Toronto-based songwriter Tucker Green has been described as “thriving on carefully crafted, but beautifully executed, storytelling that walks the fine line between country and Americana.”
He’ll walk that fine line this Saturday (July 21) when he plays the Willow Street Café in Chemainus as part of his cross-Canada summer tour from Toronto to Vancouver Island.
Green didn’t hesitate to plan a date in Chemainus, as his wife grew up in Ladysmith.
“I can’t wait to play a show in Chemainus,” says Green. “We are here so often to visit family, but getting a chance to put on a show for the community is going to be so much fun.”
When people say that Green works hard, they really mean it.
The 27-year-old songwriter is right in the middle of his second cross-Canada tour in less than a year, visiting cities between his current home in Toronto and Langley, where he grew up.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing familiar faces from the last time we travelled across but am also hoping to make some new friends along the way,” says Green.
Green recently moved from Langley to Toronto to pursue music, and he has been surprised by the momentum already. His community has broadened, and the opportunity to work with new artists has been positive.
This tour is mainly solo shows, occasionally accompanied by other artists.
Green says this is one of the first tours where after announcing dates, he started receiving e-mails from other bands saying they would be in the same cities on the same dates.
“You really feel like you’ve cultivated an incredibly large music community when things like this happen,” he said. “Even though the road can be exhausting, knowing that other people are invested in music enough to be travelling around as well is amazing.”
Green is known for his well-crafted songs and engaging live performances.
“It is rare to attend a show without being prompted to sing along or laugh as he relays an endearing anecdote,” states his press release. “Fans make a point of coming out to see him when he’s in town because they know that it will be an entertaining night of great songs, skilled musicianship and warm community.”
Green’s show this Saturday at the Willow Street Café starts at 7 p.m., and admission is by donation.
For more information, visit www.tuckergree