Spring It On! Upcoming concerts and more for April & May

Hi, everybody! I hope this week treats you well. It’s my last week at home before my first serious tour of 2014. It’s been TEN YEARS, folks, and I’m still making music, still singing, still celebrating. Thank you for being part of this wild, wonderful magical dream.

This update is LONG, and I apologize. It’s just that I’ve got so many shows coming up, and so much to tell you!  I’m starting off my schedule this month with two very special concerts in my home state. This coming Thursday, I get to perform at my college for the first time since graduating in 2001, and this Saturday I’m back in the lineup of the Amazon Music Festival! Read on.

Thursday April 10 2014, 7:30-8:30pm
S. J. performs at Lyon College
Edwards Commons, Maxfield Room
2300 Highland Rd
Presented by the Convocations Committee, S. J. returns to her own beloved school to give a concert, ramping up to the annual Ozark Scottish Festival!


Saturday April 12 2014 2pm-??
Amazon Music Festival
Guesthouse International Inn & Suites
1255 South Shiloh Drive

$50 for adults in advance, $60 at the door,
$25 for students, Free for kids unter ten.
The 2nd Annual Amazon Music Festival will feature 6 nationally-touring all-female Acts: Holly Near, Emma’s Revolution, Big Bad Gina, Ginger Doss, SJ Tucker, and Summer Osborne. In addition, Drum Elder, Wahru Cleveland, will lead an Afro-centric hand drum workshop for all skill levels.
This all-day line up makes a powerfully, energetic well-rounded event which will include political and environmental activism, humor, spirituality, imagination and muse. A true collaboration of sounds, styles, and community! Doors open at 1:30pm. All are welcome. Kids under 10 are free.

S. J.’s concert kicks off the festival, at 2:00pm!
Full schedule:
S.J. Tucker ~ 2pm
Ginger Doss ~ 3pm
Summer Osborne ~ 4pm
Drum Workshop w/ Wahru ~ 5:30-6:30pm
Holly Near ~ 7pm
Emma’s Revolution ~ 8pm
Big Bad Gina ~ 9:30pm

Your emcee for the event ~ Trish Busch
Next week I hit the road for real, starting out with a long-awaited concert in St. Louis, and touring on up to Canada by way of Chicago and Madison! Check it out.

Thursday April 17 2014, 8-10pm
ST. LOUIS House Concert
Chez Adrian
2311 South Milton Ave
Overland, MO 63114

$10-$20 advance, kids under ten free
Sooj’s first stop in St. Louis for 2014, celebrating ten years of touring and performing! Special thanks to fabulous host Adrian Ortiz-Lacaden.
Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Kids under ten free! (Parents, please consider child care if your little ones might have trouble sitting and listening for 45 minutes at a stretch. You have our gratitude!)


Friday April 18 2014, 8-10pm
Ringing Anvil Presents
S. J. Tucker Live at ManKind Project
with special guest Alexander James Adams!
1900 West Fulton St

$20 advance, $25 at the door
Sooj returns to MKP, with the FaerieTale Minstrel stepping up to join her!
Sponsored by Ringing Anvil, these two friends and forces of nature join up for their first shared concert of 2014, an event sure to delight the trickster, shapeshifter, and dreamer in all of us.
Doors open 7:30 pm, Concert begins 8:00 pm

Since the Chicago show and the Madison show (see below) both involve a healthy dose of Alexander James Adams, my Tricky Pixie band mate and brother, this is the perfect time for me to tell you that he’s released a new song for download! Betsy and I have little cameos in the recording, too.
Check it out here!


Saturday April 19 2014, 7:30pm
Sooj & Alec Live
Pegasus Games
6640 Odana Rd

GET TICKETS!   Space is limited.
$10-$20, ages 6 and up
Sooj returns to Pegasus Games’ Dungeon Gallery with new songs and a Cheshire grin! Everyone 6 and up is welcome. Come on over. All audience members shall receive XP for attending! Doors open at 7pm. Music starts at 7:30pm. Thanks to Lory, James, and the whole Pegasus crew for hosting!
UPDATE: Alexander James Adams, the one and only Faerie Tale Minstrel, will join S. J. for this concert! Spread the word!
Zoom! After taking a few days to visit some dear Midwest peeps of mine, it’s northward we go for FilkONtario, and another wee little tour with the Heather Dale Band, stopping in Ottawa, Montreal (My first Quebec visit), Hamilton, and Toronto. Read on!

