Former Truckers' members form new band
Friday, August 9, 2013
– Former Drive-By Truckers Shonna Tucker and John Neff unveiled their new band Eye Candy with "A Tell All" slated for release Oct. 15 on Sweet Nectar Records.
Eye Candy will showcase during the Americana Music Festival in Nashville on Thursday, Sept. 19.
The band recorded a cover of Roll On for the new "High Cotton: A Tribute to Alabama," to which Lucero, Jason Isbell and Old Crow Medicine Show also contributed songs.
"A Tell All" features 10 songs about love and jealously, nights spent on the road and nights spent in the kitchen, the things men do to women and women do for men. "All these songs came fast, in a few months time," said Tucker, 'There was no theme or plan at all. Inspiration came from what was happening around me and that was a lot of different things. The first single, Since Jimmy Came is about a very young and single mom who thought she had found true love until she had her son. The realization of priorities. Nature at it's finest."
Eye Candy includes Tucker, who played with the Truckers for eight years, on bass and vocals, John Neff on guitar and pedal steel, Bo Bedingfield on guitar, Neil Golden on keyboards and Clay Leverett on drums. Bedingfield is singer/songwriter and leader of the Wydelles. Leverett led the Athens rock band Lona for eight years before starting honky-tonk band the Chasers. Golden, former member of the Glands and Elf Power, also writes and sings for Golden Brown.
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