“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
IN THE WORKS: S. J.’s on the road in her new touring vehicle this summer, currently in the Pacific Northwest, and she’s been doing preliminary recording work on her next mythic folk record! Click here to check out her exclusive Traveling Songs fundraiser! She has shows in Washington, Utah, Colorado, Illinois, and Georgia before the summer is out, including concerts at Dragon Con! View the Tour Schedule here as it fills up.
NOW AVAILABLE: Tuatha Dea & Nightsong Studios present THE GREEN ALBUM! Your download, or your purchase of the disc directly from the artists, sends a 25% donation to the Rainforest Trust! Get the album here today!
#thegreenalbum features new music from S. J. Tucker, Tuatha Dea, Wendy Rule, Sharon Knight, Winter Jp Sichelschmidt, Celia Farran, Bekah Kelso, Ginger Doss, Damh the Bard, Kellianna Girouard, Spiral Dance, Spiral Rhythm, Murphey’s Midnight Rounders, Brian Henke, and Mama Gina LaMonte!
“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.”
“One of the foremost songwriters in the world of cabaret, Mythpunk, Faerie, Pagan, and general kickassery, S. J. has released over ten albums and isn’t stopping anytime soon! If you like silly, sweet, fierce, funny, magical, mythical music, then S. J. Tucker is sure to enchant you.”
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I’ve got concerts in Tennessee, California, and Washington state coming up. Here’s where I’ll be.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17 – HUMBOLDT, TN
Wheel of the Year Fest
129 Harris Grove Road
Join us as the Harvest Moon rises!
Gates open as early as 3pm for those who’d like to gather in the afternoon. Music starts at 7pm.
Camping allowed on premises. Bring all that you would need to camp if you choose to do so. Port-a-potties on site as well. Bring good attitudes and happy vibes, chairs or blankets to sit on, flow toys, snacks, and drinks. Please carpool as parking is limited. On arrival, please follow the directions of parking attendants and do not park on the road. Recycling available on site. Smokers, watch your butts! NO MOOP (matter out of place)! Kids welcome; drunken stupidity discouraged.
On September 25th weekend, I’ll be in Ohio for the wedding of two sweet friends of mine – the proposal actually happened in my kitchen! After that, it’s off to California for HEXENFEST!
SEPT 30-OCT 2, GEYSERVILLE, CA
20889 Geyserville Ave
GET TICKETS HERE.
Sooj’s concert is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st, from 4pm-5:15pm. Don’t miss concerts by Pandaemonaeon and Wendy Rule during the event!
Hexenfest is a music and arts festival dedicated to exploring the intersection of art and magic. Myth and legend, folklore and fairytale, experiences of the numinous, all find a home here. We celebrate artists who explore the wild unknown, those who look to the realms of myth and dream and reflect their otherworldly visions into our world.
SAT OCT 8, 7PM – RANIER/YELM, WA
SIDHEHAVEN FULL CIRCLE – THE REMIX
13626 THISTLEDOWN LN SE
From our hostess, Sherry Kirk:
In 2014 Sidhehaven celebrated it’s reawakening with an amazingly awesome house concert featuring some of our favorite performers. It was so much fun that we want to try and do it again with the musicians S. J. Tucker and Bekah Kelso (plus cellist Betsy Tinney). Unfortunately Sooj & Bekah live far far away from our beloved pacific northwest and normally travel expenses are too high for them to be able to come and perform. I talked with Sooj & Bekah and told them I feel certain that people would be willing to buy tickets far in advence so that we can raise the money needed to get them both up here. I’m setting up this GoFundMe to sell the tickets for the concert. All of the funds raised will go to the musicians. Tickets are limited because we can only fit so many people in the house. For $50 you get a ticket to the concert and a limited edition commemorative mug I’ll be designing specifically for this event. $25 gets you a seat at the concert only, and $30 gets you a commemorative mug, even if you can’t attend the show in person.
SUN OCT 9, 7PM, REDMOND, WA
MYTHPUNK MASQUERADE CONCERT
15748 REDMOND WAY
“If punk is about finding out how far you can go, then Mythpunk is about finding out how far you can run with mythology, folklore and fairytales in your own art and music.” –S. J. Tucker
The Mythpunk Masquerade comes to Soulfood Coffeehouse!
S. J. Tucker
Johnstone and Dogwood with Tempest
Sharon Knight and Winter
all with our favorite cellist Betsy Tinney.
Wear your faerytale finest, and we will enchant you with songs from the land of myth and dream!
This show is offered as a suggested donation of $10 – $20. Pay what you can!
WEDS OCT 12, 7:30PM, TACOMA, WA
MYTHPUNK MASQUERADE CONCERT
CRESCENT MOON GIFTS
2502 6TH AVE
Come share an enchanting evening with Sharon Knight & Winter and S. J. Tucker & Betsy Tinney at the wonderful Crescent Moon Gifts in Tacoma.
Rumour has it they will be sitting in on each other’s sets. Also, they each have new CDs in tow, including the Pagan compilation The Green Album
which also features Wendy Rule, Kellianna, Tuatha Dea, Damh the Bard, Heather Dale, & many more.
SUN OCT 16, 6:30-11:30PM, SEATTLE
WAKING PERSEPHONE’S UNDERWORLD BALL
SOOJ, THE GHOSTS PROJECT, NATHANIEL JOHNSTONE BAND
HALE’S BREWERY PALLADIUM THEATRE
4301 LEARY WAY NW
A rocking evening to celebrate the conclusion of Waking Persephone with live music, performances, vending, and much more! Dress up, chill out, and have a great time! Our event is all ages! 2016 Musical Guests: S. J. Tucker, The Ghosts Project, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band, and tunes spun by DJ Pan!x
**VIP Tickets include early doors (at 6pm with band member meet & greet), signed poster, and swag – proceeds benefit our scholarship fund.
Waking Persephone is a different kind of dance event experience, with a core focus on education and exploration, creating community while breaking borders. You’ll find an intensive series of classes, lectures, and activities featuring both new and established faces in the genres of dark, gothic, steampunk, experimental, theatrical, and ritual dances. Over the course of the event, there are ritual/community gatherings, gala shows, live music performances, workshops, master classes, panel discussions, vending, an afterparty ball, and more. The Underworld Ball is the culmination of this gloriously nurturing creative weekend!
After Waking Persephone concludes, I’ll fly home to perform in east Tennessee!
OCT 21-23, COSBY, TN
CERREN ERED CAMPGROUND
5101 MATHIS BRANCH RD
Cerren Ered is an alternative event venue and campground, located on 32 private acres in the Great Smoky Mountains, only 20 minutes from Gatlinburg, TN. Join S. J. and the CE community for Samhain Nights: at the Crossroads! CE’s location is in a temperate rain forest, so be sure to pack bug spray and wet weather gear. Learn more at the Facebook group!
I conclude my month in Indiana at a private Samhain event, and then I have just two more tour dates this year, in November, at home in Arkansas and abroad in Maryland. All of my concert info is on my tour calendar page, here.