Gavin Tucker (Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar, Percussion)
The hill country of New Braunfels outside of Austin and the heart of the Texas music scene is where Gavin Tucker was raised. Brought up listening to and admiring the “bad boys” of country, Hank Williams Sr, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings laid the roots and groundwork for him as an artist. As a young boy he began writing short stories and poetry learning to capture experiences, emotions, and imagination in words. His influential teenage years timely landing during the boom of the “Grunge” era, he was completely fascinated and obsessed with its raw and unpolished sound and the energy and emotion it captivated. These pivotal moments in Gavin’s life shapes the music he creates today.
Currently residing in Bixby OK, a suburb of Tulsa, with his wife Angela and two children Logan (daughter age 9) and Ty (son age 5); is where Gavin has slowly built his new studio. Gavin Tucker’s music is a family affair. He is commonly accompanied by his family on regional tours and even at most local performances where his son has a flare of making the family’s presence noticed.
Dennis McAtee (Bass, Backing Vocals)
After graduating from Pittsburg State University, he embarked on a broadcasting career that took him through a half-dozen ill-fated and long-forgotten radio stations, before he settled in at KKOW in Pittsburg, Kansas as a country music DJ and production director for 12 years where he married and they began to raise their six children. In 1999, they decided to uproot the family and move to Tulsa where he hosted a weekend bluegrass show on KVOO for five years, and held the title of Director of Creative Services for many more producing and engineering various radio programs to include “Billy Parker's Country Junction” weekend show. “He could tell stories by the hour about Ernest Tubb and his time touring with the Texas Troubadours”, Dennis said reflecting on the memory of Billy Parker, a Hall of Fame country radio disk jockey, singer, and songwriter.”
In more recent years, as their six children have grown, he has been freelancing as a digital audio editor, copywriter, audiobook narrator, and cover band musician all while playing bass in country, blues, classic rock, and red dirt bands in and around the Tulsa area. In August 2018 he was approached to join Gavin Tucker and Don Curtis to form The .45 District and began to fill the bottom end of the sound spectrum adding more motion and emotion to their already highly emotional brand of country music.