Tuck Andress was born in Oklahoma and studied classical guitar at Stanford University before traveling to Las Vegas to audition for a show band in 1980. He is half of the duo Tuck and Patti, a very special jazz singer/guitar tandem that perform mostly covers of contemporary standards.
Tuck has a unique and complex fingerstyle technique matched only by Sylvain Luc. For a deep analyze of his own technique, see http://www.tuckandpatti.com. But Tuck is not only a virtuoso. His sound and musicality are unmatched. Tuck Andress also released several solo albums for Windham Hill, and the duo signed to Epic in 1995.