New Release CD
Stephanie Tucker Little
is in the studio now recording her second CD to be
released in 2014!!
Stephanie Tucker Little Newsletter Article in
Songwriters of Wisconsin International
Stephanie Tucker Little
has been performing in the Virginia Beach area,
in and around Tidewater and the Outer Banks of
North Carolina for many years. A native of
Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia, Stephanie
has also performed her music in California and
Florida, playing hotel chains, nightclubs,
festivals and concerts.
Performance in Old Town
Petersburg - view
more photos here.
Performing on various television shows and on
radio, Stephanie sings vocals, accompanying
herself on the Guitar, Piano, Autoharp,
Banjo-Guitar and other stringed instruments.
Stephanie enjoys a
fine reputation as a solo artist, performing
Acoustic Adult Contemporary, Country, Bluegrass,
Folk, Blues, Classic Rock, Celtic, Jazz and
Gospel music. She won Port Folio's Magazine
"Best Female Guitarist" and also won recognition
in various magazines and newspaper publications
as a solo entertainer.
concerts locally at the Norfolk Harborfest for
over a decade, the Neptune Festival for 10
years, Hampton Bay Days, Chesapeake Jubilee,
Portsmouth Portside events and numerous clubs
over the years, including several years
performing at hotels, nightclubs and restaurants
on the Outer Banks, NC., Stephanie enjoys the
"joy of playing" and continues to win her
numerous musical instruments that include the
Celtic harp, harmonica, Bouzouki, Mandolin
Banjo, Ukulele Banjo, Guitar Banjo and
credits include performing as a regular
entertainer on the TV show "Dick Lamb Show," the
"Three In The Morning" TV show and television
commercials, including Kline Chevrolet and the
Christian Broadcasting Network's 700 Club (CBN)
and TV ads for the Portsmouth Bicycle Race and a
TV ad for Harborfest events to name a few.
recorded her latest project, "When Sea Shells
Dance" and released the CD in January of
New Release CD
webpage for details on "When Sea Shells Dance."
Stephanie contributed to the Epilogue for
editor Sean M. Huevel's new
Life After J.E.B. Stuart,
and is also featured in a recent
Hopewell News article (see
referencing the book!
Stephanie's words will also
be threaded through the
upcoming book, The Stuarts
of Virginia, by Sharon
Stephanie Tucker Little hits the
By Sarah Steele Wilson
Mar 26, 2012, 14:21
Stephanie Tucker Little started
playing piano when she was three.
She’s still playing music now,
although she’s expanded the number
of instruments she plays to more
than seven and switched her primary
focus to the guitar.
“It was always there,” the
self-taught singer-songwriter said
of her musical gifts.
The Colonial Heights resident’s
first album, “When Sea Shells
Dance”, receives air play in 17
countries, including the
Netherlands, where she was asked to
do a commercial for a radio station,
and Belgium, where she is quite
popular. Little said she regularly
receives playlists from stations in
Europe, telling her when her songs
The music that people are enjoying
in this country and across the world
was committed to record right here
in Prince George County, where
Little recorded in the home studio
of her friend Cham Laughlin.
“He was very talented and played
lots of instruments,” Little said of
her friend, who passed away in 2009.
“It was a very enjoyable experience
playing with him...We had a great
The seeds for the record were
planted when a church picnic in
Petersburg moved inside to escape
the heat of the Virginia summer.
Little was drawn to the piano in the
host’s living room. The church choir
gathered around her as she played. A
friend of hers who was involved in
book promotion said he wanted to try
promoting her music. To do that, she
had to have a record.
“I always wanted to do it, but I was
too shy,” Little said of recording.
Although she and that friend never
worked together, that was the push
Little needed to create something
that is currently enjoyed all over
“I’m glad that he gave me that push,
because without it, I wouldn’t have
put it on an album,” she said.
From the piano, Little moved on to
other instruments, buying a ukulele
with the money she received for her
12th birthday. When she was 15, her
parents gave her a guitar and it was
love at first strum. According to
Little, nothing was more natural.
“It’s in me to play,” she said. “I
have to do it. If I did it in a
closet and never let anybody hear
me, I’d have to play.”
Little was always shy about her
musical abilities and first began to
share her talent with Marrow Stuart
Smith, a woman Little regards as a
close friend and “unofficial
grandmother,” but who many know as
the first grandchild of legendary
cavalry commander General J.E.B.
“Marrow was the most remarkable
person I have ever met!” Little
wrote in the epilogue of Smith’s
memoirs, published as “Life After
J.E.B. Stuart.” “In the end, it was
Marrow who encouraged me with my
music, giving me the confidence I
needed at such a young and fragile
time in my life.”
Little’s memories of Smith will also
be included in a soon to be
published second book by Sharon
Stuart McCree called “The Stuarts of
Little is currently preparing to
head back to Prince George County to
record a second album. This one will
be a little more personal than the
first, which includes folk classics,
covers of songs by the Beatles and
others, as well as some
instrumentals she composed herself.
“I’m doing a lot of my songs on this
next album,” Little said. “Trying to
put the shyness aside, I’ve written
words to these songs.”
At least one of the songs was
inspired by an event that took place
in Little’s own neighborhood.
Another was inspired by her memories
of Marrow Stuart Smith’s garden.
Family, friends, faith provide
Little with inspiration, as does
water, which is a lyrical motif in
many of her songs.
“I have to be near the water,” she
said. “It comforts my soul.”
Little lives in Colonial Heights
with her husband and a Yellow Nape
Amazon Parrot called Corkey, who
likes to sing along with Little and
has a performance routine of her
More information about Little, and
her music, is available at
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