Local artist of the week Kate Tucker is a Nashville-based songwriter, singer and guitarist. She fronts Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden and is also one half of the pop duo Little Reader. Tucker’s solo work ventures from shimmering indie pop to explore deeper shades of rock, reflecting Daughter, Cat Power and Mazzy Star with occasional forays into a land inhabited by the Patti Smith, The Velvet Underground and David Lynch. Tucker’s new solo LP Practical Sadness is out April 6. Pre-order the album on vinyl, CD and more through PledgeMusic. Listen to her lead single “In Your Arms” below and all week long on Lightning 100.