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Corin Tucker


  Female      American      Musician

  Born : Nov 09, 1972  


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Corin Lisa Tucker (born November 9, 1972) is a singer and guitarist, best known for her work with rock band Sleater-Kinney.

Tucker was born in Eugene, Oregon, and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Her father was a folk singer. In the early 1990s, Tucker attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where she studied film, political economy, and social change. Although Sleater-Kinney was formed in Olympia, and later relocated to Portland, Oregon, Tucker still describes herself as "a small-town girl" from Eugene, Oregon. Before forming Sleater-Kinney, Tucker played in Heartless Martin with Becca Albee of Excuse 17. Heartless Martin would release one EP, entitled Tonight.

Tucker was also a founding member of Heavens to Betsy, an influential riot grrrl band, which recorded a split single with Bratmobile, and a number of singles for independent record labels. They frequently played shows with Excuse 17, and the two bands both appeared on the compilation LP Free to Fight. Heavens to Betsy would release one album, Calculated, in 1993...


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