Friday April 25-Sunday April 27 2014
Sooj at FilKONtario 24
Delta Hotel Toronto Airport West
5444 Dixie Rd

Pre-register by April 20! 
Pre-reg rate: $60.50
S. J. is guest of honor at FKO 24 – “a festival of music inspired by fantasy, science fiction, anime, gaming, computers, space, and more.” Everyone is welcome!
Special thanks to the Heather Dale Band for quintessential backup!

Friday May 2 2014, 7pm
Sooj & the Heather Dale Band
Minwaashin Lodge Aboriginal Women’s Centre
Suite 100-1155 Lola Street,

HEATHER DALE and S.J. TUCKER are beautiful, badass myth-makers who sing Celtic folk-rock songs about mischief and magic. Hailing from Toronto and the Mississippi Delta, their four-piece band (featuring Ben Deschamps on guitar and John Stadtlander on drums) tours all over North America & Europe — and you won’t want to miss their joyful, boot-stompin’ romp into the strange worlds of King Arthur, Fairyland, medieval France, Merry Olde England, Oz, Neverland, and our own hopeful hearts. Join in the magic this May 2nd!

Saturday May 3 2014, 8pm
Beltane Concert with Sooj & Heather
The Sacred Cauldron
1564 Herron Rd
Beltane Public Sabbat and Concert with Heather Dale and S.J. Tucker
Ritual begins at 6pm
Please bring food to share for the feast and a three meter ribbon of any colour for the Maypole.
Concert starts at 8pm
Ritual is Free (donations accepted).  Concert is $20 per ticket
Space is limited so please buy your tickets early. They can be purchased at the Sacred Cauldron or through paypal at thesacredcauldron@gmail.com

Sunday May 4 2014, 7pm
Hammertown Pagan Moot Presents
Sooj & the Heather Dale Band
Myth & Magic Moot
175 Young St

The Hammertown Pagan Moot is PLEASED to present Heather Dale and SJ Tucker along with Ben Deschamps and John Stadtlander for an evening of music, myth and magic!
Ticket Price:
$25/person for the whole event – 5pm
$5/at the door for concert only – 7pm

PURCHASING TICKETS: Tickets are available at our upcoming moots, OR you can pay by paypal or by e-transfer to mercurial.epithets(at)gmail.com.
Purchase deadline: April 13, 2014
When paying, please be sure to tell us what meal you choose.
Be sure to get your tickets early, as we expect this moot to sell out!

A meal ticket will give you the choice between:
1) turkey
2) vegetarian stuffed peppers
3) meatloaf made with high quality beef
Each meal will include potatoes and mixed vegetables. In addition, the Moot Committee will be supplying dessert. There will be door prizes and a free raffle ticket for those in period costume! 

Tuesday May 6 2014, 8pm
Sooj & Heather at Free Times
320 College St

HEATHER DALE and S.J. TUCKER are beautiful, badass myth-makers who sing Celtic folk-rock songs about mischief and magic. Hailing from Toronto and the Delta, their four-piece band (featuring Ben Deschamps on guitar and John Stadtlander on drums) tours all over North America & Europe — and you won’t want to miss their joyful, boot-stompin’ romp into the strange worlds of King Arthur, Fairyland, medieval France, Merry Olde England, Oz, Neverland, and our own hopeful hearts. Join in the magic this May 6th, for a special hometown show!  Doors at 7:30pm, show to begin at 8:00pm!


Back to the US now for another very special round of shows, the first and the last happening in uncharted territory for me!


Wednesday May 7 2014, 7pm
Sooj performs at UUYO
1105 Elm St
Space is limited; please purchase your tickets in advance!

Tim Malone Reiki, author Christin Keck, the Silver Grove Society, Youngstown Eclectic Pagan Society and Hippie Momma’s Hempworks present the Pixie Pirate Pagan songbird’s first-ever appearance in the Mahoning Valley, live at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, Ohio.
Doors open at 5:30pm to all $20 ticket holders for an exclusive meet & greet and for shopping with local vendors. Doors open at 6pm for all.
Music begins at 7pm. All ages welcome.
Tickets are $10 economy, $15 general, and $20 generous.
$20 advance ticket purchasers ALSO get a special souvenir packet with a handwritten thank-you note from Sooj!

