Hailey Tuck 070

Hailey Tuck 070

Look closer to find three song lyrics and two song titles from the album “Junk” and the title of the Hailey’s first original song published in 2015 on the EP “Delancey Street”:

“Nothing can be sadder than a glass of wine alone.” (Cry to Me); 
“He has kissed her with his freedom.” (Cactus Tree); 
“While she’s so busy being free.” 
(also from Cactus Tree); 
Chemical Life; I Don’t Care Much; and Seems You’d Want Me 
Hailey’s first published original).

The story: 

Hailey Tuck

Inspired by 1920s silent film actress and dancer Louise Brooks, Tuck moved to Paris, France at the age of eighteen after dropping out of a Baptist military boarding school. She spent her days in vintage clothing markets and nights singing in jazz bars. In April 2014, she released her debut EP, Hailey Tuck, and performed in Europe and Asia, including Cheltenham Jazz Festival in the UK and Umea Jazz Festival in Sweden. Her four sold-out shows at the Duc Des Lombards in Paris were featured live on the national radio station TSF. She also supported Jamie Cullum at La Cigale.

Tuck released her second EP, So in Love, in October 2014. She made her New York City debut at Joe’s Pub in January 2015. Then in March 2015 she released her third EP, Delancey Street, which featured musicians Eric Harland on drums and Joe Sanders on bass.


Tuck released her debut album, Junk, on CD, LP, and digital download on May 4, 2018. It is a mix of cover songs and original material. It was produced by Larry Klein, mixed by Tim Palmer, and published on the Sony Music record label.

Tuck + Cover, a follow-up EP with additional cover songs, was also released in 2018.

-credit Wikipedia

Hailey Tuck was born in Austin on April 25, 1990. Her training in the arts began at the Zachary Scott Theater under Boyd Vance. She continued her studies at Broadway Austin before we moved to Los Angeles. There, she got an agent and performed in commercials while taking acting & singing lessons. When Hailey was 18 she moved to Paris and began her career as a jazz singer.

-Joe Grady Tuck, Hailey’s Father

The artwork: 

The first print of this illustration will be sold for charity. Please contact lisafromlsu@gmail.com for details.

Digital Print on Archival Matte – Original illustration done with graphite and prisma colors: Pink and Blush Pink because Hailey’s music makes me blush; Silver for the glitter effect; Violet for depth and because it is a flower; Lime Peel because Hailey’s music is clean and as sharp as citrus; Magenta to bring the pink off the surface; and Dark Purple for the darkness of “Trouble in Mind” which she covers on her album, “Junk.”

Artist: Tobin Bortner of Bastrop, Texas – drawing finished in February of 2023 – ©Tobin Signs, LLC/Look Closer Illustrations 

DERIVATIVE Work – photo credit: used by permission

What you get:
$40 (36.95 + 3.05 tax)
11 x 14 Print Package with Authenticity Sheet
signed and numbered (run of 30)
Domestic Priority Mail $8
 (Free shipping)

Hailey Tuck 070

Brilliant song writer, eloquent jazz singer.


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