Concert Calendar

Jun
9
Fri
West Plains, MO: Sooj performs at 3 Gates Gathering @ Wite Ravyn Campground
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day
West Plains, MO: Sooj performs at 3 Gates Gathering @ Wite Ravyn Campground | West Plains | Missouri | United States

Join Sooj, Mama Gina, Bran Cerddorion, speakers Prudence Priest & Rowena Whaling, and hosts Willo’ Wellspring & Alfred Willowhawk for some sweet summer magic & music at the edge of the mountains!

Three Gates Gathering is a Mystery School that is the brainchild of Willo’ Wellspring established in 2008. Its mission is to provide an educational opportunity for individuals from every tradition and at every level to learn and grow from each other in a stress free, family oriented environment while also accommodating adult needs.  People and groups of Pagans from all over North America come for this weekend of fellowship, music, and learning.

 

Jun
18
Sun
Southern IL: Sooj at PSG 2017 @ Tall Tree Lake
Jun 18 – Jun 25 all-day
Southern IL: Sooj at PSG 2017 @ Tall Tree Lake | Vienna | Illinois | United States

PSG is an intense and beautiful week long festival, all about exploring your spiritual connection to others and to the planet.  Not only that, but it draws some REALLY GREAT PERFORMERS!  Sooj is thrilled to be back, and to share the spotlight with Spiral Rhythm, Nathaniel Johnstone & Tempest, Sentinel Grove, Damh the Bard, and Arthur Hinds!

Presenters for this year include Sooj’s buddies Tempest, River Higganbotham, the effervescent Selena Fox, and more!

“Each year, the PSG community comes together, creates, and lives in a 21st century Pagan village which is our home for the duration of the weeklong celebration of Summer Solstice. The sacred fire that we light during our Opening Ritual and keep burning throughout symbolizes the solstice sun and spirit of the PSG community.”

Connect with Community!  Don’t wait until the gate opens – connect with the PSG community online via Twitter and on our Facebook Group

Questions or Concerns? Email at psg@circlesanctuary.org and our office staff will get right back to you.

Sooj will be performing all over the place during the week of PSG; she’ll have a morning performance, a noon show, and an evening concert, plus participation in the beautiful new tradition known as BARDAPALOOZA, a giant jam session begun in the Year of the Flood, when all the PSG performers get together and rock out!  

She’ll also be teaching two workshops, times TBA!  Here they are:

Internal Alchemy
In our day-to-day, we often face negativity aimed at our creative pursuits; sometimes it even comes from within. Sooj shares her own practical magic for facilitating the fantastical in the face of such nonsense: how she slays deadlines, cultural conditioning & self-doubt with respect to writing & singing songs for a living. Expect a few lively live numbers & many optional techniques which can be applied not just to writing music or stories, but also to spellwork, ritual craft & all the arts.
 
Balladcraft: Something Old, Something New
Everyone loves a good  story.  We’ve all felt the spell that a story or song can cast upon us as it is shared.  Those of us who don’t fancy being stolen away by the faeries before we’re good & ready have tons of respect for songs & stories handed down through time. Join Sooj & friends as we investigate some good old LONG ballads reborn, as well as some good NEW ballads you may not have heard before! As time allows we’ll also share the stories behind those ballads & give a few presentation tips for aspiring bards & balladeers!

 

Jul
7
Fri
Middleton, WI: Sooj supports Renée Janski, National Women’s Music Festival @ Marriott Madison West
Jul 7 all-day
Middleton, WI: Sooj supports Renée Janski, National Women's Music Festival @ Marriott Madison West | Middleton | Wisconsin | United States

The National Women’s Music Festival is a four-day musical and cultural extravaganza that incorporates all facets of women’s lives. It’s a jam-packed long weekend where choices for things to do range from workshops, concerts, comedy, theatre presentations, a marketplace, newly released films and videos, a live auction, spirituality series, writer’s series and much, much more!

Attendees come from all genders and cultures, cutting across ethnic, racial, sexual, age, and ability boundaries. Likewise, Festival programming reflects many points of view; a diversity of ideas and topics are explored and discussed in a safe environment. Festival is an environment in which philosophies and politics are open for discussion, not mandated or judged.

Sooj, Renée, RJ and friends will perform on the Friday Day Stage, Sooj will give a workshop, and Renée will direct the women’s chorus at the festival!

