Music by Nora Burns Tucker


Hank and Nora

Acoustic Music with Taste

Hank Sable and Nora Tucker share favorite songs from the rock, blues and folk genres with their audiences. Friends and fans have come out to hear Hank and Nora play music for a number of years. Both Nora and Hank sing lead and harmony, with Hank on lead guitar and Nora on rhythm. Their material ranges from rock to blues, from folk to country with songs by John Fogerty, Alison Krauss, Tom Petty, and Lennon and McCartney. Hank brings strong original numbers to the mix.

Hank and Nora regularly play for the Downtown Neighborhood Association at their monthly meetings. In 2007, they were regulars on the Central BBQ patio. Last year also marked the second appearance with Joyce Cobb at an annual patio concert to benefit Friends for Life.

Nora Tucker moved to Memphis in 1982. As a member of The Touchtones from 1986-1990, she covered material by Bonnie Raitt, The Pretenders, soul tunes from Motown and Stax, and originals by band members. In 1990 she was often a vocalist for Gregg Hansen and the American Reggae Band. Her band, Nora Burns & Lucky Strike, returned to an eclectic mix of rock, blues, and band originals. In April of 2006 she became one of the original singing tour guides for Backbeat Tours. Each guide provides musical history and examples of songs relating to Memphis music. The Hound Dog tour is all Elvis, so Nora can perform a wealth of rock ’n’ roll and Memphis material.

Hank Sable is originally from Philadelphia, PA and moved from Nashville to Memphis in 1993. He is a multi-instrumentalist and musical instrument dealer specializing in vintage guitars. Hank recorded five CDs at Archer Records, two with Becc Lester on vocals. He is a member of the band Cooley’s House featuring Brenda Patterson. Hank volunteers his time playing instrumental guitar at West Clinic. He also plays violin and regularly sits in with Joyce Cobb at Bosco’s Sunday brunch.

Sample Song List

Downtown Petula Clark
Willin’ Lowell George,
  Little Feat
Lucky One Allison Krauss
Ghost in this House  
The Insider Tom Petty
Bad Moon Risin’ John Fogerty
Mohammed’s Radio Warren Zevon
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away John Lennon,
In My Life Paul McCartney
We Can Work It Out  
I’ll Follow the Sun  
Erie Canal Bruce Springsteen/
  Seeger Sessions
Angel from Montgomery  John Prine
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness  
Moondance  Van Morrison
That’s Alright, Mama  Elvis Presley
Hearbreak Hotel  
Tryin’ To Get To You  
It Ain’t Me Babe  Bob Dylan
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
Crazy Patsy Cline