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Online show TODAY (July 28) + new interview!

Jul 28, 22

Hi, yall! I’ve got a virtual show today at my favorite hometown museum! Catch it today at 2pm central OR tonight at 9pm central if you can: onlineconcertthing.com/product/s-j-tucker-2022-07-28-0900-pm-cdt/

Check out the preview video I made for everyone to enjoy: youtu.be/8nQuBxO0fsQ

You’re also welcome to join my Patreon (a few of you have already done that this month, and I’m so happy! Thank you!) Patrons at all pledge tiers get access to all my show videos the month after they air:

Lonnie Scott, gentleman and scholar, host of the Weird Web Radio podcast, welcomed me as a new guest this month! We had a GREAT conversation. Check it out here or anywhere you get your podcasts. (Seriously, Lonnie asks great questions and this is one of my favorite recent interviews!) weirdwebradio.com/episode-78-sj-tucker-talking-trickster-prayers-music-and-magic/

July 28 online show & more!

Jul 9, 22

Greetings from the hot armpit of southern summer, sweet friends. Thank you for reading me today. I’m in my little studio with all (electric) fans on deck as I write.

MUSICAL NEWS

If you haven’t already found it on your own, I’m happy to let you know that I gave my Bandcamp digital single “Chalk on the Sidewalk” a wider digital release recently! It’s now streaming on all the major platforms!

I’m also hard at work on a music video for my song, “Alchemist Eyes” to be released for free on YouTube & Vimeo! Please make sure you’re subscribed to my channel in either place (or both!) so you don’t miss the release.

If ever you’d like to hear more about what I’ve been working on or get access to rare recordings & unreleased works in progress, I’d love to welcome you to my Patreon family. I share new goodies each month, and you may pledge anything from $1-$20: https://www.patreon.com/sjtuckermusic

CONCERTS COMING UP!I have one lovely online show for us to look forward to this month, on Thursday, July 28! There will be TWO showings of this performance, and you only need one ticket for access to both. Please enjoy the one which fits your schedule:

2pm Central (3 Eastern, 1 Mtn, Noon Pacific, 7pm GMT)

and then

9pm Central (10 Eastern, 8 Mtn, 7 Pacific)

S. J. TUCKER IN CONCERT ONLINE: SULTRY SUMMER NIGHT (AT THE MUSEUM)

Get tickets: https://onlineconcertthing.com/product/s-j-tucker-2022-07-28-0900-pm-cdt/

S. J.’s going on location for this special performance, all the way back to her hometown, and she’s taking us along! Sooj has given plenty of shows through the years in coffee shops, bookstores, college canteens, libraries, and once even a bank vault, but have you ever been to a concert in a museum? Now’s your chance to check out one of S. J.’s favorite museums, a place where she spent time almost daily as a child, as well as her excellent, enchanting, welcoming songs! If all goes well, S. J. will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Desha County Museum as well as Arkansas Abortion Support Network. Door prizes will be available, and online shows never run out of seats! Join us!

About a month from now I’ll have the good fortune to return to the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee for an outdoor festival performance! Please let me know if you plan to be there. I haven’t seen my TN-NC-SC fans & friends since last October, at one of only two in-person shows, and I’m so happy to be headed back soon.

August 12-14, 2022

Harvest Homecoming Festival

Cerren Ered/Dragonshire

5101 Mathis Branch Rd, Cosby, TN 37722

Tickets & info: https://www.facebook.com/cerrenered

S. J. PERFORMS AT CE’S HARVEST HOMECOMING (Saturday evening)

Come Home to celebrate OUR Harvest, come let our hearts and our hands join together. From Our Hearts, We will tell the story of Us with Sacred Space. We mark our Rites of Passage with our community, making what we find Holy stronger within us. We will demonstrate our individual practices and, in doing so, aid others in finding their own. We will sing our songs and tell our tales, naming each other and finding the Sacred Place within us all.Special Musical Guest: S. J. TuckerPlay Games, Tell Stories, Dance the Fire, Join Rituals, Sing Songs, Share the Feast. Continue on our Path of Growing the Hearts and Empowering the Hands of Our Community.


AFTER THAT

I have an opportunity to give my first Texas show in ages at the tail end of August, en route to CokoCon in Arizona (over Labor Day weekend), but it’s not quite confirmed. I’ll write to you all again in early August with the details, but feel free to keep an eye on my tour schedule page also: https://sjtucker.com/tour

COVID-19 is still abroad. I am continuing to schedule online concerts & keeping my tour schedule light, but cautiously booking a few more in-person shows. It’s tricky, getting back into the mode of performing for real folx and real faces again, but y’all have always made it worth my time, my toil, and my efforts. This time will be no different, except that I and my fellow performers may be rusty and unexpectedly vulnerable for a while yet. Thank you all for the gift of your understanding as well as your listening ears when next we meet at a show.