Jul
13
Thu
Lawton, OK: Goddess Revolution Tour Kickoff Concert with Sooj & Leslie Hudson @ UU Lawton
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lawton, OK: Goddess Revolution Tour Kickoff Concert with Sooj & Leslie Hudson @ UU Lawton | Lawton | Oklahoma | United States

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Put a Pixie from the South and a Goddess from North of the Border together in concert and what do you get?  Let’s find out!  Sooj’s Pixie Magic and Leslie’s Goddess Goodness fuse for the first show ever tonight, in a kickoff concert for Leslie’s #GoddessRevolutionTour!  Don’t miss it!  

 

Singer-songwriters S. J. Tucker and Leslie Hudson are sharing the spotlight for the first time ever this summer as part of Leslie’s #GoddessRevolution tour!  Lusciously combined shows with these two powerful performers are scheduled in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Washington state, and Oregon.  

Leslie Hudson is a powerhouse performer and prolific songwriter bringing rock, jazz, metal, blues, folk, filk and funk to conventions and venues across Canada and the USA.  The body of her work illustrates the mosaic of the feminine spirit across culture, history and myth, digging into the dirt, traversing the shadows, and bringing the truth to light.  There’s a Goddess Revolution going on and this rebel redhead is voicing the stories of characters who continue to inspire it, from archetypes to Inhumans, without apology.  Hudson’s influences, woven into her voice as well as her fingers on the keys, glide from Tori Amos to Loreena McKennitt, Metallica to Simon & Garfunkel.  Armed with a synesthetic palette, she invites her listeners to see through the eyes of heroines, villains, lovers and liars alike, as she breathes new life into stories less often told.

In 2017 Leslie embarks on a six-month North American tour with stops in more than 20 states and 3 provinces.  On tour as at home her performances range from solo shows to singer-songwriter showcases to 10-piece band showstoppers.  Her recent albums are rooted in the diversity of sci fi, pop culture, folklore, myth, and the lessons life brings.  Find out more at http://lesliehudson.com

“Hudson seeks to get under the skin of [her] characters, probe their fictitious souls and, through the raw power of her music, to make them flesh-and-blood, to honor them with real human angst. And the results are nothing short of spectacular.” –Daniel Jun Kim, Pop Mythology

S. J. Tucker, self-motivated singer-songwriter, poet, author and actress, came flying out of the Memphis music scene in 2004, guitar in hand and voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since. Come Monsters, Misfits, and Mythpunks!  Come Witches, Pirates, and Literati!  Come Dreamers fair and Schemers foul!  S. J. Tucker’s got a song for you.  Slinging every sort of tune from a Murder Ballad about robots and thieves to a Shapeshifter’s Riverboat Shanty, this steamy siren slings ’em all from her drumming hands, her dancing guitar, and her soaring voice.  

On the road across the continent full time for a fourteenth year, S. J., called “Sooj” by fans and friends, deftly binds together the varied elements of jazz, folk, and fairytales in her original tunes. No two of her concerts are the same, but listeners and critics compare her guitar work to that of Emily Saliers, her vocal delivery to KT Tunstall and Joni Mitchell. The body of her recorded work spans more than thirteen years and features frequent guest performances by other hardworking indies. S. J. often travels solo, but also shares concerts with her 3-piece band Tricky Pixie, Toronto’s Heather Dale Band, Seattle’s Dogwood & Johnstone, and now the lovely Leslie Hudson!  

“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. Cooney, Blackgate.com

Jul
15
Sat
Albuquerque: Sooj & Leslie Hudson Live @ Tortuga Gallery
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Albuquerque: Sooj & Leslie Hudson Live @ Tortuga Gallery | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States

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Put a Pixie Pirate from the South and a Goddess from North of the Border together in concert and what do you get?  Let’s find out!  Sooj’s Pixie Magic and Leslie’s Goddess Goodness fuse tonight in the name of PIRATE GIRLS AND GODDESSES at the lovely Tortuga Gallery!  Don’t miss it, and please feel free to dress according to our theme.  Yarr!  

Singer-songwriters S. J. Tucker and Leslie Hudson are sharing the spotlight for the first time ever this summer as part of Leslie’s #GoddessRevolution tour!  Lusciously combined shows with these two powerful performers are scheduled in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Washington state, and Oregon.  

