Rachel Blankenship-Tucker '09, an RU theater graduate, is a member
of the high-energy Appalachian band After Jack -- a female trio with a
unique twist on traditional mountain music.
Blankenship-Tucker started playing Appalachian music when she was
five years old. "I had a few years of experience under my belt before I
came to RU. However, coming to Radford and collaborating with other
Appalachian musicians, really helped to inspire me," says
After Jack's new CD will be released on April 22. The band will be performing on Radford's campus April 18 starting at 8 p.m. in Pridemore Playhouse, Porterfield Hall.