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Tell us about yourself
Gavin Tucker and the .45 District is most commonly classified as a folk rock group. Though they have several songs in their catalog venturing close to rock, pop, and country, their roots are most closely grounded around Gavin’s influences in the folk music genres.
Gavin writes real music for real people. Heavily lyric driven in its clearly depicted story structure, their music is meaningful, relatable, emotional, and raw.
They released their first single “Mistake” in December 2018 recorded and produced at Drapp Studios in Tulsa, OK. It told the story of a relationship lost in the wake of an irreconcilable mistake and how no words or actions could salvage and re-piece together what had been shattered.
“Farm Road 306 To Gruene” was their next single in May 2019 again recorded at Drapp Studios but produced by 3116 Music in San Antonio, TX. Based around Gavin’s hometown of New Braunfels, TX, it followed a story around returning home after many years away.
In March 2020 the band released their first EP “Time”. It was fully produced and mostly recorded by 3116 Music with exception to “Farm Road 306 To Gruene” and “Old New Braunfels” which were recorded at Drapp Studios. This album included their previously released single “Farm Road 306 To Gruene” along with four new tracks. “Dancing With The Devil” from the EP drew a lot of attention due the ease of many being able to relate to its story based around the struggle of dealing with addiction. Though many are still drawn to the love story of “Sunday Rain” and the hometown story of “Old New Braunfels”.
Gavin Tucker and the .45 District formed in 2018 when Gavin’s wife, Angela, made a local social media post requesting fellow musicians to collaborate. Though several responded, most were not looking for what seemed to be such an unorthodox venture at the time, but this is what intrigued Dennis McAtee (Bassist) and drew him in. “I’d never heard or played anything quite like it”, he stated while thinking back. Drummers and lead guitarists came and went over the first year until it was decided in late 2019 that Gavin’s right foot and a harmonica were an easier and more interesting solution for the time being