Leslie Hudson is a powerhouse performer and prolific songwriter bringing rock, jazz, metal, blues, folk, filk and funk to conventions and venues across Canada and the USA.  The body of her work illustrates the mosaic of the feminine spirit across culture, history and myth, digging into the dirt, traversing the shadows, and bringing the truth to light.  There’s a Goddess Revolution going on and this rebel redhead is voicing the stories of characters who continue to inspire it, from archetypes to Inhumans, without apology.  Hudson’s influences, woven into her voice as well as her fingers on the keys, glide from Tori Amos to Loreena McKennitt, Metallica to Simon & Garfunkel.  Armed with a synesthetic palette, she invites her listeners to see through the eyes of heroines, villains, lovers and liars alike, as she breathes new life into stories less often told.

In 2017 Leslie embarks on a six-month North American tour with stops in more than 20 states and 3 provinces.  On tour as at home her performances range from solo shows to singer-songwriter showcases to 10-piece band showstoppers.  Her recent albums are rooted in the diversity of sci fi, pop culture, folklore, myth, and the lessons life brings.  Find out more at http://lesliehudson.com

“Hudson seeks to get under the skin of [her] characters, probe their fictitious souls and, through the raw power of her music, to make them flesh-and-blood, to honor them with real human angst. And the results are nothing short of spectacular.” –Daniel Jun Kim, Pop Mythology

S. J. Tucker, self-motivated singer-songwriter, poet, author and actress, came flying out of the Memphis music scene in 2004, guitar in hand and voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since. Come Monsters, Misfits, and Mythpunks!  Come Witches, Pirates, and Literati!  Come Dreamers fair and Schemers foul!  S. J. Tucker’s got a song for you.  Slinging every sort of tune from a Murder Ballad about robots and thieves to a Shapeshifter’s Riverboat Shanty, this steamy siren slings ’em all from her drumming hands, her dancing guitar, and her soaring voice.  

On the road across the continent full time for a fourteenth year, S. J., called “Sooj” by fans and friends, deftly binds together the varied elements of jazz, folk, and fairytales in her original tunes. No two of her concerts are the same, but listeners and critics compare her guitar work to that of Emily Saliers, her vocal delivery to KT Tunstall and Joni Mitchell. The body of her recorded work spans more than thirteen years and features frequent guest performances by other hardworking indies. S. J. often travels solo, but also shares concerts with her 3-piece band Tricky Pixie, Toronto’s Heather Dale Band, Seattle’s Dogwood & Johnstone, and now the lovely Leslie Hudson!  

“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. Cooney, Blackgate.com

Jul
21
Fri
Colorado Springs, CO: Sooj & Leslie Hudson Live @ High Plains UU Church
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Colorado Springs, CO: Sooj & Leslie Hudson Live @ High Plains UU Church | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States

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Put a Pixie from the South and a Goddess from North of the Border together in concert and what do you get?  Let’s find out!  Sooj’s Pixie Magic and Leslie’s Goddess Goodness fuse in the name of music and magic at HPUU for one night only.  Don’t miss it! 

Doors will open at 7:00pm. Special thanks to HPUU and CUUPS!

Singer-songwriters S. J. Tucker and Leslie Hudson are sharing the spotlight for the first time ever this summer as part of Leslie’s #GoddessRevolution tour!  Lusciously combined shows with these two powerful performers are scheduled in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Washington state, and Oregon.  

Leslie Hudson is a powerhouse performer and prolific songwriter bringing rock, jazz, metal, blues, folk, filk and funk to conventions and venues across Canada and the USA.  The body of her work illustrates the mosaic of the feminine spirit across culture, history and myth, digging into the dirt, traversing the shadows, and bringing the truth to light.  There’s a Goddess Revolution going on and this rebel redhead is voicing the stories of characters who continue to inspire it, from archetypes to Inhumans, without apology.  Hudson’s influences, woven into her voice as well as her fingers on the keys, glide from Tori Amos to Loreena McKennitt, Metallica to Simon & Garfunkel.  Armed with a synesthetic palette, she invites her listeners to see through the eyes of heroines, villains, lovers and liars alike, as she breathes new life into stories less often told.

