Jeremy Porter & The Tucos are a Detroit band playing original Rock And Roll. They love their power-pop but they’re influenced by Gram Parsons, Uncle Tupelo and Waylon Jennings as much as Cheap Trick, The Replacements and X. It makes for an interesting, hooky blend of energy, melody, distortion and twang. Goes great with a cold PBR, whether you are crying in it or raising it up and singing along.
Jeremy Porter grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As a founding member of one of the UP’s first punk bands - The Regulars - Jeremy learned at 16 what a rock bar smells like. By the late 80s he was living near Detroit and playing clubs across the Midwest. For the next 2 decades he would front bands that would gig, record and tour across the country to varying degrees - SlugBug, The OffRamps, Fidrych, and more. In 2010 Jeremy released his first solo album Party of One on Toronto’s prestigious indie label Magwheel Records (Spoon, The Nils) and toured the US and Canada extensively.
In late 2010 Jeremy recruited Jason Bowes (Bass) and Gabriel Doman (Drums) and The Tucos were born. Jason was in The OffRamps and Fidrych with Jeremy and Gabe came from The Hotwalls, a Detroit powerpop-alt-rock band he formed and led for years. The Tucos played dozens of shows across the Midwest in their first year, headlining and opening for national acts like Jesse Malin & The St, Mark’s Social and Whitey Morgan & The 78s. They released a 7" single on Magwheel Records in 2011 and spent most of 2012 recording their first full-length.
Partner In Crime was released in February of 2013 by Detroit’s coveted New Fortune Records on limited edition vinyl, CD and download. The Tucos will spend the next year and more promoting it.