Concert TONIGHT, new merch TOMORROW, new movie NOW!

I’m hoping y’all will be able to join me tonight, along with my story-sister Catherynne M. Valente, she whose works have inspired heaps of songs from me over the years.  We have cooked up quite the show for you, full of readings by Cat and songs by me, some of which I have rarely, if ever, sung for ANYONE outside my own house.  We also reminisce a bit and get into our feels about shared adventures past, and shared adventures present, such as they are.  NOTE: this is a longer online concert than any other I have given in almost a full year, clocking in at about two hours and twenty minutes.  If you can’t stay for the whole thing, we still want you with us.

Get your ticket and tune in here:

We begin at 7pm Central/8pm Eastern.


Once upon a time in 2006, at a science fiction convention in New York, author Catherynne M. Valente (the Fairyland series, Space OperaDeathless) introduced herself to unsuspecting songwriter S. J. Tucker.

Soon after, they hit the road as fast friends to share combined book launch-concert performances across North America. These shared shows often combined art auctions and guest dancers or circus arts acts with live music from Sooj & readings from Cat, and they ran from October 2006 to October 2013, across road maps, train tracks, and many a narrative arc.

It’s with a great deal of joy that these two fairytale ambassadors come to Online Concert Thing, their powers combined once more, to share that old roadshow goodness with you, across the internet. Cat will present readings from her various award winning works, and Sooj will pair those readings with songs of hers which Cat’s stories have inspired, such as “Firebird’s Child”, “Not the Villain”, or “Girl with the Lion’s Tail”.

We like to think that there’s nothing else like this little circus in all the wide world, and so we hope you will join us.

Bonus announcements:

-tomorrow brings another Bandcamp Friday, which means if you download music from me or purchase merch at, I will get 100% of the money you spend on me.  Everything I can afford to mark down is set up so that you can choose your own price (including free!) and whatever purchase you make, helps me keep working and singing.  I’ll be adding a new merch item to the store tonight- remember my children’s book, Rabbit’s Song, based on the Blessings track of the same name?  I can now ship those out personally, which means I can autograph them for you, right here at home!  

-Speaking of books, the Daughter of the White River audiobook I produced last year around this time, about the brief life of Arkansas folk hero Helen Ruth Spence, now has an accompanying documentary film!  The documentary is a VERY ROUGH, but very genuine edit called “the author’s cut”, it features an all-local cast and crew, and as of yesterday, you may purchase a download of it, along with a music bundle I put together which includes songs of mine officially licensed for the film.  Go here to check it all out:

-Later this month, I will give a short concert as part of the ATC’s Virtual Hekate’s Sickle festival.  Info on that is here:

-After that, I’m planning to take a break from online shows until mid-November, when I’ll share another reading-concert with the delightful Fire Lyte, brilliant poet and host of the Inciting A Riot podcast:

Thank you all for reading today and for making it to the online show tonight if you can.  Should you miss it, don’t worry.  We will have the recorded video available for purchase at  Also, if you’d like to join my Patreon or my website subscription, all of my patrons and subscribers get those videos for free each month after they occur.
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