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Tuck & Patti, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2018

Tuck & Patti at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival
Tuck & Patti at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival

Tuck and Patti need no more than each other and a guitar to make magic. Married and making music for nearly 40 years, Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart perform as one with his masterful guitar playing and her fluid, free vocals.

They were first up on the QUAD stage and started with a blessing for the stage as Newport Folk Festival kicked off in it's classic style with a curve ball of a jazz artist. Later that same day, their niece, St. Vincent, closed the very same stage with her aunt and uncle watching side-stage. Early in her journey, Annie Clark was a roadie for Tuck and Patti and clearly shares Tuck's guitar shredding chops. They all recently did a children's record together that Annie described as a "kids record for parents with taste."

The duo opened its set with "Heaven Right Here," one of the early 90's tunes that had Tuck and Patti on the charts and all over jazz radio. The set was both minimalist and intricate, full of improvisation and stunning guitarplaying that had many of us wondering, 'How does he do that?'


  • "Heaven Down Here"
  • "Better Than Anything"
  • "Love Warriors"
  • "Europa" (Carlos Santana)
  • "You Take My Breath Away"
  • Credits:

    Technical Director: Josh Rogosin; Audio Engineers: Steve Remote, Ken McGee, Jon D'Uva, David Raidman, Steve Kolakowsky; Production Assistant: Téa Mottolese; Location Recording facilities Provided by / Aura-Sonic, Ltd.; Producer: Suraya Mohamed; Photography: Adam Kissick.

    Special thanks to TuneIn's Newport Folk Radio. Listen to Newport Folk Radio year-round via or the TuneIn app.

    Copyright 2021 WFUV and Folk Alley. To see more, visit .

    Rita Houston
    A nationally recognized tastemaker with a broad knowledge of and passion for music, Rita Houston shapes the musical direction of WFUV's acclaimed City Folk® format. With the help of staff, Houston selects the songs that become part of City Folk®, establishes theme days and creates popular features like "New Release Monday" and "Guilty Pleasures Day." Well-known for her rapport with artists, she books the on-air interviews, hosting a number of them herself. Houston also serves as executive producer of the nationally distributed City Folk Live concert series, and produces annual benefit CDs of performances from WFUV's Studio A.
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