Art Space - Well-traveled area band is 'Comin' Home'

August 08, 2004|by KATE COLEMAN

Treehouse, a Jefferson County, W.Va.-based band led by Terry Tucker, recently released a CD titled "Comin' Home."

The title pretty much follows Tucker's journeys, and the five-member group's name comes from Tucker's nickname - "Tree."

Tucker, who has performed in England, Germany and Italy as well as in the United States, and she returned to her native West Virginia in 2000, settling in Shepherdstown. She wrote the lyrics and music to all songs on the album, sings and plays guitar and keyboards.

Tucker met Ardyth Gilbertson and the they performed as a duo. Gilbertson contributes vocals, keyboards and percussion, and the band was formed in 2001 when Butch Sanders joined them on percussion.

More recently guitarist Matt Robinson and bassist John Quintanilla have signed on.

The band members love performing live, Tucker said, and locally have done a Country Roads Folk Festival in Kearneysville, W.Va., a River House concert and have performed at the Mecklenburg Inn in Shepherdstown. The band performed at an Independence Day celebration outside Shepherdstown.


Treehouse music is hard to categorize.

"We do really powerful instrumentals and really strong vocals," Tucker said. There are folk and jazz influences and a "good world rhythm," she said, adding that the songs have lyrics that make people think.

Songs on "Comin' Home" can be downloaded at the Treehouse Web site, www.tree The CD is available through the Web site, at several area locations and online at

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