Musical Guest of Honor: SJ Tucker

SJ Tucker. Photo by Pat KightA fairytale-flavored fusion of Folk & Jazz, steadily fueled by self-generated pixie dust.

A dynamic live performer known for her willingness to follow an evocative ballad with a tune about ninjas or pirates, SJ Tucker is never in danger of taking herself too seriously. She lets it be plain on stage that she loves her job, but she also shows grace and calm, courting and cajoling her audience. 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.

Without our songs and stories, we are nothing.

S. J. Tucker has been the glad captain of her own independent music career since 2004, when she left the workaday world behind to travel the continent, singing songs and changing lives. 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.

sooj-pixie-by-Sandra Buskirk

(Top photo by Pat Kight. Bottom photo by Sandra Buskirk)


 

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