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Gavin Tucker and the .45 District is most commonly classified as a folk rock group. Though they have several songs in their catalog venturing close to rock, pop, and country, their roots are most closely grounded around Gavin’s influences in the folk music genres.

Gavin writes real music for real people. Heavily lyric driven in its clearly depicted story structure, their music is meaningful, relatable, emotional, and raw.

Behind The Music

Gavin Tucker and the .45 District formed in 2018 when Gavin’s wife, Angela, made a local social media post requesting fellow musicians to collaborate. Though several responded, most were not looking for what seemed to be such an unorthodox venture at the time, but this is what intrigued Dennis McAtee (Bassist) and drew him in. “I’d never heard or played anything quite like it”. Drummers and lead guitarists came and went over the first year until it was decided in late 2019 that Gavin’s right foot and harmonica were an easier and more interesting solution.

They released their first single “Mistake” in December 2018 recorded and produced at Drapp Studios in Tulsa, OK. It told the story of a relationship lost in the wake of an irreconcilable mistake and how no words or actions could salvage and re-piece together what had been shattered. 


“Farm Road 306 To Gruene” followed in May 2019 depicting a story of reflection, change, and the romanticized view of what used to be.

The year 2020 brought with it a lot of perspective.  In March their first EP “Time”, recorded and produced by 3116 MUSIC, was released.  Unfortunately this coincided with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, the quarantine environment provided a much needed time for the band to reflect and hone new skills that are the foundation for the quality of music they produce today.

Since November 2020 "The .45 District" have recorded and produced their music in house from their personal studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  

Gavin Tucker and the .45 District are currently on hiatus.  Rebranding and new music are being contemplated.

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