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Cheryl Rucker

Cheryl RuckerI am a native of Oakland, California.   I started singing in church at a very young age, playing piano and directing and teaching songs to various choirs at my church.  I attended college in Dallas, Texas graduating with a Bachelors degree in elementary education but music was and always has been my first love.  When I am not singing, I work as a legal secretary.  Through church, I became best friends with one of the original background singers, Gloria Jones, which gave me the opportunity to attend a lot of concerts.  As a result I became familiar with quite a bit of the Jerry Garcia Band material which at the time I did not know would come in handy.  When one of the original background members left the group, my friend Shirley Starks, started singing with Melvin and Gloria.  When Gloria left I became her replacement and the rest is history.  I have known Melvin since our teen years in and around the church environment and am thrilled for such a long lasting friendship and also to be able to sing with him on a professional level.  Jerry’s music is phenomenal and I hope to sing his music for years to come.

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