Tour Update: Albuquerque concert with Celia next week, and beyond!

Happy July, everyone!  

First things first: I have a concert at Tortuga Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico next Wednesday.  Yesterday, I found out that the amazing Celia would be passing through, and so I invited her to join me!  Can you join us both?  I hope so!

(They’re a bit cheaper if you grab them in advance- $10 or more online, $15 at the door.)


Doors open at 6:30pm, and music starts at 7:00.  There will be a short intermission between sets.  Special thanks to Kat, Jill, and Pax for helping this concert come to life.


After our Albuquerque visit, Ryan and I have a few free days on the road before we need to land in Oregon.  Where are your favorite places to go adventuring in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, or Utah?  Send me a message and let me know!  I’m sure to post photos on Instagram of where we end up going – follow me there if you like!


My next concert is in Oregon, at the lovely Summerstar festival with my dear collaborator Betsy Tinney, cellist.  The festival runs the course of the July 14-16 weekend and is a witchy-friendly event.  You have until July 6th to register if you haven’t yet done so.  Get all the info at the festival’s website.

“Summerstar is about growth, understanding and acceptance. It’s about moving beyond the boundaries imposed by yourself, others and our own inability to cope outside of our experiences. We embrace sincerity and genuine curiosity about what makes us, changes us and drives us as people. We encourage stepping up to the unknown and moving forward with the strength of our collective Wills to guide us. Finally, we hope that you will move and grow in accordance with your own Will.  Our site location is revealed to paid registrants only. This encourages only those who are sincere and interested in sharing a magickal experience to attend.”


After Summerstar concludes, I get to spend just a short time in Washington state, something I’ve been able to do each summer for more than a decade now.  The Pacific Northwest is one of those places that truly recharges me, body and soul, and I’m so grateful to all of my fans and friends who keep asking me to come back.

Sacred Spiral Sanctuary is hosting Betsy and me for another duo show on July 23rd, down in Ethel, WA.  It’s a beautiful place!

Get tickets right here – this show benefits Cascadia Cares.
July 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pmelwinshow

Sooj & Betsy at Sacred Spiral Sanctuary
1853 US-12
Ethel, WA 

“Join us as we welcome singer-songwriter extraordinaire S. J. Tucker and her powerful, hypnotic, soul-stirring songs, together with cellist Betsy Tinney, whose work has been called reminiscent of dark chocolate and fine red wine.  Feast your ears! Tickets are $25, and this concert will benefit Cascadia Cares, a non-profit organization that empowers people with food and resources. Join us for a potluck at 5pm; concert starts at 7pm. We will be outdoors, so please bring blankets or chairs for your comfort.”



Betsy and I will perform together on the Kitsap County side, Sunday afternoon, July 31st!  Our Silverdale shows have traditionally been rewarding and wonderful, filled with great memories for band and audience alike.  We hope you can make it!  We’ve made this one an earlier show so as not to be too hard on our friends and fans who have to go to work the next day.

GET TICKETS RIGHT HERE!  $10, $15, or $20, buyer’s choice!
Sunday, July 31st, 5-7pm
Sooj & Betsy perform at the Silverdale Grange Hall
12641 Clear Creek Road NW
Silverdale, WA
“Sooj and Betsy offer a dynamic duo show, Kitsap side, at the cozy Silverdale Grange Hall, on a Sunday afternoon!  Come one, come all! Doors open at 4:30pm.  Music begins at 5pm.  There will be a brief intermission between sets.  Special thanks to William for helping to host this show!”



-Betsy will be hosting her annual Music Under the Trees concert in Redmond on August 6th.  More details about that soon!
-I’ll be appearing at Myths And Legends Convention in Denver on August 12-14, along with the Doubleclicks! Jim Butcher is the author Guest of Honor, and it’s sure to be a blast.  More info here!

-I get to go to Venus Music Festival in Illinois for the first time at the end of August, and I couldn’t be more excited!  This event is hosted by one of my song sisters, Summer Osborne, and her awesome wife Lori.  More info here!


-Rather big announcement:  Just confirmed that I will be performing at DragonCon this year for the first time in ages!  Will I see you there?

Coming Soon:  I have a new touring vehicle!  We had our first successful run with said vehicle on our mini Tricky Pixie tour up to New York Faerie Fest last month- that trip was so wonderful, and I’m so grateful to our concert hosts and attendees in Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, and New York state!  I posted about the new ride on Instagram before we started that trip, and I asked a big question.  If I were to offer some new music as a super simple little fundraiser to offset some of the new car costs, would you all go for that?  The response was delightfully positive!  Watch for more info about this from me very soon, most likely on my blog.

-Last but never least:  Do you have your download or your physical copy of The Green Album yet?  Did you know that we’ve already helped Rainforest Trust to secure over 1800 acres of rainforest since the CD release concert last month?  Come and be part of something truly good.


Thank you all so much for reading this post this weekend!  I know that holiday plans take a lot out of us sometimes.  Know that I value your attention and your participation in the music and the magic that I get to make.