Known as "The Wicked Wit of the West" sizzles on the
piano and sings a mean song. Not mean-spirited, mind you, but
the lyrics are far darker and more satirical than you might expect
from someone who looks like the girl on the Alabam Pickle Jar.
Or rather Wholesome, with a capitol W, but dont let appearances
fool you. She is a wit with an edge like vinegar and eighty-eight
spicy keys to back her up.
Voted one of the areas top ten keyboardists in the 1999 Austin
Chronicle Music Poll, Rucker currently lives in the "Live
Music Capital of the World." Her masterful playing and singing
reflect obvious influences from Tom Lehrer, Blossom Dearie, Dave
Frishberg, and Diana Krall, but her songs and her style still
retain a fresh perspective. Her songs Snot Nosed Rag, Codependent
Christmas, Happy Whatever Youre Having and Twenty Naked
Pentecostals have all been played on the Dr. Demento national
comedy radio show, and her c.d. Voyeur Princess is receiving radio
and internet play around the world. Her song If I Could Be Like
Xena, a tribute-parody lovingly dedicated to the infamous Warrior
Princess of television, is included in one of the first MP3 programs,
The Best of Independent American Music, and is helping to revolutionize
the music business. All in a days work for Rucker, who continues
to insist she is really a milksop at heart.