 2011). "Austin Music Database". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  9. ^ "PSYCH:London's guide to alternative Rock and Roll. Gig Guide, Interviews, Style". Psychkicks.com. September 21, 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  10. ^ Beusman, Mikaila (October 3, 2011). "Chatting With Total Slacker | Bothering". Impose Magazine. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  11. ^ weeklytapedeck on (July 25, 2011). "Total Slacker: "Psychic Mesa"". Altered Zones. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  12. ^ Ted AlvarezVail, CO, Colorado (September 24, 2007). "Guitar hero Eric Johnson plays in Beaver Creek". VailDaily.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  13. ^ "Eric Johnson Electric Band plus Tucker Roundtree at House of Blues New Orleans Tickets | Fri, September 01". Houseofblues.com. July 29, 2006. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  14. ^ "Setlists". Ericjohnson.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  15. ^ "A Sit Down with Total Slacker " Microphone Memory Emotion". Microphonememoryemotion.wordpress.com. July 23, 2010. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  16. ^ "Total Slacker : pop hallucinogène pour fins de soirées enfumées – Rolling Stone ®". Rollingstone.fr. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  17. ^ Peck, Jamie (July 5, 2011). "Highlights From The Holiday Weekend: Good Hair, Better Sightlines At Monster Island And Bruar Falls – New York Music – Sound of the City". Blogs.villagevoice.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  18. ^ Minsker, Evan (September 27, 2011). "Total Slacker: Thrashin' | Album Reviews". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  19. ^ "philip michael davis bio". Philipmichaeldavis.com. November 27, 1950. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  20. ^ "Musicians on McCartney recordings- Song by song * [Archive] – Page 4 – SH Forums". Stevehoffman.tv. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  21. ^ "Ram". Albumlinernotes.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  22. ^ "Ram". Jpgr.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  23. ^ "Kylee Cochran – eNotes.com Reference". Enotes.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14.