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“Without our songs and stories, we are nothing.” This one phrase tells you what you need to know about S. J. Tucker. Multi-instrumentalist, road warrior, front woman, songwriter and rallying point; yes, she is all of these things. More than anything, she is a storyteller. Named a vanguard of the Mythpunk movement and even “the face of neo-tribal Paganism” by Witches & Pagans Magazine, Tucker is the voice of lore at the campfire and the sharp laughter of modern myth. With one hand anchored in her art and the other held out to you, she is songs and stories, community and wit.
With over ten albums released to date and several more currently in the works, Tucker has received songwriting awards and has traveled the world with her music. For her, it all comes back to the fans, who have lifted her up and shown her their support since the beginning. A dynamic live performer known for her willingness to follow an evocative ballad with a tune about ninjas or pirates, Tucker is never in danger of taking herself too seriously. She is silly on stage, letting it be plain that she loves her job, but she also shows grace and calm, courting and cajoling the audience from song to song. Reviewers compare her voice to that of Joni Mitchell or Tori Amos, her guitar work to that of Emily Saliers. Apart from writing lyrics and music, S. J. loves fire dancing with poi and hula hoop and has given fire performances & workshops across the country. She also loves to read, and she professionally narrated her first audiobook for Brilliance Audio in 2012: Catherynne M. Valente’s The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There.
S. J.’s newest release, the Ember Days film score album, is available for purchase as of April 10.
You can listen to all of S. J.’s music for free at this link, or purchase CDs right here! Thanks for listening!
Latest From S. J.
2013 on the road is being very, very kind to me, you guys. Thank you for being part of it! Major news for now: Ryan and I are safe in L. A., looking forward to BayCon in SF this weekend! New shows confirmed for the next few weeks include house concerts in Reno NV and in Corvallis OR. I’ll be posting the info for those two shows on the Tour page shortly. I’m hoping to stop in Ashland OR around June 1st as well, waiting on confirmation.