The Ken Tucker Blues Band is a power blues trio out of Indiana consisting of Ken Tucker on guitar and vocals, Jimbo Alonso on drums, and Karen Harris on bass. Over the fifteen years they've been together, they've had a few member changes, but the current lineup is a solid group of veterans that run smoother than a well-oiled engine after a tune-up. They have a catalog of hard-hitting originals and lots of classic covers. The Ken Tucker Blues Band is ready to bring some tremendous rockin' blues to any event you may have.
“You like your blues big and crunchy well here you go Ken Tucker and his Looking For A Brighter Day” - Dan Aykroyd
“KEN IS AN AWESOME SINGER SONG WRITER AND EXTREMELY TALENTED GUITAR PLAYER. THEY BROKE THE MOLD WHEN THEY MADE KEN TUCKER CAUSE HE IS AN OFF THE CHAIN WELL ROUNDED MUSICIAN . AS A MATTER OF FACT I LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC ON A REGULAR BASIS. I CALL KEN TUCKER MR. BLUES MAN.” - LAWRENCE J.KING
“Ken plays from his "Bro Ken" heart and a road worn string of smokfilled bars and juke joints that he left, after raising the roof and leaving no prisoners. Few musicians survive that path...so you can believe me when I tell you that he is the last man standing!!” - Doc Sigmier
“As I remember your playing, here's what springs to mind: Ken is a nimble and colorful guitar player. His heart resonates through the strings and that's what makes his music speak!” - Randy Stonehill
Band Members Bio's
Ken Tucker aka stormy blue
Ken Tucker started playing guitar on a non-functional electric guitar at the age of eleven. It didn't produce any sound but a hum through an amplifier but it had strings and that was good enough. Over the next several years he strived to hone his craft by nearly non-stop practicing during any free time he had. By the time he was twenty he was playing professionally with local and regional artists. He was writing and recording albums by the late 1980s. He's now a well seasoned veteran bluesman having recorded nine solo albums and played on around forty other albums by other artists as a guest or a session player. Ken has been featured on Dan Aykroyd's radio show and shared the stage with other artists including Larry Norman, Shawn Mullins, Darrell Mansfield, Lindsay Ell, and many others. His albums have been on a variety of national charts in several countries and has enjoyed lots of domestic and international airplay.
Jimbo Alonso aka Jimbo19
Jimbo Nineteen, born in the Bronx, N.Y. has played drums since the age of 11. He is the "child like dreamer" of the band. In 1987, he moved to Bloomington, In where he has resided since with the exception of about 3 yrs at separate times. He is fluent in a bunch of different genres, but at heart, he will always be a Metal Head !!! He loves playing live. Entertaining people is a passion for him. He is flashy, and solid on the kit. His influences range from Tommy Aldridge, Tommy Lee, Joey Jordison, Charle Benate, Neil Peart, Dave Lombardo, and many many more. He joined up with Ken Tucker in about 2009 and has had a passion for learning to play the blues since. His exceptional timing and solid style make him a great addition to any band.