BONUS: Author Christin Keck will also celebrate at this concert the release of her newest novel, Mini-apple Loss!

Thursday May 8 2014, 7:30pm
House concert
For details, email Sooj.

Friday May 9 2014, 7pm
Sooj performs at Fertile Ground Gathering
Prince William Forest Park
Park Headquarters Rd

Fertile Ground Gathering is a Beltane festival created to bring together the Pagan community; helping to build and strengthen the bonds among those who walk the Earth Paths in the greater Washington DC area. Located at Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, VA, Fertile Ground is family-inclusive and offers fantastic workshops and services, diverse rituals, spectacular entertainment, drum circles and dancing around nightly bonfires, cabin camping, fantastic meals, some very special guests and of course, dancing around the maypole! Sooj is thrilled to be part of the magick this year, sharing the stage with Maharal and Kellianna!

Saturday May 10 2014, 8pm
Sooj performs at Eyeclopes Studio
620 Charlotte St

$10 advance; space limited
Come on down to Eyeclopes once again for another lovely concert with Pixie Pirate minstrel S. J. Tucker! Bring friends, bring drums, bring dancing shoes- or no shoes at all!
Tickets are $10 advance. Everyone is welcome!
Special guest for this concert: proprietor, instigator, brother, drummer and facilitator Ken Crampton! Hijinks are bound to ensue!

Sunday May 11 2014, 6pm
Sooj performs at the New Deal Cafe
113 Centerway
Tickets: $10 suggested donation
S. J.’s first visit to the New Deal; special thanks to Amethyst D! Back in fair Maryland with new tunes and a big smile. All ages welcome. See you there!

Next is my last official concert for May, and it’s a wild, incredible thing. Those of you who love classical music, who love electronica, and who love folklore, definitely check this out, especially if you’re anywhere near Asheville, NC.


Saturday May 17 2014, 10pm
Sooj performs in 9th Phoenix’s HEART OF FIRE
New Earth
38 North French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
$8 advance, $12 at the door
Facebook event with cast photos & more

A theatrical electronica performance inspired by Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite featuring 9th Phoenix, S. J. Tucker, Samuel Costilow, Richard Risbridger, Trixie Laroux, and Draven Arcaene.
Within the ancient shadows of the forest, the Goblin King holds court, his desires set upon the Princess he holds captive. Until Prince Ivan discovers her, and with the assistance of the magical Firebird, brings the King’s reign to an end.  Come blaze through the old story with us as we craft it into something new!
Adding to the evening’s beauty and chaos is The Horde, a cast of goblins inspired by the spirits and household demons of Slavic folklore!
The show will be filmed for future dvd release, and audience members are encouraged to come in costume.

Doors open at 9:30
10:00 – Performance by S. J. Tucker
11:15 – Act One
12 – 12:15 intermission
12:15 – 1:00 – Act Two
1:00 – 2:00 meet and greet/mingle with the musicians and actors

After this fabulous event, Ryan and I will head home again to rest up for the next run. I’ll be heading west in late June, spending some quality time in Colorado and Utah en route to Faerieworlds in July! All the confirmed shows go up on the tour page as soon as they’re set in stone: https://sjtucker.com/tour

Thank you all again! Please spread the word of these concerts to folks you love who would enjoy the music. I hope to see you all soon.

OTHER NIFTY STUFF from music to environmental activism

I was hoping to have another round of recording sessions this week, to get closer to completion of the STOLEN SEASON album, but I’ve got a beast of a head cold working itself through my system. No singing for me for a couple of days yet. 🙁 I hope you’re all keeping well!

Here’s my recent blog post about my ten-year anniversary as a touring singing wild woman:

Here’s the link to download my first album, now ten years old, for a whopping Five Bucks!

Here’s the link to my favorite recent interview, and the Library As Incubator Project:

Here’s the link for the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, Arkansas eco warriors who are working to keep an industrial hog farm and its intrinsic mass of daily waste from destroying one of the most beautiful river ecosystems on earth. Please lend them your support and awareness, as I have done.

Here’s a link to sign up for monthly sneak peeks from me if you like, of songs as yet unreleased (note- there’s a glitch in the *recurring* aspect of the monthly recurring subscriptions right now, but we’re working on it):

My YouTube Channel (most recent video posted last week)

May the spring sun fall gently on you, and may the spring rain feed your spirit.
See you soon.