Singer-songwriter - locally grown.
Elijah grew up in Swarthmore, (son of Clair Oaks) and has lived in Brooklyn since college. He loves to return to his roots and share his music with his hometown.
Elijah Tucker grew up equally proficient on drums and guitar. He devoted the beginning of his career to drumming in the jam band scene (he remains a big Phish fan), cutting his teeth in many sweaty funk ensembles before turning his attention to his guitar playing, singing, and songwriting. He has been praised for his diverse musicality. According to The Chronogram, “the rock and R&B realm mixes fluently with poppy funk, reggae, country, and blues.” His knack for sharp hooks and clever song-craft has garnered favorable reviews from a broad range of established music biz veterans. Phish lyricist Tom Marshall has praised Tucker’s voice and orchestration. Gary Goldberg, (DJ, WRPI Albany), has toasted Tucker’s songwriting, enthusing: “Beautiful, crystal clear and strong—hard to pick a favorite.”
From a review of his latest album "Saturn" by www.musicemissions.com :
“Elijah’s songwriting deftly mixes elements of various genres into enjoyable concoctions. “Kicking Snow” is a wonderful number, standing apart in it’s biting blues melancholy. The crafting of this and, indeed, every song on Saturn is truly breathtaking.”