Detroit Band Jeremy Porter, Tucos To Perform At Wine Cellar Oct. 14

A Detroit-based band will return to Jamestown in the midst of its tour of the Northeastern U.S., this time in a different downtown venue.

Jeremy Porter and The Tucos, who had previously made their Jamestown debut earlier this year at Mojo’s Music Bar, will perform at The Wine Cellar on Friday, Oct. 14, performing three sets from 9 p.m. to midnight.

With influences such as Cheap Trick, Gram Parsons, Merle Haggard and Ted Nugent shaping its own unique sound, the alt-country trio received a surprisingly warm welcome in Jamestown during its first visit – a feat it hopes to recreate in next weekend’s performance. The band has been touring consistently for the past year-and-a-half in support of its second full-length album for Detroit’s New Fortune Records, “Above the Sweet Tea Line,” released in May 2015.

Porter grew up in Marquette, a small town in Michigan’s upper peninsula, where he was a founding member of one of the region’s first punk bands: The Regulars. Performing on guitar and vocals, he moved to Detroit and fronted some of the city’s most popular acts in SlugBug, The OffRamps and Fidrych before forming The Tucos alongside his two bandmates, drummer Gabriel Doman and bassist Patrick O’Harris, in 2009.

Since then, the trio has released two full-length albums, two seven-inch EPs and has contributed to a number of compilations. It has toured the U.S. and Canada multiple times, playing festivals, theaters, clubs, corner bars and coffee shops from Boston to Houston, Colorado to Montreal, Minneapolis to Jacksonville and all points between.

The band has also earned a reputation as a go-to supporting act, having shared the stage with the likes of Lydia Loveless, The Supersuckers, American Aquarium, Jesse Malin, the Deadstring Brothers, Two Cow Garage, Whitey Morgan, LA Witch, Tim Barry, Old Man Markley and others.

For more information on Jeremy Porter and The Tucos, and its upcoming performance at The Wine Cellar, visit thetucos.com or find the event on Facebook. There will be a $3 cover charge, and the show is 21-and-over.