May 7 & 10 online show + Firebird’s Child club remix!

May 3, 22

Hi, folx! Just a couple of quick things to share with you for the month of May.

THING ONE! I hope you can join me this May 7 OR 10 for this month’s online show! Get your ticket for $5 or more here! My special guest will be my story-bestie Catherynne M. Valente, and she’s got a new book out that’ll knock your fairytale socks off. Come and hear her read passages from her work (her voice, her delivery, AND her writing are all quite good, I’m telling you!) between songs! We’ve also got door prizes available, including signed goodies & jewelry inspired by my lyrics, unlocking at 25 tickets sold & 50 tickets sold. Invite your friends, choose the showtime that suits your schedule better (you only need one ticket for both May 7 at 2pm Central and/or May 10 at 9pm Central), and join us!

Here’s an image you may share on your socials if you like, to help us spread the word.

More about Catherynne & her new Middle Readers novel, Osmo Unknown and the Eightpenny Woods, which she describes as a gender-swapped Persephone story, set in the world of Where the Wild Things Are.

THING TWO! Bandcamp Friday will be back again this May 6 from midnight to midnight Pacific! I’ll be doing a special Bandcamp release of the brand new “Firebird’s Child” remix, on which I got to collaborate with Dead Beat, my new Midwest witchy DJ buddy! It’s streaming on all the usual places now (YouTube, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Deezer & more) but if you’d like to download it directly from me, you may do so starting this Friday via my Bandcamp store! Bandcamp Friday is when the Bandcamp platform gives artists an extra cut of sales on the first Friday of just about every month; they’ve been doing this for us since before the pandoodle began.

New song + show tonight!

Apr 1, 22

Hi, my stars! It’s Bandcamp Friday, April Fool’s Day, AND Concert Day for me!

I didn’t get this new live song posted in the middle of the night like I’d planned, but here it is now: http://music.sjtucker.com/track/april-fools-day-live-2022

I wish you a sweet, fulfilling April Fool’s Day with only good suprises!

Come see my online show TONIGHT or Sunday afternoon if you can: https://onlineconcertthing.com/product/s-j-tucker-2022-04-01-9-pm-cst/

Thank you all for letting me be your Sacred Fool today!

Online shows April 1 & 3!

Mar 25, 22

My next online show is one week from tonight with a replay on April 3rd! Remember, one ticket gets you access to BOTH shows, so you can watch both or choose the one that fits your schedule better, and you’ll be eligible to win door prizes! Your tickets & tips will help me support not one but THREE causes dear to my heart: my FL Phoenix Festivals community, 🇺🇦humanitarian aid, and the folx whose lives were affected by the March 19 shooting in my hometown (nobody wants their hometown in the news for something so awful, but here we are).

I’ll post some door prize reveals over the next few days. Please invite your people, and please come! See you soon!
Get tickets: onlineconcertthing.com/product/s-j-tucker-2022-04-01-9-pm-cst/

The org helping victims of the shooting in my hometown on March 19 www.deltaneyo.com

Humanitarian relief for those fleeing Ukraine, through the Basel School of Business
tinyurl.com/BaselSchool

My festival community in Florida who had their event canceled earlier this month. I’m supporting them so they can rise from those ashes, as they have done for me. www.phoenixfestivals.com/about

Quick update for March 2022!

Mar 4, 22

Hi, everyone! I’ve got lots of news and links to share with you today! Here goes.

We have a Swiss-based cousin whose colleagues are taking a long trip today, March 4, to get supplies to the Polish-Ukrainian border. If you’d like to support what they’re doing, use this link to donate: https://tinyurl.com/bsbschoolfund More information here.

My musical colleague Daniel Katsük (you may also recognize his voice-over chops in Dragonball Z or Full Metal Alchemist!) released a book of children’s stories on my birthday! It will soon be available to order everywhere, but for now, here it is on Amazon: https://tinyurl.com/mysticallakesbook

Bandcamp Friday is BACK all day today, March 4! Please feel free to share my music link around & download anything you might have missed. I’ve got everything I can afford set to “name your price”, and if you spend money on me, I’ll get a slightly larger share from midnight to midnight Pacific. Thank you!

