“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.
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#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.”
Latest From S. J.
My name is S. J. Tucker, and I’ve been touring, performing, recording, and releasing original music full time for twelve years.
I would like to introduce my very new touring rig. His name is Shadowfax.
As you can see, mischief got managed, and within plenty of time to prepare for my summer touring activity. It’s still sinking in how cool this is.
My previous touring vehicle, Golde, who’s been extremely dependable and otherwise awesome, enters her new, low pressure position as home-based work truck at 388k miles.
Shadowfax became my new touring rig a few weeks ago. I’ve had two successful runs with him now- one to New York state and back with the band, and one out to the Northwest.
The only way to truly reduce my carbon footprint would be to stop touring entirely. But I’m not doing that, not yet, for all sorts of reasons, most of them good. So, my bandmates and I are on the road in safety & style this summer, with cargo space *and* comfort, thanks in no small part to the steady support of fans & friends the world over. ✨🚘✨🎶✨💙✨
Shortly after Shadowfax came home with me, I asked my Instagram followers this question: If I were to announce a “traveling songs” fundraiser for Shadowfax, with new and unreleased music as incentives, would you all be interested and able to take part?
A whole bunch of you left supportive comments and said yes; thank you.
Here’s what’s happening.
I’m not using GoFundMe or Kickstarter or any other fundraising platform for this.
It’s just you, and me, and Paypal, but mostly just you and me.
I’m offering up the new songs I wrote between February 2015 and February 2016, as part of a song-a-week challenge. All of them are new and all but two are currently unreleased. There are 52 songs all together, all at least two minutes long, most of them quite a bit longer than two minutes. Everything from a steampunk murder ballad to a lullaby for my best friend’s cat. Every genre from fun and folky to full-blown electronica.
Normally, I wouldn’t release my rough recordings and studio demos, but this is a special situation.
See, I have all this new music- quite a bit more than I’ve ever had before after a single year of songwriting, and I know that you, music fans, like to help out when you can. Otherwise, Kickstarter and IndieGoGo and Patreon and all the rest wouldn’t be so popular.
So this whole situation gives me an opportunity to share new music with you a lot sooner than I normally would. And that’s pretty cool.
For $11, you’ll get eleven of my new, unreleased songs.
For $22, you’ll get twenty-two of my new, unreleased songs, hand-chosen by me.
For $42, you’ll get the whole circus. 52 new original songs.