Concert Reviews

“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.”


“To say I have a special place in my heart for SJ Tucker would be an understatement of high degree. Over the years, we have found ourselves on many of the same music circuits, sharing many stages and songs. We have inspired each other’s songwriting, and she has even appeared to me in a dream, encouraging me to step fully onto the path of the wandering minstrel…SJ Tucker is also an outstanding live performer. I recommend seeing her the first chance you get.”

Sharon Knight


“Like the hybrid offspring of Bugs Bunny and Doctor Who, S. J. Tucker popped up through a hole in the ground at Life Force Arts Center this past Sunday. After lamenting that it wasn’t Pismo Beach (she’d taken the right turn out of Albuquerque, it seems) she pulled a guitar out from behind someone’s ear and proceeded to play, after reaching down into the hole and pulling up a conveniently located cellist.  At least that’s how it seemed. The singer-songwriter may not have burrowed up through the ground, but she had just come off of performing and teaching at MuseCon for three days. A performer of a lesser caliber of madness and moxie would have called it at that, but Tucker is in fact a Jedi Ninja Princess.”

–Greg Baldino, Chicago: Streaking Ninjas, Stealth Cello, and Salad of Doom


“S J Tucker has a strong voice and engaging presence. [She] can bring something interesting to the local scene and is well worth keeping an eye on.”

Chris Herrington

“Moment of Truth”, The Memphis Flyer


“Tucker has a voice in a million — powerful, hypnotic, untamed and yet utterly controlled. She sings from the gut, but hers is a trained instrument.”

Maria Nutick

Green Man Review, August 15, 2004, review of July 30 concert in Portland OR


“S J Tucker is rather potent. Coming across like a fiery hybrid of Kristin Hersh and Fiona Apple and sometimes madly thrashing at her guitar, Tucker delivers a surprisingly energetic set. …Impressive vocal control, sometimes running up the scale or jumping an octave here and there.”

Kevin Renick

Backstage Pass, Playback (St. Louis)


“You’ve got to love S J Tucker, the songstress who boldly strode onstage and competed against full bands—one woman, one guitar—no fear, no regrets. She has a lot of spunk and a lot to say.”

Kelley Bass

“In Tune”, Arkansas Times (Little Rock)