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“The voice of lore at the campfire and the sharp laughter of modern myth…       S. J. Tucker is songs and stories, community and wit.”-Phil Putnam

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NOW PLAYING: a very special batch of new music, available for a limited time.  Welcome to Traveling Songs! Check out the video below and click here to learn more!

 

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IN THE WORKS: S. J. is traveling to Canada for PaganFest 2018 and to Pittsburgh for the Confluence Convention this month, and the month of August will mostly find her back home in the recording studio, hard at work.  She has already shared some new digital song releases for 2018, beginning with “Imbolc Song”! 

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“Tucker is not only fantastic; she’s like a character out of a fantasy novel. She weaves myth and magic into her lyrics as easily as a strain of cello, a lick of something electric, the chuffing of a train engine…Tucker has a knack – no, a genius – for weaving old ways with new.”

C. S. E. Cooneyblackgate.com

“S. J. Tucker sounds like no one else out there.  I’m not sure if she is fairy, shape-shifter, otherworldly, or just a super intelligent, super perceptive young woman…Critics have compared her voice to Joni Mitchell and Tori Amos, her guitar style to Emily Saliers. I believe she is a complete original coming straight from Neverland where Magick is real.”

—Phil King, Audiofuzz.com

 

Latest From S. J.

Traveling Again

Jul 19, 18

It’s a gentle night in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  I’m sitting at the kitchen table in the home of my friends Danny & Rebecca Mullikin.  If you’re at all familiar with the music of Tuatha Dea- and if you recall our shared project, The Green Album, you certainly are- then you know their names and voices well.  We’re embarking on a different kind of shared odyssey this month, making a big drive together up to Canada, where we’ll all appear at PaganFest this weekend, after which Tuatha Dea will all continue on to Kaleidoscope Gathering.  

This week has been our first chance to sit and visit like normal people, without also running around to do sound checks and such, barely getting to see each other smile up close, and it feels like such a gift.  Our lives are jam packed with joy and hardship in our tiny music scene, and we love almost every part of every day, even when we’re exhausted and overtasked, running at breakneck speed to get the show going on time.  Therefore, the so-called slow days are few and far between, and it makes them valuable, at least to me.  And that’s not to say that we haven’t all also been multitasking like crazy while we’re together.  Being pregnant, I’m the only one who’s really done any sitting still at all.  But there’s something about getting to cook dinner with your buddies, when we live and work the way we do, that’s super special.  Tomorrow, the whirlwind catches us again. 

My whirlwind’s been very gentle this year, out of necessity, so despite the brutal aspects of our long drive and border crossing preparations and logistics, I feel pretty well recharged and prepared for this.  To start it off with friends is especially fantastic, and I feel like the luckiest kid on earth. 

I’ll try to post more here and share stories as the journey unfolds.  Let me know if you’re planning to attend PaganFest this week, or if I’ll see you in Pittsburgh for Confluence next week.  Meanwhile, here’s a pic of one of my favorite moments from today, when Danny invited me to run over with him to Music Outlet in Sevierville. 🙂