Tucker Booth : The Story Behind the Name



He carries with him the honor of being one of the best freestyle battle rap practitioners in St. Louis history, an honor that stretches over a decade and a half. He is also currently the #1 Top Pro Solo Musician Entertainer in LA & Orange County 3 Years running on thumbtack.com. These accolades speak volumes of the man and artist that is Tucker Dale Booth. 

The musician does not look like letting up anytime soon and his latest album, his 14th one at that, titled “Tot Rock” that he said was inspired by his ‘toddler’ and parent music classes at Happy Baby LA in El Segundo goes a long way in reminding his followers of his immense talent. Apart from that, he also has a screenplay in the making....
“Besides promoting the new album, I’m also writing a screenplay with my record label mate John Maxfield: tantrumniche.com  I’m developing a children’s graphic novel series with my 9 year old son and I’ve just gotten my first writing/publishing credit on another voice acting appearance for Season 4 of The Detour”, said Booth.

In our brief but revealing chat with Tucker, he expressed a desire to keep serving the church and growing spiritually, Oh...and a few Grammys plus an Oscar would be nice as well!



Being an entertainer is something that is in-born for the artist and he took us down memory lane to where it all began.
“Ever since I was in Kindergarten I’ve always wanted to be a professional entertainer. While growing up in Portland, Oregon I began my amateur performing pursuit singing and dancing in school talent shows and participating in theatrical endeavors. We moved to the St. Louis, Missouri area when I was 10 and I continued to study acting, comedy, improv, chorus & creative writing all the way through college at Southern Illinois University. I formed my first Rock band at 15 & wrote, recorded & performed original songs live at clubs, bars & school functions.
“At 22 I earned my stripes on the streets of the STL University City Loop; singing and playing guitar for tips in front of the local record store. This led to occasional club, cafe & college bookings. I also co-founded The Frozen Food Section thefrozenfoodsection.com  an Underground Alternative record label & artist consortium that maxed out at 50 active members & hundreds of recorded works (including 13 Indie Rock & Hip Hop albums of my own). I also toured the country entering Freestyle Rap Battles - Winning 12 Rap Battle Championships in 4 states”, said Tucker.

Though it might have taken a while, he is one of the few artists out there that can safely say they are and have been reaping the benefits of their hard labor.
“By age 26 I left St. Lou on a wing & a prayer & moved to Los Angeles, California to chase my dreams. I then spent 3 hard fought years turning every stone trying to find myself & my niche in the entertainment industry. This included years of couch surfing, farmer’s market busking, sleeping in my car & conjuring up a wide array of seemingly certain big breaks. One after the next each dangling carrot eventually dissolved. The first official rays of hope for me appeared in the form of children’s music teaching opportunities.
“These provided me enough financial stability & soul enrichment to establish a network of students/clients in the South Bay region of LA. In recent years I’ve reaped consistent & increasingly stable income from teaching, song writing, voice acting, online music booking & publishing my music for tv, gaming & film. Recently I’ve also joined an international band featuring German, Irish & American collaborators”, he said.

Tucker’s band, ‘Melting Pot’ has published 17 songs so far with ASCAP and has been signed by 2 different European record labels. On the voice acting front, he was a prominently featured voice over rapper/singer on TBS’s The Detour starring Daily Show Alum Jason Jones.


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