In 2017 Leslie embarks on a six-month North American tour with stops in more than 20 states and 3 provinces.  On tour as at home her performances range from solo shows to singer-songwriter showcases to 10-piece band showstoppers.  Her recent albums are rooted in the diversity of sci fi, pop culture, folklore, myth, and the lessons life brings.  Find out more at http://lesliehudson.com

“Hudson seeks to get under the skin of [her] characters, probe their fictitious souls and, through the raw power of her music, to make them flesh-and-blood, to honor them with real human angst. And the results are nothing short of spectacular.” –Daniel Jun Kim, Pop Mythology

S. J. Tucker, self-motivated singer-songwriter, poet, author and actress, came flying out of the Memphis music scene in 2004, guitar in hand and voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since. Come Monsters, Misfits, and Mythpunks!  Come Witches, Pirates, and Literati!  Come Dreamers fair and Schemers foul!  S. J. Tucker’s got a song for you.  Slinging every sort of tune from a Murder Ballad about robots and thieves to a Shapeshifter’s Riverboat Shanty, this steamy siren slings ’em all from her drumming hands, her dancing guitar, and her soaring voice.  

On the road across the continent full time for a fourteenth year, S. J., called “Sooj” by fans and friends, deftly binds together the varied elements of jazz, folk, and fairytales in her original tunes. No two of her concerts are the same, but listeners and critics compare her guitar work to that of Emily Saliers, her vocal delivery to KT Tunstall and Joni Mitchell. The body of her recorded work spans more than thirteen years and features frequent guest performances by other hardworking indies. S. J. often travels solo, but also shares concerts with her 3-piece band Tricky Pixie, Toronto’s Heather Dale Band, Seattle’s Dogwood & Johnstone, and now the lovely Leslie Hudson!  

“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. Cooney, Blackgate.com

Jul
22
Sat
Denver: Sooj & Leslie Hudson @ Living Earth House
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Denver: Sooj & Leslie Hudson @ Living Earth House | Denver | Colorado | United States

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Put a Pixie from the South and a Goddess from North of the Border together in concert and what do you get?  Let’s find out!  Sooj’s Pixie Magic and Leslie’s Goddess Goodness fuse tonight in the name of music and magic at Living Earth House.  Don’t miss it! 

Doors will open at 7:30pm. 40 tickets available.

Singer-songwriters S. J. Tucker and Leslie Hudson are sharing the spotlight for the first time ever this summer as part of Leslie’s #GoddessRevolution tour!  Lusciously combined shows with these two powerful performers are scheduled in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Washington state, and Oregon.  

Leslie Hudson is a powerhouse performer and prolific songwriter bringing rock, jazz, metal, blues, folk, filk and funk to conventions and venues across Canada and the USA.  The body of her work illustrates the mosaic of the feminine spirit across culture, history and myth, digging into the dirt, traversing the shadows, and bringing the truth to light.  There’s a Goddess Revolution going on and this rebel redhead is voicing the stories of characters who continue to inspire it, from archetypes to Inhumans, without apology.  Hudson’s influences, woven into her voice as well as her fingers on the keys, glide from Tori Amos to Loreena McKennitt, Metallica to Simon & Garfunkel.  Armed with a synesthetic palette, she invites her listeners to see through the eyes of heroines, villains, lovers and liars alike, as she breathes new life into stories less often told.

In 2017 Leslie embarks on a six-month North American tour with stops in more than 20 states and 3 provinces.  On tour as at home her performances range from solo shows to singer-songwriter showcases to 10-piece band showstoppers.  Her recent albums are rooted in the diversity of sci fi, pop culture, folklore, myth, and the lessons life brings.  Find out more at http://lesliehudson.com

“Hudson seeks to get under the skin of [her] characters, probe their fictitious souls and, through the raw power of her music, to make them flesh-and-blood, to honor them with real human angst. And the results are nothing short of spectacular.” –Daniel Jun Kim, Pop Mythology

S. J. Tucker, self-motivated singer-songwriter, poet, author and actress, came flying out of the Memphis music scene in 2004, guitar in hand and voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since. Come Monsters, Misfits, and Mythpunks!  Come Witches, Pirates, and Literati!  Come Dreamers fair and Schemers foul!  S. J. Tucker’s got a song for you.  Slinging every sort of tune from a Murder Ballad about robots and thieves to a Shapeshifter’s Riverboat Shanty, this steamy siren slings ’em all from her drumming hands, her dancing guitar, and her soaring voice.  

On the road across the continent full time for a fourteenth year, S. J., called “Sooj” by fans and friends, deftly binds together the varied elements of jazz, folk, and fairytales in her original tunes. No two of her concerts are the same, but listeners and critics compare her guitar work to that of Emily Saliers, her vocal delivery to KT Tunstall and Joni Mitchell. The body of her recorded work spans more than thirteen years and features frequent guest performances by other hardworking indies. S. J. often travels solo, but also shares concerts with her 3-piece band Tricky Pixie, Toronto’s Heather Dale Band, Seattle’s Dogwood & Johnstone, and now the lovely Leslie Hudson!  