I don’t have an online show this month, BUT I’ve got one live appearance on March 18, my first of the year, an outdoor event down in Florida. Please let me know if you’re planning to be there! More info here: http://sjtucker.com/tour All my thanks to Phoenix Festivals for rescheduling to bring me back, after all this time, since the 2020 event was postponed! (Also, if anyone knows any good swimmable springs to visit near Bell, Florida, please let me know! Have mermaid tail, will travel!). It doesn’t look like this event will have a virtual option for those unable to attend in person, but rest assured that I am still advocating for as many witchy events and cons as possible to do this from now on.


My next online show on the theme of Tricksters in Wonderland will be April 1st with a replay on April 3rd! Tickets available now: https://onlineconcertthing.com/product/s-j-tucker-2022-04-01-9-pm-cst/


Yesterday, March 3, actor and puppeteer Melissa Stanton released a new short film which features my song, “Witch’s Rune”! I’ve added it to my soundtrack placements video playlist for your convenience: click here to watch!

Strowlers on YouTube!

Feb 14, 22

I made a new playlist on my YouTube channel for TV & film projects that have licensed my music, so you know it has to start with my favorite modern fantasy series, STROWLERS! Thanks to the #Strowlers team for making their content available & free on YouTube for the first time!

The pilot episode of Strowlers features two songs of mine and they’re also woven into leitmotif throughout the score: “Burn Me Out” and “Mirror Self”, from my Burn Me Out EP. There’s more Strowlers content than what I have on the playlist, and even more to come. If y’all believe in magic, I need you to see this.

Follow @Zombie Orpheus Entertainment for even more! They make cool stuff!

Feb 6 online show & new Bandcamp release today!

Feb 4, 22

Hi, folx! I’ve got only one online show this month, Sunday February 6 at 3pm Central, shared with Renée Janski! Just counting down the hours until showtime now, and I’d love for you to join us! Here’s the ticket link! If you miss it, I’ll offer the video for purchase later at Online Concert Thing.


Bandcamp Friday is TODAY, February 4, and I’ve re-released some old live tracks for the occasion! Grab them at my store here! You can listen before you purchase. All artists will receive an extra 15% of each sale from Midnight to Midnight Pacific time! Thank you all for your support!

Last month I was interviewed on a new-to-me podcast called Shadow Transmission, curated by my new friends in the underground goth & darkwave music scene of Central Arkansas- I didn’t even know we had one of those, neither the scene nor the podcast! Anyhow, I think the interview and the episode turned out great! DJ Hollow is an excellent host and I really enjoyed our conversation. Listen here or wherever you enjoy podcasts.

PSA: As far as I know, it came to the attention of just about the whole internet on February 1st that one purported NFT marketing website claimed it was offering NFT’s (art or other media sold exclusively via cryptocurrency) involving music by just about every musician you can think of, even those of us out here chugging along under our own power, without a record label & with the help of your support, like me. Since it hadn’t yet come up until now, I just want to officially let you know that, unless you hear otherwise directly from me, any NFT site or product claiming to be involved with my music is lying. Please take care and don’t get scammed. I am taking steps to protect my work from this kind of presumptive near-theft, and I will be keeping an eye on the situation, along with my musician’s union, my digital distributor, and my legal counsel.

Sorry to get so serious there at the end! Thank you for sticking with me in this new year. I hope that you are well and safe, and that you have everything you need right now!

Book Bard online show tonight!

Jan 14, 22


It’s been 13 years as of yesterday, January 13, since the Ravens in the Library anthology & the online #SaveOurSooj benefits, together with all the brilliant makers and musicians and authors and artists who make it happen, came to my rescue. I go days at a time without thinking about the scar, but not a day goes by that I’m not grateful.

2009 was before the ACA, let alone before we were all so accustomed to crowdfunding as its own thing. I was an indie musician with no health coverage, and the surgery I had to have could have pulled me out of my career and into a mountain of medical debt. But my community wasn’t having that.

Come see the online show tonight and help me celebrate!  Get tickets here!

LAST DAY to back #RedShoes!

Dec 5, 21

If you read this before Midnight Pacific time TONIGHT (Sunday), and you haven’t yet had a chance to back and pre-order the Red Shoes novel, today is your last chance to do so before the funding campaign closes. 

Depending on the final total, author Phil may be able to commission a new song from me to accompany the book.  That’s what we’re hoping for.  Take a look here, and please take part if you can.  

I did a reading of one of my favorite parts during my concert last month.  Watch it as a separate clip here. The book is badass, and I recommend it highly.

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