Al Tuck (born December 23, 1966), is a Canadian songwriter and folksinger, from Prince Edward Island. He has spent much of his career based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Tuck was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, the son of editorial cartoonist and Anglican cleric Canon Robert Tuck. Al Tuck attended the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and began appearing in Halifax coffeehouses and college pubs, either as a solo performer or with his first couple of bands, namely The Columbia Recording Artists (band name suggested five minutes prior to taking stage for their first gig @ University of King's College Wardroom in Halifax, N.S.) and The Bluegrass Lawnmower.
His formation of trio Al Tuck and No Action (with various musicians such as Tracy Stevens, Dave Marsh, Doug Under, Henri Sangalang, Matt Murphy, Charles Austin, Paul Mandell, Phil Harmonica, Harry Norris, Devon Henderson, Angus Parks, Lukas Pearse and Brock Caldwell) coincided with increased attention on the burgeoning Halifax independent music scene in the early 1990s. This led Tuck to a recording deal with Murderecords, the boutique music label managed by Halifax pop act Sloan, as well as a nomination for an East Coast Music Award and an appearance at Lollapalooza.
Tuck's song "Buddah" is featured on the soundtrack of the Bob Dylan-themed documentary Complete Unknown.
Tuck was formerly married to singer Catherine MacLellan, daughter of renowned P.E.I. songwriter Gene MacLellan. They have one daughter, Isabel.
Tuck released Food for the Moon in 2009. In a favourable review, Now magazine wrote, "Tuck's voice - thin, rough-hewn, distinct - reaches out intimately, and his songwriting never drops beneath top-shelf."
In 2010, Tuck was the voice of Milkman Cat in the Spike Jonze-produced animated short, Higglety-Pigglety Pop!.
In June 2013, his studio album Stranger at the Wake was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.