“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. Cooney, Blackgate.com

Jul
26
Wed
Sunset, UT: Sooj & Leslie Hudson @ The Hidden Sage
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunset, UT: Sooj & Leslie Hudson @ The Hidden Sage | Clearfield | Utah | United States

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Put a Bard from the South and a Goddess from North of the Border together in concert and what do you get?  Let’s find out!  Sooj and Leslie’s Goddess Goodness fuse tonight in the name of music and mischief at The Hidden Sage.  Don’t miss it! 

Doors will open at 6:30pm. 45 tickets available.

Singer-songwriters S. J. Tucker and Leslie Hudson are sharing the spotlight for the first time ever this summer as part of Leslie’s #GoddessRevolution tour!  Lusciously combined shows with these two powerful performers are scheduled in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Washington state, and Oregon.  

Leslie Hudson is a powerhouse performer and prolific songwriter bringing rock, jazz, metal, blues, folk, filk and funk to conventions and venues across Canada and the USA.  The body of her work illustrates the mosaic of the feminine spirit across culture, history and myth, digging into the dirt, traversing the shadows, and bringing the truth to light.  There’s a Goddess Revolution going on and this rebel redhead is voicing the stories of characters who continue to inspire it, from archetypes to Inhumans, without apology.  Hudson’s influences, woven into her voice as well as her fingers on the keys, glide from Tori Amos to Loreena McKennitt, Metallica to Simon & Garfunkel.  Armed with a synesthetic palette, she invites her listeners to see through the eyes of heroines, villains, lovers and liars alike, as she breathes new life into stories less often told.

In 2017 Leslie embarks on a six-month North American tour with stops in more than 20 states and 3 provinces.  On tour as at home her performances range from solo shows to singer-songwriter showcases to 10-piece band showstoppers.  Her recent albums are rooted in the diversity of sci fi, pop culture, folklore, myth, and the lessons life brings.  Find out more at http://lesliehudson.com

“Hudson seeks to get under the skin of [her] characters, probe their fictitious souls and, through the raw power of her music, to make them flesh-and-blood, to honor them with real human angst. And the results are nothing short of spectacular.” –Daniel Jun Kim, Pop Mythology

S. J. Tucker, self-motivated singer-songwriter, poet, author and actress, came flying out of the Memphis music scene in 2004, guitar in hand and voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since. Come Monsters, Misfits, and Mythpunks!  Come Witches, Pirates, and Literati!  Come Dreamers fair and Schemers foul!  S. J. Tucker’s got a song for you.  Slinging every sort of tune from a Murder Ballad about robots and thieves to a Shapeshifter’s Riverboat Shanty, this steamy siren slings ’em all from her drumming hands, her dancing guitar, and her soaring voice.  

On the road across the continent full time for a fourteenth year, S. J., called “Sooj” by fans and friends, deftly binds together the varied elements of jazz, folk, and fairytales in her original tunes. No two of her concerts are the same, but listeners and critics compare her guitar work to that of Emily Saliers, her vocal delivery to KT Tunstall and Joni Mitchell. The body of her recorded work spans more than thirteen years and features frequent guest performances by other hardworking indies. S. J. often travels solo, but also shares concerts with her 3-piece band Tricky Pixie, Toronto’s Heather Dale Band, Seattle’s Dogwood & Johnstone, and now the lovely Leslie Hudson!  

“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. Cooney, Blackgate.com

Jul
29
Sat
Missoula, MT: Friends & Family BBQ Concert with Sooj & Leslie Hudson @ OAO Temple Haus
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Missoula, MT: Friends & Family BBQ Concert with Sooj & Leslie Hudson @ OAO Temple Haus | Missoula | Montana | United States

Put a Bard from the South and a Goddess from North of the Border together in concert and what do you get?  Let’s find out!  Sooj and Leslie’s Goddess Goodness fuse tonight at the OAO Temple Haus’s annual Friends & Family BBQ.  All are welcome.  Open house all day, BBQ and music at 7:30pm!  Come and enjoy the sunset with us! Sliding scale donations for the Temple and the performers: $10, $15, or $20.  Thank you for your presence and your support!

