The Blues are back in Deep Ellum

Last Friday, I was one of the lucky people that got to attend the grand opening of Tucker’s Blues in Deep Ellum. I say that because it was one of the best shows that I had been to in a long time.

Though I don’t profess to be an expert on blues music, I know most of the popular songs. The show consisted of several singers and a fantastic backup band. The crowd was very diverse and the atmosphere had a lot of energy the entire night.

The space, which is located next to Twister Root and formerly housed Red Blood Club, looks fantastic. But what also makes the place stand out are the owners.  You can tell that the Tuckers know what they’re doing.  For a first night, the service was really attentive without being intrusive. The brother-sister team of Dianne and Larry Tucker and their family are some of the most gracious hosts you will come across.

When we went through the whole rezoning process in Deep Ellum a couple of years ago, these are the types of places and crowds that we wanted to see come back to the neighborhood.

My advice: show up early.  As the word gets out this will be a really tough spot to get into. If you think Deep Ellum is dead, you haven’t been to Tuckers’ Blues.
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