At 21, Ethan Tucker is a self-taught singer, songwriter and musician. He will release his first CD solo album, "Lost Between," at a CD release party at The BrickHouse in Bellevue on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. Tucker has been working on releasing a solo album off and on for two years.
"It's got a lot of intimate acoustic songs," Tucker said. "It's a solo project done in real folk style like old Bob Dylan—just a musician and his guitar."
Tucker wrote and performed all 11 songs on "Lost Between" and produced and recorded the album at a friend's in-home studio in Twin Falls. The title of the album is also a song, which Tucker records with his brand of deep emotion and strong vocals.
"The album is about coming into yourself and the experiences you have along the way," he said.
Tucker has an amazing sense of reggae rhythms and sounds, which can be heard throughout "Lost Between" and especially in his live performances with his band, the Grassroots All-Stars.
Many valley music fans may know Tucker and the Grassroots All-Stars from their playing at events and openings throughout the Wood River Valley.
"I have spent a year playing in the Wood River Valley," Tucker said. "It's been going extremely well."
Tucker said he feels awesome about his music and is very happy the project came together.
"It's weird to get recognized around town," he said. "I had an experience recently where a bunch of young girls recognized me and started screaming. It really freaked me out."
Tucker is working on an album with the Grassroots All-Stars and said he hopes people will keep coming to his shows because he loves performing for people.
"Lost Between" will be available at the CD release party on Saturday, the free music Friday giveaway on KSKI on Nov. 12, CDBaby.com and DigStation.com.