Singer-songwriters S. J. Tucker and Leslie Hudson are sharing the spotlight for the first time ever this summer as part of Leslie’s #GoddessRevolution tour!  Lusciously combined shows with these two powerful performers are scheduled in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Washington state, and Oregon.  

Leslie Hudson is a powerhouse performer and prolific songwriter bringing rock, jazz, metal, blues, folk, filk and funk to conventions and venues across Canada and the USA.  The body of her work illustrates the mosaic of the feminine spirit across culture, history and myth, digging into the dirt, traversing the shadows, and bringing the truth to light.  There’s a Goddess Revolution going on and this rebel redhead is voicing the stories of characters who continue to inspire it, from archetypes to Inhumans, without apology.  Hudson’s influences, woven into her voice as well as her fingers on the keys, glide from Tori Amos to Loreena McKennitt, Metallica to Simon & Garfunkel.  Armed with a synesthetic palette, she invites her listeners to see through the eyes of heroines, villains, lovers and liars alike, as she breathes new life into stories less often told.

In 2017 Leslie embarks on a six-month North American tour with stops in more than 20 states and 3 provinces.  On tour as at home her performances range from solo shows to singer-songwriter showcases to 10-piece band showstoppers.  Her recent albums are rooted in the diversity of sci fi, pop culture, folklore, myth, and the lessons life brings.  Find out more at http://lesliehudson.com

“Hudson seeks to get under the skin of [her] characters, probe their fictitious souls and, through the raw power of her music, to make them flesh-and-blood, to honor them with real human angst. And the results are nothing short of spectacular.” –Daniel Jun Kim, Pop Mythology

S. J. Tucker, self-motivated singer-songwriter, poet, author and actress, came flying out of the Memphis music scene in 2004, guitar in hand and voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since. Come Monsters, Misfits, and Mythpunks!  Come Witches, Pirates, and Literati!  Come Dreamers fair and Schemers foul!  S. J. Tucker’s got a song for you.  Slinging every sort of tune from a Murder Ballad about robots and thieves to a Shapeshifter’s Riverboat Shanty, this steamy siren slings ’em all from her drumming hands, her dancing guitar, and her soaring voice.  

On the road across the continent full time for a fourteenth year, S. J., called “Sooj” by fans and friends, deftly binds together the varied elements of jazz, folk, and fairytales in her original tunes. No two of her concerts are the same, but listeners and critics compare her guitar work to that of Emily Saliers, her vocal delivery to KT Tunstall and Joni Mitchell. The body of her recorded work spans more than thirteen years and features frequent guest performances by other hardworking indies. S. J. often travels solo, but also shares concerts with her 3-piece band Tricky Pixie, Toronto’s Heather Dale Band, Seattle’s Dogwood & Johnstone, and now the lovely Leslie Hudson!  

“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. Cooney, Blackgate.com

Aug
12
Sat
Kenmore, WA: Tricky Pixie’s back! Special guest Leslie Hudson @ Kenmore Community Club
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kenmore, WA: Tricky Pixie's back! Special guest Leslie Hudson @ Kenmore Community Club | Kenmore | Washington | United States

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Tricky Pixie’s back in town and we missed you!  Come see us, and fall in love with Leslie’s music as well!  

With special guest Leslie Hudson, the wild pixie bards return to their beloved PNW!

Tricky Pixie is Alexander James Adams, Betsy Tinney, and S. J. Tucker. Oft compared to a musical blend of whiskey, chocolate, and honey mead, the trio draws their enthusiastic audiences into a daring and dangerous world of original folk ballads, pirate shanties, jigs and reels the likes of which you’ll hear nowhere else. Alec, Betsy and Sooj take inspiration from the fairytales of many cultures, as well as modern-day literature, and they proudly fuse those tales into original songs and arrangements for voice, cello, guitar, hand drum, mandolin, fiddle, and whistle.

Leslie Hudson is a powerhouse performer and prolific songwriter bringing rock, jazz, metal, blues, folk, filk and funk to her body of her work, which illustrates the mosaic of the feminine spirit across culture, history and myth, digging into the dirt, traversing the shadows, and bringing the truth to light. Hudsons influences, woven into her voice as well as her fingers on the keys, glide from Tori Amos to Loreena McKennitt, Metallica to Simon & Garfunkel. Armed with a synesthetic palette, she invites her listeners to see through the eyes of heroines, villains, lovers and liars alike, as she breathes new life into stories less often told.