LEXINGTON, N.C. -- The parents of the late local jazz singer Joey Tucker are fulfilling his dream by releasing his unheard music this coming weekend.
”He had access to a studio in Trinity where he would do his homework and lay down his own tracks," said Shannon Gregg, Joey's mother. "When he passed he hadn't finished and that was his dream.”
Joey died in 2006 when investigators believe he fell asleep behind the wheel while going home from a performance. He was 18 years old. "They believe he ran off the road and overcorrected hitting a tree," said Gregg.
Gregg and Joey's father, musician Davis Tucker, went back into the studio this year to finish their son's dream. This weekend, on what would have been Joey's 25th birthday his parents are releasing his music in an album titled "The Tracks I Left Behind." All proceeds will go to Joey's favorite charity, the American Children's Home in Lexington.
“As a kid he would go through his toy box and pick out toys," said Gregg. "We would clean them up and donate them so the kids would always have Christmas.”
The release party with be held Sunday at High Rock Outfitters on South Main Street starting at 4 p.m. Food and lots of local musicians will perform. The CDs will sell for $15.00.